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Apoptosis: a distinctive form of cell death

  • L. B. Jordan
  • D. J. Harrison
Part of the Basic Science for the Cardiologist book series (BASC, volume 5)

Abstract

As we have seen in the previous chapters, apoptosis is an evolutionary conserved process that is ubiquitous within the living multicellular organism, essential for function and development. In this chapter we aim to introduce the concept of necrosis to highlight the unique process of apoptosis, discuss the features of apoptosis and importantly discuss the difficulties in identifying programmed cell death.

Keywords

Programme Cell Death Apoptotic Body Flow Cytometric Detection United Kingdom Introduction Chinese Hamster Ovary Cell Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. B. Jordan
    • 1
  • D. J. Harrison
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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