Autophagy: supporting cellular and organismal homeostasis by self-eating

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuKatsausartikkelivertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

Autophagy is a conserved catabolic process that delivers cytoplasmic components and organelles to lysosomes for degradation and recycling. This pathway serves to degrade nonfunctional organelles and aggregate-prone proteins, as well as to produce substrates for energy production and biosynthesis. Autophagy is especially important for the maintenance of stem cells, and for the survival and homeostasis of post-mitotic cells like neurons. Functional autophagy promotes longevity in several model organisms. Autophagy regulates immunity and inflammation at several levels and has both anti- and pro-tumorigenic roles in cancer. This review provides a concise overview of autophagy and its importance in cellular and organismal homeostasis, with emphasis on aging, stem cells, neuronal cells, immunity, inflammation, and cancer.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiInternational Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Vuosikerta111
Sivut1-10
Sivumäärä10
ISSN1357-2725
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - kesäkuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

Tieteenalat

  • 1182 Biokemia, solu- ja molekyylibiologia

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