paraptosis: A new way for cells to die
Discovery sheds new light on Alzheimer’s and related diseases Buck Institute scientists describe an alternative form of programmed cell death, which they dub "paraptosis". Paraptosis is characterized by the formation of empty spaces called vacuoles in the cell cytoplasm,along with mitochondrial swelling. This may provide new insights into cell-death programs as well as novel therapeutic agents for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
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