B0002342 Actin (red) in astrocyte cytoskeleton
Credit: C.Merrifield & M.Duchen. Wellcome Images
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Rat basophilic leukaemia cell, showing the network
of actin filaments (red) that form part of the
cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton is directly
responsible for such movements as the crawling of
cells on a surface, muscle contraction, and the
many changes in shape of developing vertebrate
cells. The image was taken using a Zeiss LSM 510
Confocal Microscope.
Confocal micrograph
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