Imaging an HIV-infected dendritic cell reveals numerous viral particles at the tips of filopodia. Actin-based membrane extensions from the dendritic cell are phallodin stained (red). HIV particles (white) decorate the filopodial terminal ends. To label viral particles, a construct containing eGFP at the C-terminus of the HIV matrix was expressed. The nucleus of the cell is stained with DAPI and is represented in cyan. This image (www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/45553) was prepared by Stuart Turville and is in the public domain.

Imaging an HIV-infected dendritic cell reveals numerous viral particles at the tips of filopodia. Actin-based membrane extensions from the dendritic cell are phallodin stained (red). HIV particles (white) decorate the filopodial terminal ends. To label viral particles, a construct containing eGFP at the C-terminus of the HIV matrix was expressed. The nucleus of the cell is stained with DAPI and is represented in cyan. This image (www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/45553) was prepared by Stuart Turville and is in the public domain.

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David Orloff

David Orloff is a Project Director for the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research at UCSD working on the Cell Image Library project. The Cell: An Image Library™ is a freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of images, videos, and animations of cells, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes.