UNIT 2.1 Current Concepts in Cell Toxicity
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Toxicology
How to Cite
Samali, A., Zhivotovsky, B. and Orrenius, S. 2001. Current Concepts in Cell Toxicity. Current Protocols in Toxicology. 00:2.1:2.1.1–2.1.16.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: MAY 1999
This overview provides a basic definition of cellular death and the mechanisms that are associated with cell death: apoptosis and necrosis. It includes a description of structural changes and macromolecular degradation and the roles of signaling, mitochondria, and genetic changes in the two forms of cell death.