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Comparison of Molecular Adhesions

Caption: Focal adhesion complexes (bright green) are typically large and sticky, anchoring a cell into place (left). When the gene DIXDC1 is knocked out, focal adhesion complexes instead become small and numerous, readying cancer cells to move into the bloodstream and become metastatic (right).

Credit: Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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