Dr. med. Dirk Manski

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Apoptosis: Programmed Cell Death

Definition of Apoptosis

Apoptosis is cell death, controlled by gene expression, which includes, in contrast to necrosis, the avoidance of cytokine release or inflammation triggering.

Mechanisms of Apoptosis

Significance of Apoptosis

Apoptosis (controlled cell death) is essential for normal development and body functions:

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