[Understanding cell death: a challenge for biomedicine].

  title={[Understanding cell death: a challenge for biomedicine].},
  author={Jos{\'e} Vilches Troya},
  journal={Anales de la Real Academia Nacional de Medicina},
  volume={122 4},
  pages={631-56; discussion 656-9}
Apoptosis or programmed cell death (PCD) is a physiological process that constitutes the natural fate of end-stage differentiated cells. It is essential for tissue patterning during embryonic development and for maintenance of tissue homeostasis of the adult organism. The execution of the death programme is characterized by a sequence of morphological and… CONTINUE READING