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    Blocking and inducing apoptosis

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    Look at how different pathogens induce or inhibit the death of host cells to increase their own survival chances. Include examples.

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    Many pathogens induce apoptosis of specific host cells in order to aid their own survival. The phagocytic macrophage is one of the most common targets, as loss of these cells removes much as the phagocytic potential of the immune system. Other pathogens are slightly less direct in there approach. ...

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    The solution describes how some pathogens either block or induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) to escape the immune system.