Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Apoptosis and Medicine

Edited by Tobias Ntuli

University of South Africa, South Africa

This book looks at the latest research studies on apoptosis in medicine. It is divided into three sections for convenient and easy reading. The first section which comprises two chapters is an introduction of the subject of apoptosis to the uninitiated. The second section which comprises a single solitary chapter looks at apoptosis in normal physiology during bone resorption under mechanical stress. The third and the final section reviews apoptosis in a number of pathological conditions with an emphasis on cancer.

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Apoptosis and MedicineEdited by Tobias Ntuli

Published: August 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3440

ISBN: 978-953-51-0701-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5311-5

Copyright year: 2012

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31587 Total Chapter Downloads

46 Crossref Citations

73 Web of Science Citations

95 Dimensions Citations


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1. Extrinsic and Intrinsic Apoptosis Signal Pathway Review

By Zhao Hongmei


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2. Osteocyte Apoptosis-Induced Bone Resorption in Mechanical Remodeling Simulation - Computational Model for Trabecular Bone Structure

By Ji Yean Kwon, Hisashi Naito, Takeshi Matsumoto and Masao Tanaka


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3. Cell Death and Anti-DNA Antibodies

By Yasuhiko Hirabayashi


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4. Cell Death and Cancer, Novel Therapeutic Strategies

By Silvina Grasso, M. Piedad Menéndez-Gutiérrez, Estefanía Carrasco-García, Leticia Mayor-López, Elena Tristante, Lourdes Rocamora-Reverte, Ángeles Gómez-Martínez, Pilar García-Morales, José A. Ferragut, Miguel Saceda and Isabel Martínez-Lacaci


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5. Apoptosis as a Therapeutic Target in Cancer and Cancer Stem Cells: Novel Strategies and Futures Perspectives

By María A. García, Esther Carrasco, Alberto Ramírez, Gema Jiménez, Elena López-Ruiz, Macarena Perán, Manuel Picón, Joaquín Campos, Houria Boulaiz and Juan Antonio Marchal


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6. Cytocidal Effects of Polyphenolic Compounds, Alone or in Combination with, Anticancer Drugs Against Cancer Cells: Potential Future Application of the Combinatory Therapy

By Bo Yuan, Masahiko Imai, Hidetomo Kikuchi, Shin Fukushima, Shingo Hazama, Takenori Akaike, Yuta Yoshino, Kunio Ohyama, Xiaomei Hu, Xiaohua Pei and Hiroo Toyoda


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7. Cellular Caspases: New Targets for the Action of Pharmacological Agents

By Tatyana O. Volkova and Alexander N. Poltorak


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8. Some Findings on Apoptosis in Hepatocytes

By Mayumi Tsuji and Katsuji Oguchi


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9. Pancreatic Islet Beta-Cell Apoptosis in Experimental Diabetes Mellitus

By A.V. Smirnov, G.L. Snigur and M.P. Voronkova


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10. Immunohistochemistry of Neuronal Apoptosis in Fatal Traumas: The Contribution of Forensic Molecular Pathology in Medical Science

By Qi Wang, Tomomi Michiue and Hitoshi Maeda


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