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Access the latest web focus which highlights some of the latest research from China covered by the three journals in the Cell Death portfolio. We are now witnessing the fastest development of biomedical research in China. This focus highlights the current progress in several important research areas, from mechanism-driven basic research to studies with translational potential.
This special issue brings a comprehensive collection of reviews highlighting diverse non-lethal functions of caspases in a variety of organisms, cell types, and cellular processes, such as signaling, proliferation, differentiation, remodeling and neuronal plasticity. In addition, this issue also includes several reviews on tangential topics, such as viral hijacking of host caspases, metacaspase functions, non-lethal functions of BCL-2 family proteins, and alternative, caspase-independent developmental cell death pathways.