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Apoptosis: The Life and Death of Cells
     

Apoptosis: The Life and Death of Cells

by Christopher Potten
 

ISBN-10: 052162679X

ISBN-13: 9780521626798

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book describes the biological implications and significance of apoptosis. Occurring naturally throughout the lifetime of most multicellular organisms, apoptosis, or programmed cell death, accounts for the continuous turnover of cells in the body. However, the genes regulating apoptosis are defective in many cancers.

Overview

This book describes the biological implications and significance of apoptosis. Occurring naturally throughout the lifetime of most multicellular organisms, apoptosis, or programmed cell death, accounts for the continuous turnover of cells in the body. However, the genes regulating apoptosis are defective in many cancers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521626798
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Developmental and Cell Biology Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. Dead or alive; 2. How to die; 3. What to wear and who clears up the rubbish; 4. To reproduce or die; 5. The judge, jury, and executioner - the genes that control cell death; 6. Stem cells; 7. An in vivo system to study apoptosis: the small intestine; 8. Cell death in diverse systems; 9. Measuring levels of cell death.

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