lung cancer cells treated with discodermolide

Confocal images of human lung cancer cells treated with discodermolide. Note the extreme rearrangement of the microtubule network and the break down of the cell nucleus. This rearrangement is irreversible and blocks the cell from dividing, and thus eventually leading to cell death. Image courtesy of Islands in the Sea 2002, NOAA/OER.

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