Programmed Cell Death in Protozoa

  • José Manuel Pérez Martín

Part of the Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit book series (MBIU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Miguel A. Fuertes, Paul A. Nguewa, Josefina Castilla, Carlos Alonso, José Manuel Pérez Martín
    Pages 1-6
  3. Claude-Olivier Sarde, Alberto Roseto
    Pages 7-23
  4. Maria de Nazaré C. Soeiro, Elen M. de Souza
    Pages 24-38
  5. Katherine Figarella, Néstor L. Uzcátegui, Viola Denninger, Susan Welburn, Michael Duszenko
    Pages 39-48
  6. Maribel Navarro, Gonzalo Visbal, Edgar Marchán
    Pages 59-73
  7. Luke A. Baton, Emma Warr, Seth A. Hoffman, George Dimopoulos
    Pages 74-90
  8. Marlene Benchimol
    Pages 97-115
  9. María Segovia
    Pages 126-142
  10. Ana Martín González, Silvia Díaz, Andrea Gallego, Juan C. Gutiérrez
    Pages 143-159
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


Under the name of programmed cell death (PCD) are included diverse molecular mechanism of cell suicide which play an essential role in the development of multicellular organisms. The best known PCD mechanism in multicellular organisms is called apoptosis. However, recent studies indicate that PCD is also present in protozoa and unicellular eukaryotes. The eleven chapters of this book give the reader a comprehensive update of the progress in the understanding of the mechanisms of PCD in protozoa. The chapters have been written by experts in this field of research and are arranged following an evolutionary point of view starting with PCD in protists and ending with PCD in ciliated protozoa.


DNA cell cell death development mitochondria molecular mechanisms programmed cell death protozoa

Authors and affiliations

  • José Manuel Pérez Martín
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM)Universidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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