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REVIEW: Bioenergetics and Death

B. V. Chernyak*, O. Yu. Pletjushkina, D. S. Izyumov, K. G. Lyamzaev, and A. V. Avetisyan

Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119992 Moscow, Russia; fax: (7-095) 939-3181; E-mail: bchernyak@yahoo.com

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Received September 20, 2004
Specific inhibitors of mitochondrial functions were used in studies on the relation between bioenergetics and programmed cell death. The data of the authors are discussed in the review.
KEY WORDS: mitochondria, respiration, membrane potential, ATP synthesis, apoptosis, necrosis