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proapoptotic

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

Medical Definition of proapoptotic

  1. :  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 Lazebnik, Science, 28 Aug. 1998


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