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programmed cell death (apoptosis)

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Why might programmed cell death (apoptosis) occur through a different mechanism than from the cell death that occurs in necrosis? What might be the consequences if apoptosis were not achieved in an orderly fashion, in which the cell destroys itself from within and avoids leakage of the cell contents into the extracellular space?

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Problem: Why might programmed cell death (apoptosis) occur through a different mechanism than from the cell death that occurs in necrosis? What might be the consequences if apoptosis were not achieved in an orderly fashion, in which the cell destroys itself from within and avoids leakage of the cell contents into the extracellular space?

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Both questions are really complementary - the consequences are reason enough to ...

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The following post helps answer a question about the cell cycle. This solution helps with a problem regarding programmed cell death. The explanation is given in 212 words.

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