The end and after: how dying cells impact the living organism

Immunity. 2011 Oct 28;35(4):441-4. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2011.10.003.


All cells die, but the manner of death dictates interactions with living cells and consequences for the organism, especially with respect to the immune response. Here we discuss the different modes of cell death as they relate to this rapidly evolving field.

Publication types

  • Introductory Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Apoptosis*
  • Autophagy*
  • Humans
  • Necrosis / metabolism
  • Periodicals as Topic*
  • Signal Transduction