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Apoptosis is a complex process requiring collaboration of several intracellular and extracellular factors. It is known that some intracellular agents controlling cell proliferation and differentiation could modulate apoptosis. Among others, the protein kinases could be involved in control of apoptosis, because it is well known that protein phosphorylation plays important role in this process. Although it is clear that protein kinases may take part in apoptosis but still their role is not obvious. So far there are the data showing that protein kinases could be engaged either in stimulation or inhibition of this process. However, experimental procedures and biological materials used in the studies concerning apoptosis are various, thus it is hard to clearly explain the role of protein kinases. It is too early for setting up any hipothesis, so our paper showing the latest data concerning this problem, shows also complicate way of action of protein kinases in programmed cell death.

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Andrzej Łukaszyk - przewodniczący, Zofia Bielańska-Osuchowska, Szczepan Biliński, Mieczysław Chorąży, Aleksander Koj, Włodzimierz Korochoda, Leszek Kuźnicki, Aleksandra Stojałowska, Lech Wojtczak

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