Host Derived Cells Contribute to the Tumor Microenvironment, Image #2


Submitted by Patrick Murphy, Hynes Lab, Koch Institute


Patrick Murphy
Hynes Lab, Koch Institute
Confocal Microscopy

"The image shows the extensive contribution of host derived cells, including endothelial and immune cells, to the tumor microenvironment. To determine the utility of a specific deletion strategy in the tumor, I used a mouse line in which Cre activity causes a switch in expression from membrane bound green-fluorescent protein to membrane bound red-fluorescent protein.  I was interested in determining the efficiency of deletion by an inducible Cre in the tumor.  A Lewis Lung transplant tumor model was used to determine deletion efficiency among the host-derived tissues.  The results show mosaic deletion among the host-derived tissues."