Die another way - non-apoptotic mechanisms of cell death

Tait, S. W. G. , Ichim, G. and Green, D. R. (2014) Die another way - non-apoptotic mechanisms of cell death. Journal of Cell Science, 127(10), pp. 2135-2144. (doi:10.1242/jcs.093575)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jcs.093575

Abstract

Regulated, programmed cell death is crucial for all multicellular organisms. Cell death is essential in many processes, including tissue sculpting during embryogenesis, development of the immune system and destruction of damaged cells. The best-studied form of programmed cell death is apoptosis, a process that requires activation of caspase proteases. Recently it has been appreciated that various non-apoptotic forms of cell death also exist, such as necroptosis and pyroptosis. These non-apoptotic cell death modalities can be either triggered independently of apoptosis or are engaged should apoptosis fail to execute. In this Commentary, we discuss several regulated non-apoptotic forms of cell death including necroptosis, autophagic cell death, pyroptosis and caspase-independent cell death. We outline what we know about their mechanism, potential roles in vivo and define outstanding questions. Finally, we review data arguing that the means by which a cell dies actually matters, focusing our discussion on inflammatory aspects of cell death.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ichim, Dr Gabriel and Tait, Professor Stephen
Authors: Tait, S. W. G., Ichim, G., and Green, D. R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Cell Science
Publisher:The Company of Biologists Ltd
ISSN:0021-9533
ISSN (Online):1477-9137

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