Vol. 27 (1-2) 2006 Neuro endocrinology letters

Effects of melatonin on the process of apoptosis in rat thyroid follicular cells.

OBJECTIVES: Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a normal component in the development of multicellular organisms and is essential for many physiological processes. Apoptosis is a process in which cells play an active role in their own death (apoptosis is often referred to as "cell suicide"). Disturbances of apoptosis regulation can .....