cell death

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Related to cell death: necrosis, apoptosis
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Noun1.cell death - (physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells)
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
death - the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death"
apoptosis, caspase-mediated cell death, programmed 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
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In turn, these insights are leading to completely new therapeutic strategies that block these mechanisms of cancer cell survival, forcing the induction of the process of programmed cell death, or apoptosis.
ISLAMABAD -- Results of a recent clinical study have shown that an anti-cancer drug that triggers cell death in various tumour types, may have clinical potential for some blood cancers including mantel cell lymphoma (MCL) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).
The objective of this study is to investigate the mechanism by which GUTK sensitizes cancer cells to cell death in nutrient starvation condition.
"Although free-floating viruses establish the initial infection, it is the subsequent cell-to-cell spread of HIV that causes massive CD4 T cell death," says co-first author Nicole Galloway, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology.
The two basic forms of cell death, necrosis and apoptosis, play essential roles in development, homeostasis, and pathogenesis (1).
Professor Zhang found that a protein known as RIP1, previously linked to natural cell death in the body, has a pro-survival function in melanoma cells.
Working with experts from Sweden, Germany and USA, they have discovered mechanisms that control a new form of premature cell death in living tissue - called ferroptosis - and a way to reverse it.
He further added, "We found we can trigger cell death with salt."
But if the problem doesn't resolve, the UPR triggers cell death.
Cell survival and cell death; a subject collection from Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology.

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