Key Step In The 'Puncture' Mechanism Of Cell Death Revealed

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 09:35 in Health & Medicine

Medical researchers have discovered a key step in the mechanism by which cells destroy themselves. In this process, called "apoptosis," certain proteins cause the cell to self-destruct by puncturing its "power plant." How the proteins do this has now been clarified. The discovery is an important step towards the identification of targets for drugs designed to regulate cell death.

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