Morir para vivir. La muerte celular como proceso regulador

María Belén Campero, Cristián Favre, Cristian Saborido
2019 THEORIA : an International Journal for Theory, History and Fundations of Science  
Usually, the organization of living systems is explained by appealing to an intrinsic purpose that is based on the biological survival. However, paradigmatically, it is inevitable to observe that the final destiny of all living organisms is death. In this work, we defend that, from an organizational approach, there is a form of death—Regulatory Cell Death—that, far from being a mere "absence of life", is a process of biological regulation and a feature of self-maintenance in multicellular organisms.
doi:10.1387/theoria.20514 fatcat:hohx542vibbvxkk2fhdhgllz6i