2019 AMI Online Salon

T-Cells Fighting Cancer

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: A. K. Bruce Design
  • Entrant Name: Allison Bruce
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission
  • Other Contributors: Teemu Junttila                       
  • Address: Brisbane, CA
  • Client: Personal Project
  • Medium/software used: Alcohol Ink, Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Digital Print
  • Primary Audience: Scientific Community

Project Description

Cytotoxic T cells (blue), are able to distinguish cancer cells (red) through specific markers on their surfaces. The T cell, after recognizing its target, delivers a mixture of toxins (yellow) to the cancer cell: perforin, to puncture the cell membrane, and granzyme which induces apoptosis (cell death). The killer T cell then moves on, ready to fight again.