Actin Inhibition in a Retinal Cell


Submitted by Adam S. Zeiger of the Van Vliet Laboratory for Material Chemomechanics


Adam S. Zeiger
Van Vliet Laboratory for Material Chemomechanics, MIT Department of Materials Science
Epi Fluorescence Micrograph

"The image is of a mammalian retinal pericyte cell which has been exposed to the pharmacological actin inhibitor, latrunculin A. Latrunculin A causes the cell to lose its contractile ability and produces interesting morphologies, as seen in this image."