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- (cytology) The form of apoptosis, or programmed cell death, that occurs when a cell becomes dislodged from its matrix
2009 August 19, Zachary T. Schafer et al., “Antioxidant and oncogene rescue of metabolic defects caused by loss of matrix attachment”, Nature, volume 461, number 7260, DOI:10.1038/nature08268, pages 109-113:
- Loss of matrix attachment of cultured epithelial cells activates a caspase-mediated apoptotic program known as anoikis.
cell death that occurs when a it becomes dislodged from its matrix