A cover image This is a immunofluorescence staining of a glomerulus of the kidney. Blue: the cell nuclei, red: Basement membrane molecules in Bowman’s capsule and green: synaptopodin, a podocyte specific cytoskeletal protein. This image was used for a cover image
A surprising finding! These kidney epithelial cells in culture were ignored for several weeks. The cells normally grow as a monolayer on the bottom of the culture flask. Without the necessary care and fresh nutrition, the cells changed their behavior and started to form spheres that were filled with extracellular matrix. This was never shown for this cell type. A finding that was interesting but difficult to reproduce. Nevertheless, a surprising finding.