Apoptosis: Molecules and mechanisms

Marina Konopleva, Shourong Zhao, Zhong Xie, Harry Segall, Anas Younes, David F. Claxton, Zeev Estrov, Steven M. Kornblau, Michael Andreeff

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This review of the molecules and pathways involved in programmed cell death (apoptosis) discriminates triggers of apoptosis (e.g. chemotherapy, radiation, Fas ligation), modulators of apoptosis (e.g. Bcl-2 family members, Bcl-2 interacting proteins, Apafs, IAPs, and Fas/FasL modulators including FLICE and FLIPs), effectors (caspases 1-13) and cleavage substrates (e.g. PARP). Special consideration is given to the structure-function relationship of Bcl-2 family members and to their post-transcriptional modification. Brief references are made to the role of apoptotic pathway in leukemias and lymphomas and to strategies of modulating apoptotic pathways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-236
Number of pages20
JournalAdvances in experimental medicine and biology
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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