James J. Faust and David G. Capco, Arizona State University
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This image shows a normal fibroblast, a type of cell that is common in connective tissue and frequently studied in research labs. Unlike the
spiky version, this cell has a healthy skeleton composed of actin (red) and microtubules (green). Actin fibers act like muscles to create tension and microtubules act like bones to withstand compression.
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