Academic journals are periodicals in which researchers publish their findings, mostly the recent ones. Academic journals are typically peer-reviewed journals that publish theoretical discussions and articles that critically review already published work. Academic journals serve as an important forum for researchers and academicians from where they can access important information about recent developments in their field. These journals are the first choice for any in-depth examination of an issue related to science. Science as we know is scarcely imaginable without the academic journal. OMICS Group International Journals fall under the academic category as they strictly adhere to peer-review process and follow the format by publishing mostly the original work. OMICS International journals publish periodically and contain a series of articles in each published issue.
Apoptosis is the process of programmed cell death which usually occur in multicellular organisms and the biochemical events lead to characteristic cell changes (morphology) and then death. These changes include cell chromosomal DNA fragmentation, shrinkage, nuclear fragmentation, blebbing and chromatin condensation. Apoptosis is death of a cell in any form, mediated by an intracellular program. Apotosis is carried out in a regulated process that normally confers advantage during an organism's life-cycle. In a developmental context cells are induced to positively commit suicide while in a homeostatic context the absence of certain survival factors may provide the impetus for suicide. There appears to be some variety in the morphology and indeed the biochemistry of these suicide routeways; some treading the route of "apoptosis", others following a more generalized pathway to deletion, but both usually being genetically and synthetically inspired. There is some evidence that certain symptoms of "apoptosis" such as endonuclease activation can be spuriously induced without engaging a genetic cascade, although, most likely true apoptosis and programmed cell death should be genetically mediated. It is furthermore evolving clear that mitosis and apoptosis are toggled or connected in some way and that the balance achieved counts on pointers obtained from appropriate development or survival factors.
Last date updated on September, 2014