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Curr Biol. 1998 Sep 24;8(19):R693-5.

Apoptosis: getting rid of the bodies.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, Colorado 80206, USA.


Cells that die by apoptosis need to be removed before lysis to preserve tissue integrity and function. Recent studies have identified components of the uptake machinery used by phagocytes, but much remains to be learnt, particularly about the recognition mechanisms and their coupling to the uptake machinery.

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