Intelligent Cellular Self Eating and Recycling

B0004343 Organelles in a pancreas cell

The term autophagy means “self” (auto) “eating” (phagy also refers to phagocytes which are immune cells that eat debris and microbes). Just this week the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was given to the scientist who first discovered this process in yeast a generation ago—Yoshinori Ohsumi. Later, it was…

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