cell death

  1. (physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells)
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  • We've isolated a number of molecules now that are known to cause cell death in other cell systems.
  • I highly recommend this book for all who have an interest in plant biology and programmed cell death in general.
  • If the mutation occurs in a somatic cell, it can cause altered cell growth (e.g., cancer) or cell death (e.g., teratogenesis) in the exposed person. Toxicity
  • It is our view that the cell death and syncytia formation observed following infection of INr treated cells results from numerous integration events observed in these cells. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • This finding indicates an alternative mechanism cell death that can also explain cancer regression.
  • As the disease progresses, necrosis and liver cell death may lead to fibrosis.
  • Plants also undergo programmed cell death in a variety of situations.
  • When they wheel and dance like miniature starlings, the consequence is that three-dimensional shapes are formed, as tissues invaginate in response to the movements of cells;* or swell or shrink due to local patterns of growth and cell death. THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • Aerenchyma is formed by cell separation or selective cell death and disintegration.
  • However, proteins called neurotrophic factors can activate nerve cells 'natural growth abilities, perhaps preventing cell death. National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases
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