Gallery 1 -- Optical photomicrographs from 4 x 5 inch originals

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DMI ref. omg059     Image title: Cholesterol | 8.48


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Cholesterol is an essential component of the membrane that surrounds every animal cell. It is also the precursor chemical from which the body synthesizes bile acids, steroid hormones, and vitamin D. Cholesterol circulates in the bloodstream and is manufactured by the liver and several other organs.

Polarized light, 1/4-wave plate.