Apoptosis induced by bacterial pathogens.

  title={Apoptosis induced by bacterial pathogens.},
  author={Yin Chen and Arturo Zychlinsky},
  journal={Microbial pathogenesis},
  volume={17 4},
Programmed cell death is part of normal development and homeostasis. Apoptosis induced by bacteria appears to contribute to infectious diseases. Some bacteria produce toxins to kill host cells by the same pathway, apoptosis, through different mechanisms including pore formation, protein synthesis inhibition or adenylate cyclase activity. Other bacterial pathogens' mechanisms to induce apoptosis, for example, that of S. flexneri, remain to be elucidated. How the bacterial toxins or the bacteria… CONTINUE READING

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