Reversibility of apoptosis in cancer cells

  title={Reversibility of apoptosis in cancer cells},
  author={Ho Lam Tang and K L Yuen and Hue M Tang and Ming Fung},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={118 - 122}
Apoptosis is a cell suicide programme characterised by unique cellular events such as mitochondrial fragmentation and dysfunction, nuclear condensation, cytoplasmic shrinkage and activation of apoptotic protease caspases, and these serve as the noticeable apoptotic markers for the commitment of cell demise. Here, we show that, however, the characterised apoptotic dying cancer cells can regain their normal morphology and proliferate after removal of apoptotic inducers. In addition, we… CONTINUE READING