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Sendoel A, Hengartner MO. Apoptotic cell death under hypoxia. Physiology (Bethesda). 2014 May;29(3):168-76.


Pinto SM, Hengartner MO.Cleaning up the mess: cell corpse clearance in Caenorhabditis elegans .Curr Opin Cell Biol 2012 Dec;24:881-8. Epub 2012 Dec 1.


Aitman TJ, Boone C, Churchill GA, Hengartner MO, Mackay TF, Stemple DL. The future of model organisms in human disease research. Nat Rev Genet 2011 Jul 18;12:575-82.


Schrimpf SP, Hengartner MO.: A worm rich in protein: Quantitative, differential, and global proteomics in Caenorhabditis elegans. J Proteomics 2010, Apr 14. top


Galluzzi L et al.: Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring cell death in higher eukaryotes. Cell Death Diff 2009, in press.

Kroemer G, Galluzzi L, Vandenabeele P, Abrams J, Alnemri ES, Baehrecke EH, Blagosklonny MV, El-Deiry WS, Golstein P, Green DR, Hengartner M, Knight RA, Kumar S, Lipton SA, Malorni W, Nuñez G, Peter ME, Tschopp J, Yuan J, Piacentini M, Zhivotovsky B, Melino G: Classification of cell death: recommendations of the Nomenclature Committee on Cell Death. Cell Death Diff 2009,


Doukoumetzidis K , Hengartner MO: Cell biology: dying to hold you. Nature 2008, 451: 530-1. top


Jovanovic M, Hengartner MO: miRNAs and apoptosis: RNAs to die for. Oncogenes 2006, 25: 6176-87.

Rhiner C, Hengartner MO: Sugar antennae for guidance signals: syndecans and glypicans integrate directiional cues for navigating neurons. ScientificWorldJournal 2006, 6: 1024-36.

Kaletta T, Hengartner MO: Finding function in novel targets: C. elegans as a model organism. Nat Rev Drug Discov 2006, 5: 387-98.

Lettre G, Hengartner MO: Developmental apoptosis in C. elegans: a complex CEDnario. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 2006, 7: 97-108. top


Hengartner M: Divide and conquer. Nature 2005, 433, 692-694.

Kinchen JM, Hengartner MO: Tales of cannibalism, suicide, and murder: programmed cell death in C. elegans. Curr Topics Dev Biol 2005, 65:1-45. top


Wong K, Hengartner MO: C. elegans as a model for neuroacanthocytosis. In: Neuroacanthocytosis. Danek A, ed., >>>

Züllig S, Hengartner MO: Tickling macrophages, a serious business. Science, 304:1124-1125.

Stergiou L, Hengartner MO: More than death: DNA damage response pathways in the nematode C. elegans. Cell Death Diff 2004, 11:21-28. top


Kaufmann S, Hengartner MO: Programmed cell death: alive and well in the new millennium. Trends Genet 2001, 11:526-534.

Hengartner MO: Apoptosis: DNA destroyers. Nature 2001, 412:27-28.

Ameisen JC, Bleackley CR, Borner C, Hengartner M, Horvitz HR, Green DR, Lockshin RA, Melino G, Nicholson DW, Piacentini M, Zakeri Z: Obituary: Dr. Arnold H. Greenberg. Cell Death Diff. 2001, 8: 441-442.

Hengartner MO: Apoptosis: corralling the corpses. Cell 2001, 104:325-328.

Gumienny TL, Hengartner MO: How the worm removes corpses: the nematode C. elegans as a model system to study engulfment. Cell Death Diff 2001, 8: 564-568. top


Hofmann ER, Milstein S, Hengartner MO: DNA-damage-induced checkpoint pathways in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 2000, 60:467-473.

Hengartner MO: The biochemistry of apoptosis. Nature 2000, 407: 770-776.

Hengartner MO, Bryant JA: Apoptotic cell death: from worms to wombats… but what about the weeds? In: Programmed cell death in animals and plants, Bryant JA, Hughes SG, Garland JM eds., BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford, UK, 2000. pp. 1-12. top


Liu QA, Hengartner MO: The molecular mechanism of programmed cell death in C. elegans. Annals NY Acad Sci 1999, 887:92-104.

Hengartner MO: Programmed Cell Death in the Nematode C. elegans. Recent Prog Hormone Res 1999, 54:213-224.

Hengartner MO: How life depends on death. In: Science Year 1999, Wold Book, Chicago, USA. pp. 246-7. top


Hengartner MO: Apoptosis: Death by crowd control. Science 1998, 281:1298-1299.

Hengartner MO: The apoptosome: molecular control of apoptosis in the nematode C. elegans. In: Pharmaceutical interventions in apoptotic pathways. Nagelkerke JF, van Dierendonck JH, Noteborn MHM, eds., North – Holland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1998. pp. 45-51.

Hengartner MO: Apoptosis: Death cycle and Swiss army knives. Nature 1998, 291:441-442.

Gartner A, Hengartner MO: Genetic approaches to programmed cell death in C. elegans. In: When cells die. Lockshin RA, Zakeri Z, Tilly JL eds., John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998. pp. 131-146. top


Hengartner MO: Apoptosis and the shape of death. Dev Genet 1997, 21:245-248.

Gumienny TL, Hengartner MO: C. elegans as a model system for germ cell differentiation. In: Cell Death in Reproductive Physiology. Tilly JL, Strauss III JF, Tenniswood M, eds. Springer Verlag, New York, 1997. pp. 8-18.

Peter ME, Heufelder AE, Hengartner MO: Advances in apoptosis research. Proc Natl Acad Sci 1997, 94:12736-12737.

Hengartner MO: Genetic control of programmed cell death and aging in the nematode C. elegans. Exp Gerontol 1997, 32:363-374. Hengartner MO: Apoptosis: CED-4 is a stranger no more. Nature 1997, 388:714-715.

Spector M, Hengartner MO: Keystone Symposium on Apoptosis and Programmed Cell Death: Meeting Report. Apoptosis 1997, 2:343-346.

Desnoyers S, Hengartner MO: Genetics of Apoptosis. In: Apoptosis: Pharmacological implications and Therapeutic opportunities. Kaufmann S, ed. Academic Press, New York, NY, USA, 1997. pp. 35-56.

Birge R, Hengartner M, Lockshin R, Zakeri Z: Dateline: New York. Cell Death Diff 1997, 4:341-342.

Hengartner MO: Cell Death. In: C. elegans II, Riddle D ed., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, 1997. pp. 383-415. top


Hengartner MO: Celebrating Life (and death). Trends Genet 1996, 12:487.

Hengartner MO: Molecular mechanisms of cell death and aging. In: Encyclopedia ofMolecular Biology and Molecular Medicine, Vol. 1, Meyers RA Ed., VCH Publishers, New York, NY, USA, 1996. pp. 299-303.

Hoeppner D, Hengartner MO, Fisher DE: Programmed cell death: from development to disease. BBA Rev Cancer Online 1996, 1242:217-220. Hengartner MO: Programmed cell death in invertebrates. Curr Opin Gen Dev 1996, 6:34-38.

Hengartner MO: A Time to Die. In: 1996 Yearbook of Science and the Future. Calhoun, D. R., ed. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Chicago, 1995. pp. 62-75. top


Hengartner MO: Life and death decisions: ced-9 and programmed cell death in C. elegans. Science 1995, 270:931.

Chalfie M, Eddie S, Hengartner MO, Hodgkin J, Kohara Y, Plasterk RHA, Waterston RH, White GJ: Genome maps VI: Caenorhabditis elegans. Science 1995, 270:415-424.

Hengartner MO: Out of body experiences: Cell-free cell death. BioEssays 1995, 17:549-552.

Hengartner MO: Molecular mechanisms of cell death and aging. In: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Meyers RA Ed., VCH Publishers, New York, NY, USA, 1995. pp. 158-162. top


Horvitz HR, Shaham S, Hengartner MO: The genetics of programmed cell death in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 1994, LVIX:377-385.

Hengartner MO: Programmed cell death in Drosophila: a rich harvest. Curr Biol 1994, 4:950-952.

Hengartner MO, Horvitz HR: Cell death in C. elegans. Curr Opin Gen Dev 1994, 4:581-586.

Hengartner MO, Horvitz HR: The ins and outs of programmed cell death in C. elegans. Phil Trans R Soc Lond B 1994, 345:243-246. top


Hengartner MO, Horvitz HR: Programmed cell death in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Jikken Igaku (Experimental Medicine) 1993, 11:2255-2261 (text in Japanese). top


Huletsky A, de Murcia G, Muller S, Lamarre D, Hengartner M, Poirier GG. Modulation of chromatin structure by poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation. In: ADP-ribose transfer reactions, mechanisms and biological significance. Jacobson MK, Jacobson EL, eds. Springer Verlag, New York, 1989. pp. 158-164.