Glossary of The Cell (5th ed.) by Alberts et al. (2008)
- Form of programmed cell death, in which a “suicide” program is activated within an animal cell, leading to rapid cell death mediated by intracellular proteolytic enzymes called caspases.
- Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J. Raff, M., Roberts, K. & Walter P. 2008. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th ed. -xxxiv + 1616 pp. Garland Science, New York.