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Winner of the PLOS Genetics issue image campaign


Claudin 1, E-cadherin and keratin 14 in the tail skin of a mouse (October 2014). Image Credit: Tia DiTommaso

Earlier this month we launched a campaign to solicit people’s favourite PLOS Genetics issue images, published over the last ten years, from a selection of five. The winning image depicts claudin 1, E-cadherin and keratin 14 in the tail skin of a mouse and was featured as PLOS Genetics’ October 2014 issue image. Submitted by Tia DiTommaso et al, in their paper entitled ‘Keratin 76 Is Required for Tight Junction Function and Maintenance of the Skin Barrier’, this image depicts claudin 1 in green, E-cadherin in red and keratin 14 in blue, and the work highlights the role of Keratin 76 in wound repair and barrier activity in the skin. Find out more about the research behind the image in this post from the authors, published as part of our ‘Understanding Images’ series. The image will be featured on the journal’s Twitter account and homepage during PLOS Genetics’ tenth anniversary week.

Thank you to all who voted!


Author: Jessica Miller, Publications Assistant, PLOS Genetics


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