:A Review of Programmed Cell Death
Thisis a journal article that mainly focuses on the aspect of apoptosis.The term apoptosis is used to mean a process through cell death isprogrammed. The author of this journal tries to incorporate allprocesses including the background of this process and the severalstages that make up the process. At some point, the author includesother non-apoptotic forms. The author of this article takes much ofthe time to explain the aspect of the study of the cellcharacteristics and more so their mechanisms. Morphology is,therefore, important as the stage of cell development and the shapeis critical in the programmed cell death. The biochemicalcharacteristics of this process are also well covered in the journal.
Mitochondrialapoptosis: killing cancer using the enemy within.
Thisis the second article that concerns itself with the aspect of cancertreatment. To be specific, there is the aspect of mitochondrialapoptosis. As a matter of fact, the author points out how theprogrammed cell death is a big contributor to cancer treatment.Cancer treatment can, therefore, be based on the aspect of apoptosisof these cells in the body. Mitochondria are the main target to killcancer cells.
Thorburn,A. (2008, January). and Autophagy
Ontop of apoptosis, this journal article goes a step higher to evaluateautophagy. The author at first focuses on pointing out thesimilarities between the two processes despite them being deemed tobe different. It is evident that the two are core in the developmentof some diseases. It is also pointed out that the two can worksimultaneously. While apoptosis is the death of a cell, autophagy isexplained to be an important process in the death of a cell.
Itis, therefore, evident that in all the texts above, apoptosis isessential especially when it comes to treatment of various diseasesthat affect the cells including cancer. In that cell diseases havebeen found to hinder apoptosis, programmed cell death can overcomethis and aid in the treatment of such.
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Lopez,J., & Tait, S. W. (2015, March 05). Mitochondrial apoptosis:killing cancer using the enemy within. Retrieved March 25, 2017, fromhttp://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v112/n6/full/bjc201585a.html
Thorburn,A. (2008, January). and Autophagy: regulatory connectionsbetween two supposedly different processes. Retrieved March 25, 2017,from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2601595/