APOPTOSIS

Apoptosis is the natural way your body gets rid of unwanted cells present as a part of the bodily growth. It is an essential process that tracks if there are only required cells present in the body. This pre-designed process is a clean way where the concerned cells f_irst shrink then condenses without af_fecting any other cells, tissues, or organs. "Programmed cell death" and "Cellular suicide" are the terms used interchangeably to explain its meaning more precisely. Apoptosis even promotes the immune system's control as it stops all kinds of pathogenic responses and even helps in controlling the destruction of essential ones. A person might develop cancerous cells when the Apoptosis process fails to do its work. Apoptosis takes place due to the presence of an enzyme called caspases. Every cell contains this enzyme, which is initially inactive and called procaspases. Their activation is triggered by previously activated procaspases brought in mass to the concerned cell by some adaptive proteins.

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