T lymphocytes and cancer cells, SEM


T lymphocytes and cancer cells. Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to cancer cells. T lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell and one of the components of the body's immune system. They recognize a specific site (antigen) on the surface of cancer cells or pathogens and bind to it. Some T lymphocytes then signal for other immune system cells to eliminate the cell. Cytotoxic T lymphocytes eliminate the cell themselves by releasing a protein that forms pores in the cell's membrane. The genetic changes that cause a cell to become cancerous lead to the presentation of tumor antigens on the cell's surface. Magnification x 1250 at 10 centimeters wide.

Credit: Steve Gschmeissner / Science Source

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