What are the primary causes and consequences of cell death following injury?

There are several primary causes of cell death following injury, including the following.

1. Necrosis: This is a form of cell death that occurs due to physical injury or chemical damage to a cell. Necrosis is characterized by the swelling and rupture of the cell, leading to the release of its contents into the surrounding tissues.

2. Apoptosis: This form of cell death is a programmed response to cell injury and stress. It involves the activation of specific genes that trigger the breakdown of the cell’s internal structures and the fragmentation of its DNA.

3. Autophagy: This is a process by which cells break down and recycle damaged or dysfunctional components. However, in some cases, autophagy can lead to cell death if it is not properly regulated.

4. Oxidative Stress: This occurs when there is an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the ability of cells to neutralize them. ROS can cause damage to cellular structures and trigger cell death.

5. Inflammation: Inflammation is a normal response to injury, but if it is excessive or prolonged, it can lead to cell death. This can occur due to the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines or the activation of immune cells that produce toxic molecules.


Laura Zukerman

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