UMMS Affiliation

Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology

Date

11-9-2015

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Cell Biology | Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Abstract

Interest in autophagy has exploded over the last decade, with publications highlighting crosstalk with several other cellular processes including secretion, endocytosis, and cell suicide pathways including apoptosis. Autophagy proteins have also been implicated in other cellular processes independently of their roles in autophagy, creating complexities in the interpretation of autophagy (Atg) mutant gene data. Interestingly, this self-eating process is a survival mechanism that can also promote cell death, but when and how autophagy may 'switch' its function is still under debate. Indeed, there are currently many models of how autophagy actually influences cell death. In this review, we highlight some outstanding questions and possible controversies in the autophagy field.

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Citation: Cell Death Discovery (2015) 1, 15036; doi:10.1038/cddiscovery.2015.36. Link to article on publisher's site

DOI of Published Version

10.1038/cddiscovery.2015.36

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Keywords

Autophagy, Macroautophagy

Journal Title

Cell death discovery

PubMed ID

26682061

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