Neuronal cell death : a demise with different shapes


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NICOTERA, Pierluigi, Marcel LEIST, Luigi MANZO, 1999. Neuronal cell death : a demise with different shapes. In: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. 20(2), pp. 46-51. ISSN 0165-6147

@article{Nicotera1999Neuro-20161, title={Neuronal cell death : a demise with different shapes}, year={1999}, doi={10.1016/S0165-6147(99)01304-8}, number={2}, volume={20}, issn={0165-6147}, journal={Trends in Pharmacological Sciences}, pages={46--51}, author={Nicotera, Pierluigi and Leist, Marcel and Manzo, Luigi} }

Severe neuronal loss is common to many neurodegenerative diseases. Although necrotic features are often prevalent in neuropathological conditions, there is now increasing evidence to show that apoptosis can significantly contribute to neuronal demise in neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's and Alzheimer's diseases and HIV-associated dementia. Furthermore, a role in other disorders such as stroke, trauma, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has been suggested from animal studies1. Nevertheless, it is unclear which of the two types of demise, apoptosis or necrosis, prevail in acute and slowly developing neurogenerative disorders, and whether the mode of cell death is relevant for the ultimate progression of the disease.<br />The debate on the occurrence and prevalence of either type of death in pathological conditions such as stroke or neurotoxic injury could be resolved in part by considering that different types of cell death within a tissue reflect either the complete or the partial execution of a common death programme. Some endogenous mediators might modulate the shape (morphological appearance) of cells in the death process; such modulation could have implications for the neighbouring tissue by interfering with the execution of apoptosis-specific subroutines, thereby changing apoptosis to necrosis. Manzo, Luigi eng 2012-08-20T12:23:12Z 2012-08-20T12:23:12Z 1999 Neuronal cell death : a demise with different shapes Leist, Marcel deposit-license Nicotera, Pierluigi Leist, Marcel Publ. in: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences ; 20 (1999), 2. - pp. 46-51 Manzo, Luigi Nicotera, Pierluigi

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