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  • Created on: 19-12-12 18:38

DEFINITION: programmed celll death

The process is controlled by signals from either inside or outside the cell.

PROCESS

- cell shrinks

- dna and protein in the nucleus break down

- mitochondria in the cell break down

- cell breaks up into small fragements wrapped in membrane

- a phospholipid (phosphatidylserine) which is normal present on inside of cell membrane is placed on the surface

- Phagocytic cells (macrophages) have protein…

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