Stem cells in intestinal cancer. Illustration by Gardenia Gonzalez Gil

Stem cells in cancer of the intestine


Illustration for Dr. Clever's paper "Searching for adult stem cells in the intestine".

Published in EMBO Molecular Medicine vol.5, 2009.

Section A pictures a normal crypt with stem cells colored green.

Section B illustrates what happens when APC is deleted in one of the stem cells. The offspring continuously proliferates and fails to leave the crypt originating a large "green" adenoma.