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Pharmacol Ther. 1996;72(1):37-50.

Molecular and clinical aspects of apoptosis.

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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Post Office Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

Unwanted cells are removed by physiological cell death processes that are highly conserved throughout the animal kingdom. Physiological cell death plays an important role in development, tissue homeostasis and defence against viral infection and mutation. This review describes the molecular components that implement this process, the relevance of these to a variety of human diseases, and discusses the potential for novel therapies based on our understanding of them.

PMID:
8981570
DOI:
10.1016/s0163-7258(96)00098-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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