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Energy in apoptosis

Postby pinkypig » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:11 pm

Hi,

Could someone explain to me in detail or recomend a site with info about why apoptosis needs alot of energy and what it uses it for etc?


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Postby pinkypig » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:32 pm

could someone plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz reply!!!
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Postby Picaq » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:37 pm

Apoptosis requires digestive enzymes to be made in order to digest and kill the entire cell.
Well, that's my hypothesis. I really don't know why, but I know that a burst of ethylene in plants trigger apoptosis to soften and ripen fruit, and the cell death destroys the webbing between your fingers while you're a fetus so that we don't have webbed hands.
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