Apoptosis: Lack of oxygen aids cell survival
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In worms, neurons respond to low levels of environmental oxygen in a way that protects distant tissues from stress-induced cell death. The molecules that mediate this cell-cell signalling may be targets for cancer treatment.
This article is published as Powell-Coffman, Jo Anne, and Clark R. Coffman. "Apoptosis: Lack of oxygen aids cell survival." Nature 465, no. 7298 (2010): 554-555. Posted with permission.