Apoptosis of neutrophils.

  title={Apoptosis of neutrophils.},
  author={Nikolai A. Maianski and A N Maianski and Taco Willem Kuijpers and David A. Roos},
  journal={Acta haematologica},
  volume={111 1-2},
Regulation of the neutrophil life span by apoptosis provides a fine balance between their function as effector cells of host defense and a safe turnover of these potentially harmful cells. Alterations of neutrophil apoptosis are associated with a number of diseases. As do other cell types, neutrophils possess components of both extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic routes. The intrinsic pathway of apoptosis seems to be of major importance in neutrophils since they are programmed for a rapid… CONTINUE READING

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