Apoptosis signaling pathways and lymphocyte homeostasis

  title={Apoptosis signaling pathways and lymphocyte homeostasis},
  author={Guangwu Xu and Yufang Shi},
  journal={Cell Research},
It has been almost three decades since the term “apoptosis” was first coined to describe a unique form of cell death that involves orderly, gene-dependent cell disintegration. It is now well accepted that apoptosis is an essential life process for metazoan animals and is critical for the formation and function of tissues and organs. In the adult mammalian body, apoptosis is especially important for proper functioning of the immune system. In recent years, along with the rapid advancement of… CONTINUE READING