Apoptosis or programmed cell death?

  title={Apoptosis or programmed cell death?},
  author={I. Bowen},
  journal={Cell Biology International},
  • I. Bowen
  • Published 1993
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cell Biology International
  • Although there are different ways in which cells may die, it is now thought that in a developmental context cells are induced to positively commit suicide whilst in a homeostatic context the absence of certain survival factors may provide the impetus for suicide. There appears to be some variation in the morphology and indeed the biochemistry of these suicide pathways; some treading the path of "apoptosis", others following a more generalized pathway to deletion, but both usually being… CONTINUE READING
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