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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy: Which Role for Apoptosis?

  • M. Valente
  • F. Calabrese
  • A. Angelini
  • C. Basso
  • G. Thiene

Abstract

Necrosis and apoptosis, the two main patterns of cell death, are different processes. Necrosis usually is the result of severely disturbed extracellular environmental conditions and affects cell groups or a whole tissue or organ compartment. Apoptosis instead is a part of a “programmed” process and involves scattered cells. It is intrinsic to normal cells in embryogenic development, normal tissue turnover and clone selection in lymphoid cells.

Keywords

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Cytoplasmic Organelle Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia Grammed Cell Death 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Valente
    • 1
  • F. Calabrese
    • 1
  • A. Angelini
    • 1
  • C. Basso
    • 1
  • G. Thiene
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Anatomia PatologicaUniversità di PadovaItaly

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