Mitochondrial involvement in tracheary element programmed cell death

  title={Mitochondrial involvement in tracheary element programmed cell death},
  author={X-H Yu and Tony D. Perdue and Yair M. Heimer and Alan M. Jones},
  journal={Cell Death and Differentiation},
The mitochondria pathway is regarded as a central component of some types of programmed cell death (PCD) in animal cells where specific signals cause the release of cytochrome c from mitochondria to trigger a proteolytic cascade involving caspases. However, plant cells lack canonical caspases, therefore a role for the mitochondria in programmed cell death in plant cells is not obvious. Using plant cells which terminally differentiate, we provide evidence supporting the involvement of… CONTINUE READING


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