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Cellular and Molecular Biology

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Apoptosis versus Necrosis

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Apoptosis involves the death of a cell.

Which of the following characteristics correctly distinguish apoptosis from cellular necrosis? Select ALL that apply.

A

Apoptosis involves release of cytoplasmic contents while necrosis does not.

B

Necrosis usually involves an inflammatory reaction while apoptosis usually does not.

C

Apoptosis involves a chemical cascade that is initiated by a pre-programmed internal or external signal while necrosis involves cellular damage by a pathological condition.

D

Necrosis is involved in normal embryological development while apoptosis is not.

E

Necrosis involves a passive mechanism while apoptosis involves an active mechanism for leading to cell death.