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Pyroptosis is a form of programmed cell death associated with antimicrobial responses during inflammation. In contrast to apoptosis, it requires the function of caspase-1, [1] and has been studied in the context of salmonella infected macrophages.


  1. ^ Fink, S. and Cookson, B. (2005) Apoptosis, Pyroptosis, and Necrosis: Mechanistic Description of Dead and Dying Eukaryotic Cells. Infection and Immunity 73, 1907-1916.
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