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Apoptosis and Cell Damage

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Apoptosis is a normal part of cellular life. However it can be potentially damaging to neighboring cells.

Why might this be so?

A

The release of enzymes from lysosomes in the dying cell may damage neighboring cells.

B

The release of ATP energy may increase the metabolic activity of neighboring cells.

C

Cell surface receptors from the dying cell may fuse with the cell membranes of neighboring cells and affect the overall function of those cells.

D

Neighboring cells may take up foreign genetic material and manufacture defective proteins.