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The disassembly of death


During the cell-death program known as apoptosis, cells break up into membrane-bound fragments. It emerges that this process is controlled by the protein pannexin 1 and can be deregulated by an antibiotic. See Article p.329

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Figure 1: PANX1 channels regulate cell disassembly.


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