Image of the Day: Break Through

Immune cells minimize damage while traveling through blood vessel walls by breaking the thin filaments of the cytoskeleton, which can rapidly reassemble.

The Scientist Staff
Jan 19, 2017

Leukocyte passing through a blood cell wall CELL REPORTS, BRAZILAI ET AL

(See S. Barzilai et al, "Leukocytes breach endothelial barriers by insertion of nuclear lobes and disassembly of endothelial actin filaments," Cell Reports, doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2016.12.076, 2017)