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Apoptosis in the Nervous System

  • Nina Felice Schor
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Abstract

Our understanding of the mechanisms of cell death is ever evolving. Once thought to be a random, passive process, cell death can be energy-requiring, orderly, and critically important for proper development of the nervous system. Two major pathways to cell death have been recognized and characterized.

Keywords

Programme Cell Death Neural Crest Apoptosis Induction Medulloblastoma Cell Sensory Ganglion 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nina Felice Schor
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    • 2
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  1. 1.Division of Child NeurologyUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology, and PharmacologyUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Children’ Hospital of PittsburghUSA

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