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Glücksmann (1951) : Cell Deaths in Normal Vertebrate Ontogeny
Lockshin and Williams (1964, 1965) :
Wyllie/Kerr/Currie (1972): Apoptosis: A Basic Biological Phenomenon with Wide-Ranging Implications in Tissue Kinetics
Sulston/Horvitz (1977) : Post-embryonic cell lineages of the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans.
Yuan/Shaham/Ledoux/Ellis/Horvitz (1993): The C. elegans cell death gene ced-3 encodes a protein similar to mammalian interleukin-1 beta-converting enzyme.
History of the Field
Häcker & Vaux (1997) : A chronology of cell death
Lockshin & Zakeri (2001) : Programmed cell death and apoptosis: origins of the theory
Vaux (2002) : Apoptosis timeline