Special Interest Site
The phenomenon of apoptosis in cells was first described by
Kerr, Wyllie and Currie in 1972. They discovered morphological
changes in cells undergoing cell death that lead to membrane
blebbing and digestion of the resulting small vesicles by
macrophages. The blebbing cells reminded the researchers of
leaves which are scattered around a tree in autumn. From that
time on, the Greek word "apoptosis" not only
describes the falling of leaves from trees in the autumn time,
but as well the process of programmed cell death.
web site will help researchers study apoptosis and cell
proliferation. It contains the latest information on the
apoptotic pathways and on methods for quantitative and
qualitative assays. You can use this site to select the best
research method for your application.