Apoptosis

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  • APOPTOSIS
    • progammed cell death
    • occurs in MULTICELLULAR (more than cell) organisms
    • essential for normal growth, development and repair.
    • REGULATED BY SIGNALS FROM SURROUNDING TISSUES OR SIGNALS FROM WITHIN THE CELLS
    • when a broken bone mends, new bone cells are produced - more than needed - by mitosis. the extra ones are deleted by apoptosis.

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