Apoptosis and free radicals.

@article{Wood1994ApoptosisAF,
  title={Apoptosis and free radicals.},
  author={Katherine A. Wood and Richard J Youle},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1994},
  volume={738},
  pages={
          400-7
        }
}
Necrotic cell death is usually a consequence of extensive insult to the cell, leading to release of intracellular contents and an inflammatory response. Apoptosis, however, is a physiological response to damaging influences that requires sufficient maintenance of homeostasis to allow execution of the pathway. Apoptosis circumvents the induction of an inflammatory response, which can be disadvantageous and, therefore, would be more beneficial than necrosis under many circumstances. The apoptotic… CONTINUE READING

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