• Deblina Sain

The story of a stressed out cell

Stress is unfortunately a very common word in present days. People say that stress is unavoidable in our current life-style. Well! I am not sure whether the previous statement is completely true; but stress is certainly unavoidable in the life of the cells in our body. Cells can be stressed due to many different reasons. A cell that is starving or injured is under a lot of stress. Toxic chemicals present in the surroundings may cause a cell to become stressed. A cell under stress may either recover from this condition or die as a result of it. In this state, there are proteins that take care of the cell. These proteins stop the cell from making its regular products and start a specialized process that may empower the cell to ride out this crisis.


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