How Do Cells Commit Suicide

By The News Voice


Feb 24. 2021

Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a naturally occurring process in the body. that's what we call as suicide cell, its an essential process.


"cellular suicide," or apoptosis is a normal, programmed process of cellular self-destruction. Even though it involves cell death, apoptosis serves a healthy and protective role in our bodies.


Apoptosis is a way for the body to keep checks and balances on the natural cell division process of mitosis or regeneration and continued cell growth.


In a mature human, for example, millions of cells die every minute; we remain the same size only because, by an unknown mechanism, cell division exactly balances cell death.


There are several instances in which cells may need to self-destruct. In some situations, cells may need to be removed to ensure proper development. For example when our brain develops, we create million more then we need, and shed those who does not form synaptic connections .


Another example is the natural process of menstruation that involves the breakdown and removal of tissue from the uterus, It is necessary to start the process of menstruation.


Cells may also become damaged or may go through some type of infection. One way to remove these cells without causing harm to other cells is for your body to initiate apoptosis, and cells may initiate this process from within to stop the spread of that virus.


Apoptosis or cell suicide is a complex process. During apoptosis, a cell triggers a process from within that will allow it to commit suicide. Apoptosis destroys unwanted cells, mitosis that is cell division, and makes new cells.


Despite impressive recent progress in understanding apoptosis, many mysteries remain about the process and reasoning behind it.


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