Autophagic Cell Death and Cancer
AbstractProgrammed cell death (PCD) is a crucial process required for the normal development and physiology of metazoans. The three major mechanisms that induce PCD are called type I (apoptosis), type II (autophagic cell death), and type III (necrotic cell death). Dysfunctional PCD leads to diseases such as cancer and neurodegeneration. Although apoptosis is the most common form of PCD, recent studies have provided evidence that there are other forms of cell death. One of such cell death is autophagic cell death, which occurs via the activation of autophagy. The present review summarizes recent knowledge about autophagic cell death and discusses the relationship with tumorigenesis. View Full-Text
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Shimizu, S.; Yoshida, T.; Tsujioka, M.; Arakawa, S. Autophagic Cell Death and Cancer. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 3145-3153.
Shimizu S, Yoshida T, Tsujioka M, Arakawa S. Autophagic Cell Death and Cancer. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2014; 15(2):3145-3153.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shimizu, Shigeomi; Yoshida, Tatsushi; Tsujioka, Masatsune; Arakawa, Satoko. 2014. "Autophagic Cell Death and Cancer." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 15, no. 2: 3145-3153.