Epithelial cells escaping from the primary tumour

The epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a biological process by which epithelial cells lose their cell polarity and cell-cell adhesion, to undergo multiple biochemical changes that enable them to assume a mesenchymal cell phenotype, which includes migratory gain, invasive properties and elevated resistance to apoptosis. Tumour epithelial cells use this functional transition to initiate metastasis in cancer progression. 

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Commissioned work.

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Adobe Illustrator.

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Illustrations

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September 26, 2017