Apoptosis: an overview.

  title={Apoptosis: an overview.},
  author={Andrew H. Wyllie},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  volume={53 3},
The term apoptosis first appeared in the biomedical literature in 1972. That cells die had never been in doubt, and that some deaths are part of the enactment of a developmental programme had been recognised at least since the descriptive work of Glucksmann in 1951 and put on a firm experimental basis by Saunders. The unique character of this developmentally regulated death had been encapsulated by the term programmed cell death, introduced by Lockshin. The justification for the new term… CONTINUE READING


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