Term: neural crest cell apoptotic process
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Name: neural crest cell
Synonyms: neural crest cells
Definition: A cell of the neural crest. The neural crest is a strip of specialized ectoderm, the neural plate border, which flanks each side of the embryonic neural plate. Neural crest cells are multipotent. Premigratory neural crest cells are found at the neural plate boarder, some of which will undergo ectomesenchymal transition and delamination to form migratory neural crest cells. Most of the cranial and all of the spinal sensory ganglion cells arise by differentiation of neural crest cells.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009165]
Name: apoptotic process
Synonyms: apoptosis, apoptosis activator activity, apoptosis signaling, apoptotic cell death, apoptotic program, apoptotic programmed cell death, caspase-dependent programmed cell death, cell suicide, cellular suicide, commitment to apoptosis, induction of apoptosis, induction of apoptosis by p53, programmed cell death by apoptosis, signaling (initiator) caspase activity, type I programmed cell death
Definition: A programmed cell death process which begins when a cell receives an internal (e.g. DNA damage) or external signal (e.g. an extracellular death ligand), and proceeds through a series of biochemical events (signaling pathway phase) which trigger an execution phase. The execution phase is the last step of an apoptotic process, and is typically characterized by rounding-up of the cell, retraction of pseudopodes, reduction of cellular volume (pyknosis), chromatin condensation, nuclear fragmentation (karyorrhexis), plasma membrane blebbing and fragmentation of the cell into apoptotic bodies. When the execution phase is completed, the cell has died.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0006915]   QuickGO   AmiGO