The significance of apoptosis in the liver


A. Benedetti M.D., Dept of Gastroenterology, University of Ancona, via Tronto 1, 60020 Ancona, Italy


Abstract: Apoptosis is a form of cell death which occurs in normal as well as in pathological tissues. We provide a description of the morphological changes during apoptosis and an overview of the role of apoptosis dysregulation in the pathogenesis of non-neoplastic liver diseases.