Author(s): Ashkenazi A, Dixit VM
Abstract Share this page
Abstract Apoptosis is a cell suicide mechanism that enables metazoans to control cell number in tissues and to eliminate individual cells that threaten the animal's survival. Certain cells have unique sensors, termed death receptors, on their surface. Death receptors detect the presence of extracellular death signals and, in response, they rapidly ignite the cell's intrinsic apoptosis machinery.
This article was published in Science
and referenced in Journal of Cytology & Histology