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Apoptosis

  • Richard Hill
Chapter

Abstract

Our DNA is continuously assaulted from a plethora of sides including exogenous environmental sources (for examples ionizing radiation (IR) or exposure to environmental genotoxic compounds) and endogenous sources such as replication fork collapse during regular DNA replication, during normal DNA repair events and immunoglobulin V(D)J gene rearrangement. However the incorrect repair of DNA breaks results in significant genomic instability due to gross chromosomal loss, amplification, or rearrangements that can lead to cancer.

Keywords

Apoptosis Cell cycle Cell death 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Hill
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  1. 1.Brain Tumour Research CentreInstitute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences, IBBS, University of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK

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