programmed cell death

noun

Examples of programmed cell death in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These revelations have reshaped how researchers think about programmed cell death, and Aravind recently discovered another piece of the puzzle. Quanta Magazine, 6 Mar. 2024 If enough damage builds up, the cell surrenders and undergoes programmed cell death, or apoptosis. Celia Ford, WIRED, 17 July 2023 Since the developmental chicken penises were proliferating at the same rate as duck penises, the team instead looked at the rate of programmed cell death, called apoptosis. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2013 Dostarlimab is an antibody that targets a protein called programmed cell death 1, or PD-1. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 June 2022 The researchers searched for markers of pyroptosis, a form of programmed cell death. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Because lobsters almost never get tumors, Polinski says, the team expected to find many more genes linked to activating programmed cell death. R.m. Davis, Science | AAAS, 23 June 2021 One tactic is blocking programmed cell death, which plants use to stop the spread of infection by killing tainted cells. Lindzi Wessel, Discover Magazine, 27 Sep. 2018 When the immune system is working properly, these loiterers are promptly destroyed via apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 4 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of programmed cell death was in 1964

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