How apoptosis got the immune system in shape.

  title={How apoptosis got the immune system in shape.},
  author={Christine Feig and Marcus E Peter},
  journal={European journal of immunology},
  volume={37 Suppl 1},
The discovery that apoptosis is an integral component of normal development has facilitated the widespread recognition that cell death is not at all inimical to life. For much of our lifetime the body maintains a cellular homeostasis persisting until, ultimately, it is broken during the aging process. However, unlike the body as a whole, fluctuations at any age in this cellular balance are frequent in the immune system, which responds to infections via massive clonal expansions and elimination… CONTINUE READING
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