caspase-mediated cell death

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Noun1.caspase-mediated cell death - a type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself; a cell suicide mechanism that enables metazoans to control cell number and eliminate cells that threaten the animal's survival
cell death, necrobiosis - (physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells)
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(2) Caspase-mediated cell death via pyroptosis (necrosis) or apoptosis.
Therapeutic accessibility of caspase-mediated cell death as a key pathomechanism in indirect acute lung injury.
Furthermore, curcumin down-regulated bcl-2 and bcl(x)l, leading to caspase-mediated cell death. Finally, curcumin blocked migration of MB cells.