Cell death in parasitic protozoa: regulated or incidental?

  title={Cell death in parasitic protozoa: regulated or incidental?},
  author={William R. Proto and G. Coombs and J. Mottram},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  • William R. Proto, G. Coombs, J. Mottram
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • Apoptosis and other types of regulated cell death have been defined as fundamental processes in plant and animal development, but the occurrence of, and possible roles for, regulated cell death in parasitic protozoa remain controversial. A key problem has been the difficulty in reconciling the presence of apparent morphological markers of apoptosis and the notable absence of some of the key executioners functioning in higher eukaryotes. Here, we review the evidence for regulated cell death… CONTINUE READING
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