(PowerPoint Slides)

Sherwin Wilk*

Department of Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA.


*Contact information. E-mail: sherwin.wilk{at}


Slides are provided for a class covering apoptosis and are part of the course "Cell Signaling Systems: A Course for Graduate Students." The slides can be used to discuss the apoptosis genes in C. elegans, the properties of the caspases, the major components of the extrinsic apoptotic signal transduction pathway, and the major components of the intrinsic (mitochondrial) apoptotic pathway.

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Educational Details

Learning Resource Type: PowerPoint slides

Context: Undergraduate upper division, graduate, professional (degree program)

Intended Users: Teacher, learner

Intended Educational Use: Teach, learn, plan

Discipline: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Invertebrate Biology, Cell Biology

Keywords: apoptosis, CED-3, CED-4, programmed cell death, TRAIL, TNF, apoptosome

Technical Details

Format: PowerPoint (ppt)

Size: 2.1 MB

Requirements: Microsoft PowerPoint

Limits for Use

Cost: Free

Rights: This material may be downloaded for noncommercial, course-teaching purposes only, provided credit to STKE is included by listing the citation for the Teaching Resource.


Citation: S. Wilk, Apoptosis. Sci. STKE2005, tr16 (2005).

© 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science