Programmed cell death

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(programmed cell death is the controlled death of a cell)
 
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 also known as apoptosis.  
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Also known as [[Apoptosis|apoptosis.]]
  
programmed cell death is the process by which the body removes unwanted cells. It happens to a large extent in development, for example programmed cell death occurs between your fingers during development so that your fingers are seperate, if this does not occur it results in syndactyly which is where your fingers are still joinned together. 
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[[Apoptosis|Apoptosis]]<br>Programmed cell death is the process by which the body removes unwanted cells. It happens to a large extent in development, for example programmed cell death occurs between your fingers during development so that your fingers are separate, if this does not occur it results in syndactyly which is where your fingers are still joined together.  
  
programmed cell death occurs by the cell recieving a specific signal, shrinking and consensing as the cytoskelleton collapses the nuclear enovolope is degraded along with the DNA. The cell then forms apoptotic bleds which are vesicles containing parts of the cell. These are then engulfed by macrophages and digested.  
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<br>Programmed cell death occurs by the cell receiving a specific signal, shrinking and condensing as the [[Cytoskeleton|cytoskeleton]] collapses the nuclear envelope is degraded along with the DNA. The cell then forms apoptotic bleds which are vesicles containing parts of the cell. These are then engulfed by [[Macrophage|macrophages]] and digested.<br>This is not to be confused with cell [[Necrosis|necrosis]] which is accidental cell death. <br><br>
 
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This is not to be confused with cell necrosis which is accidental cell death.&nbsp;
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Alberts, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter. (2008). Molecular biology of the cell (5th ed.). new york: garland science. page 1115- 1129<br>
 
Alberts, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter. (2008). Molecular biology of the cell (5th ed.). new york: garland science. page 1115- 1129<br>

Revision as of 18:50, 21 November 2013

Also known as apoptosis.

Apoptosis
Programmed cell death is the process by which the body removes unwanted cells. It happens to a large extent in development, for example programmed cell death occurs between your fingers during development so that your fingers are separate, if this does not occur it results in syndactyly which is where your fingers are still joined together.


Programmed cell death occurs by the cell receiving a specific signal, shrinking and condensing as the cytoskeleton collapses the nuclear envelope is degraded along with the DNA. The cell then forms apoptotic bleds which are vesicles containing parts of the cell. These are then engulfed by macrophages and digested.
This is not to be confused with cell necrosis which is accidental cell death.

reference; 

Alberts, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter. (2008). Molecular biology of the cell (5th ed.). new york: garland science. page 1115- 1129

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