ARATHI NAIR - THE LAWBREAKERS
Title: THE LAWBREAKERS
Specie: Cancer cells morphology and characteristics
Description: The Lawbreakers
Human bodies are made of up to 30 trillion cells in which the process of cell division and apoptosis are intricately balanced. However, upon accumulation of mutations, this balance is disrupted and normal cells 'break the law' to transform into cancer cells. Morphologically normal cells (depicted in brown) maintain a uniform shape and size, whereas cancer cells (depicted in red) show variability in shape as well as size and cellular boundaries are not well-defined Fig.1). Cancer cells lose their specialized shapes and have finger-like projections called Lamellipodia and filopodia that enable directional migration and invasion (Fig.2). Cancer cells are also characterized by a larger, darker nucleus with irregular morphology and scanty cytoplasm (Fig.3).
Category: Scientific illustration
Technique: WATER COLOUR ILLUSTRATION ON 250GSM ACID FREE PAPER
Size: A4, 1000ppi