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|Title:||Protozoan programmed cell death - Insights from Blastocystis deathstyles|
|Authors:||Tan, K.S.W. |
|Citation:||Tan, K.S.W., Nasirudeen, A.M.A. (2005). Protozoan programmed cell death - Insights from Blastocystis deathstyles. Trends in Parasitology 21 (12) : 547-550. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2005.09.006|
|Abstract:||Programmed cell death (PCD) is an essential process in the growth and development of multicellular organisms. However, accumulating evidence indicates that unicellular eukaryotes can also undergo PCD with apoptosis-like features. The protozoan parasite Blastocystis hominis has been reported to exhibit both apoptotic and non-apoptotic features of PCD when exposed to a variety of stimuli. Recent observations of PCD pathways in Blastocystis suggest that this protozoan, as is the case with its multicellular counterparts, possesses complex cell-death mechanisms. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Trends in Parasitology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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