Autophagic and apoptotic features during programmed cell death in the fat body of the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta).


Two major pathways of programmed cell death (PCD)--the apoptotic and the autophagic cell death--were investigated in the decomposition process of the larval fat body during the 5th larval stage of Manduca sexta. Several basic aspects of apoptotic and autophagic cell death were analyzed by morphological and biochemical methods in order to disclose whether… (More)