Cell death by necrosis: towards a molecular definition.

@article{Golstein2007CellDB,
  title={Cell death by necrosis: towards a molecular definition.},
  author={Pierre Golstein and Guido Kroemer},
  journal={Trends in biochemical sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={37-43}
}
Necrosis has been defined as a type of cell death that lacks the features of apoptosis and autophagy, and is usually considered to be uncontrolled. Recent research suggests, however, that its occurrence and course might be tightly regulated. After signaling- or damage-induced lesions, necrosis can include signs of controlled processes such as mitochondrial dysfunction, enhanced generation of reactive oxygen species, ATP depletion, proteolysis by calpains and cathepsins, and early plasma… CONTINUE READING
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