HIV and apoptosis: a complex interaction between cell death and virus survival.

@article{Gil2004HIVAA,
  title={HIV and apoptosis: a complex interaction between cell death and virus survival.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Gil and Mercedes Bermejo and Jos{\'e} Javier Rivera Alcam{\'i}},
  journal={Progress in molecular and subcellular biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={36},
  pages={
          117-49
        }
}
Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a physiological mechanism by which the cell fragments its DNA and “commits suicide” in a controlled way (Coultas and Strasser 2000). The mechanisms of apoptosis are natural and even protect against uncontrolled cellular growth as well as playing a very important role in all development systems: embryogenesis, hematopoietic differentiation and proliferation, control of tumor proliferation, and regulation of immune activation (Holtzman et al. 2000). In the… CONTINUE READING