, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 247–260

Molecular mechanisms of “detachment-induced apoptosis—Anoikis”

  • J. Grossmann

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015312119693

Cite this article as:
Grossmann, J. Apoptosis (2002) 7: 247. doi:10.1023/A:1015312119693


Apoptosis following loss of cell anchorage is of relevance for development, tissue homeostasis and disease. In the following the role of cell-matrix anchorage as well as cell-cell anchorage for cell survival and apoptosis is reviewed and the complex molecular mechanisms inducing and perpetuating detachment-induced apoptosis will be discussed with special emphasis on the role of caspases, p53, bcl-2 family members and the Fas signaling pathway.

anoikis apoptosis cadherins detachment-induced apoptosis integrins 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Grossmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine IUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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