Question about Apoptosis

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Question about Apoptosis

Post by lisczz » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:56 pm

Hi all, I was reading about apoptosis, and I'm confused. Do perforins kill the cell, or does it send a signal and tell the cell to kill itself?

And what is the difference between apoptosis and lysis? I'm a first year biology student, so if you can explain this is simple terms, that'd be great!

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Post by plasmodesmata11 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:12 pm

well, I know that apoptosis is programmed cell death, whereas lysis is the breaking or destruction of a cell

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