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Sunday Night Sketches

Other responsibilities have kept me from updating my blog. Until I post something more substantial, I took a break from work this evening to draw.

An apathetic osteoblast, bored with his task of feeding the mono nucleated osteoclast precursors RANK ligand.

My attempt at the macrophage is for Heather over at Escaping Anergy and inspired by a couple of the images found here. Plus, the osteoclast and macrophage, both derived from the monocyte lineage, are sort of cellular cousins. Furthermore, considering that osteoclasts essentially spit up acid like Jeff Goldblum in “The Fly” to degrade bone matrix, and macrophages rival the gluttony of No-Face in “Spirited Away,” these cells might be a couple of the most bad-ass cells in our bodies.

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About aaronbroege

Aaron Broege is a visiting assistant professor at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. His research focuses on signaling pathways involved in differentiation of osteoclasts, cells that break down bone.

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One thought on “Sunday Night Sketches

  1. Again, BRAVO! Especially enjoy the RANKL one.

    Posted by Anthony Martin | August 25, 2014, 12:25 pm

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