What is cell death?

  • (noun): (physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells).
    Synonyms: necrobiosis

Some articles on cells, cell, cell death:

Chromatolysis - History
... In 1885, researcher Walther Flemming described dying cells in degenerating mammalian ovarian follicles ... The cells showed variable stages of pyknotic chromatin ... Other stages included cell fractionation into smaller bodies ...
Cancer Immunology and Chemotherapy
... investigated how inducing immunogenic cancer cell death ought to become a priority of cancer chemotherapy ... eradicating chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells ... on how the immune response is triggered against dying tumour cells ...
Cylindrospermopsin - Toxicology - Modes of Action
... of membranes, lipid accumulation within cells, and finally cell death ... At 48 hours, small lipid droplets had accumulated in the cell bodies, and at 100 hours, hepatocytes in the hepatic lobules were destroyed beyond function ... reported protein synthesis inhibition, and an as-yet unclear method of causing cell death ...
Richard A. Lockshin
... Lockshin focused mainly on developmental cell death in insects and for which he received his Ph.D ... In 1964, Lockshin and Williams published their landmark contribution on "Programmed Cell Death Endocrine potentiation of the breakdown of the intersegmental muscles of silkmoths", in which ... Richard Lockshin has made significant contributions to the cell death community ...
Limb Development - Axial Patterning and Related Issues - Proximal/distal Patterning - Early Allocation and Progenitor Expansion Model (or Prespecification Model)
... Cells are specified for each segment in the early limb bud and this population of cells expand out as the limb bud grows ... Cell division is seen throughout the limb bud ... Cell death occurs within a 200 μm zone subjacent to the AER when it is removed cell death forecloses some patterning ...

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