Autoimmunity and apoptosis: refusing to go quietly

Apoptosis results in the oxidation of membrane lipids on the dying cell. Newly identified oxidized lipids play a dual role: they contribute to the recognition and phagocytosis of dying cells, but may also spur antibody production and inflammation.

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Figure 1: Tipping the balance.

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Bratton, D., Henson, P. Autoimmunity and apoptosis: refusing to go quietly. Nat Med 11, 26–27 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm0105-26

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