programmed cell death

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Synonyms for programmed cell death

a type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself

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The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape for Programmed Cell Death Protein 1 (CD279 or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Susceptibility 2 or PD1)
Lastly, Maxim is developing small-molecule inhibitors and activators of caspases, key enzymes that modulate and carry out the cellular signaling pathways involved in programmed cell death, also known as apoptosis.
The most significant finding was evidence of programmed cell death in the regressing mandibles of presoldiers.
Human (-thrombin and SFLLRN(P), PAR-1's synthetic peptide activator and agonist, have both been shown to induce apoptosis-like cell death in Gallus gallus motoneuron cultures and in programmed cell death.
Before the experiments, he speculated that, by preventing programmed cell death and encouraging inflammation, IKK-beta also promotes the emergence and growth of tumors.
Apoptosis is a unique type of programmed cell death, and oxidant-mediated DNA damage is one of the key factors for its induction.
Apoptosis refers to programmed cell death which is part of many biological processes.
In Caenorhabditis elegans, scientists discovered the phenomenon of programmed cell death, which explains how biological development occurs in animals.
This stress response results in two changes that may be important to the role of STA-4783 in tumor cell killing in combination with taxanes: a dramatic increase in the production of Hsp70 and other heat shock and stress-related proteins, which can enhance immune-mediated killing of tumor cells, and the alteration of certain signal transduction pathways in tumor cells, which can affect cell proliferation and induce programmed cell death, or apoptosis.
The Laureates have identified key genes regulating organ development and programmed cell death and have shown that corresponding genes exist in higher species, including man," declared the award statement released by the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
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