Image of the Day: Manipulative Melanomas

Early-stage melanoma cells alter proteins in nearby skin cells to create a favorable environment for cancer progression.

The Scientist Staff
Mar 19, 2017

Melanoma cells (gray) and normal human skin cells (red) DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ERLANGEN, TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER, GERMANY

(See C. Ostalecki et al., “Multiepitope tissue analysis reveals SPPL3-mediated ADAM10 activation as a key step in the transformation of melanocytes,” Science, doi:10.1126/scisignal.aai8288, 2017.)