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proapoptotic

adjective pro·ap·o·pto·tic \ (ˈ)prō-ˌa-pə(p)-ˈtä-tik, -ˌa-päp-, -ˌa-pō-, -ˌā-päp- \
variants: or pro-apoptotic

medical Definition of proapoptotic

: promoting or causing apoptosis
  • These enzymes participate in a cascade that is triggered in response to proapoptotic signals and culminates in cleavage of a set of proteins, resulting in disassembly of the cell.
  • —Nancy A. Thornberry and Yuri LazebnikScience28 Aug. 1998

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