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What is the purpose of programmed cell death?

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what is another name for programmed cell death, and what is it? What is its purpose?
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It is when a cell is sent a message to die, and it basically commits suicide. If it dies without this, it gets all over the place and its very bad. With programmed cell death, when it dies, its contained, and another cell gobbles it up. No mess, no problem.
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Apoptosis has a number of advantages over necrosis, the other way that cells die. Apoptosis can eliminate large numbers of cells without inducing inflammation, a major benefit. This process is used during embryogenesis, for example, to eliminate the webbing between the fingers, eliminate the tail, etc. In addition, when cells sense the presence of a replicating virus in the cytoplasm, apoptosis can kill the cell before the virus is able to complete replication. This is an important component of the innate immune response, and many viruses have devised ways to try to block apoptosis.
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Hi
very good explaination Jay. i do hope Janny will understand it now.

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