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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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.
Inability to adapt to the stress or the stimuli produces cell injury, either reversible or irreversible, ultimately producing cell death.
The U-M study, which looked at the use of antimicrobials to fight cancerous tumors, suggests nisin, in part, slows cell proliferation or causes cell death through the activation of a protein called CHAC1 in cancer cells, a protein known to influence cell death.
Among the topics are the origins and evolution of programmed cell death, caspases and cell death, mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization, death receptors, the engulfment of apoptotic cells and its physiological roles, autophagy, regulatory genes and disease, cornification of the skin as a non-apoptotic cell death mechanism, inherited disorders, and microbial inhibitors of apopotosis.
Alternatively, the composition can contain at least one agent that promotes T cell death and at least one agent that inhibits T cell proliferation.
Apoptosis is permanent cell death where nucleus undergoes fragmentation whereas necrosis is reversible cellular changes.
Trivalent forms of arsenic have been found to induce apoptosis in several cellular systems with involvement of membrane-bound cell death receptors, activation of caspases, release of calcium stores, and changes of the intracellular glutathione level.
Before the experiments, he speculated that, by preventing programmed cell death and encouraging inflammation, IKK-beta also promotes the emergence and growth of tumors.
Neuronal cell death has been shown to occur by apoptotic, necrotic and so-called atypical cell death mechanisms.
Indeed, we recently reported that gap junctions mediate a form of "bystander" cell death in the developing retina (4).
Cell death occurs rapidly via a novel mechanism-of-action that does not require a fully functioning immune system.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether AGE inhibits cell death induced by SAM in PC12 cells.

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