On the Surface

Date: March 10, 2017

Materials: Acrylic and Ink on Wood

Size: 12” x 6”



This painting depicts a close-up look at the surface, or membrane, of a cell. Here you can see a number of cell surface receptors embedded in the plasma membrane. These proteins receive extracellular molecules, such as hormones, neurotransmitters, cytokines, growth factors, and nutrients, that allow for cell-cell communication. Each cell has different kinds of membrane proteins that regulate the communication and transduction for that specific cell.

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