Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 June 2002

346 Pages | 30 line, 3 halftone, 8 color plates

ISBN: 9780199638499

Bookseller Code (05)


The Molecular Biology of Programmed Cell Death

Edited by Michael Jacobson and Nicola McCarthy

Frontiers in Molecular Biology

The number of cells within the human body is very tightly regulated: too many and we can develop cancer, too few and we may lose cells that we cannot replace. The number of cells is controlled by several different mechanisms in different tissues, but all are triggered to commit suicide should too many be in one place at one time, or become damaged. This book examines how this process of cell suicide (apoptosis) is regulated, and how our understanding of this process may lead to novel treatments for a wide variety of human diseases.


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