Activation of K+ channels: an essential pathway in programmed cell death.

@article{Remillard2004ActivationOK,
  title={Activation of K+ channels: an essential pathway in programmed cell death.},
  author={Carmelle V. Remillard and Jason X-J Yuan},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={286 1},
  pages={L49-67}
}
Cell apoptosis and proliferation are two counterparts in sharing the responsibility for maintaining normal tissue homeostasis. In recent years, the process of the programmed cell death has gained much interest because of its influence on malignant cell growth and other pathological states. Apoptosis is characterized by a distinct series of morphological and biochemical changes that result in cell shrinkage, DNA breakdown, and, ultimately, phagocytic death. Diverse external and internal stimuli… CONTINUE READING