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FAK Helps Cancer Metastasize

Caption: A study in The Journal of Cell Biology shows that FAK helps cancer cells metastasize. Here, FAK (green) gathers with another kinase protein called Src (red) at cell-to-cell junctions in blood vessel walls in the presence of the tumor-promoting growth factor VEGF.

Credit: Jean et al., 2014

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