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Dev Cell. 2009 May;16(5):628-30. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2009.05.001.

Lipophagy: selective catabolism designed for lipids.

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Department of Biological Chemistry, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Abstract

Until recently, degradation of lipid droplets (LDs) has been thought to take place in the cytosol by resident lipases. In a recent issue of Nature, Singh and coworkers describe the involvement of selective autophagy in the delivery of lipid droplets for lysosomal degradation.

PMID:
19460339
DOI:
10.1016/j.devcel.2009.05.001
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