Sunday, October 16, 2016

Apoptosis - Quick review

Apoptosis is ' Programmed Cell death'

It is a physiologic and a Pathologic phenomenon.

There are 2 pathways of apoptosis-
A. Extrinsic pathway- a/ w activation of caspase 8
B. Intrinsic pathway- a/w activation of caspase 9

Most striking feature- Absence of inflammation.
Earliest feature- Cell shrinkage
Most characteristic feature- Nuclear pyknosis

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