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  • Apoptosis JAMA
    "Cellular suicide," also known as programmed cell death. HIV may induce apoptosis in both infected and uninfected immune system cells. Normally when CD4+ T cells (see) mature in the thymus gland (see), a small proportion of these cells are unable to distinguish self from nonself. Because these cells would otherwise attack the body's own tissues, they receive a biochemical signal from other cells that results in apoptosis. See Tumor Necrosis Factor.
  • Apoptosis: SFAF
    programmed cell death. Apoptosis is the body's mechanism for eliminating undesirable or excessive immune system activity, e.g., immune cells that attack the body's own tissues. Abnormal apoptosis is often seen in HIV disease.
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