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cell culture and biopsy - (Mar/03/2014 )



Are apoptosis and nercrosis the same meaning between in vitro and in vivo?


Someone told me that necroisis in vitro is different to in vivo, but i don't know what is difference.

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Well, in both cases they mean certain fairly well defined cell death pathways.  In vivo the process can also mean dead tissue, for example that found at the site of an infection or inside a tumour, rather than cell death pathways specifically.