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Autophagy. 2010 May;6(4):438-48. doi: 10.4161/auto.6.4.12244. Epub 2010 May 16.

A comprehensive glossary of autophagy-related molecules and processes.

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Life Sciences Institute and Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. klionsky@umich.edu

Abstract

Autophagy is a rapidly expanding field in the sense that our knowledge about the molecular mechanism and its connections to a wide range of physiological processes has increased substantially in the past decade. Similarly, the vocabulary associated with autophagy has grown concomitantly. This fact makes it difficult for readers, even those who work in the field, to keep up with the ever-expanding terminology associated with the various autophagy-related processes. Accordingly, we have developed a comprehensive glossary of autophagy-related terms that is meant to provide a quick reference for researchers who need a brief reminder of the regulatory effects of transcription factors or chemical agents that induce or inhibit autophagy, the function of the autophagy-related proteins, or the role of accessory machinery or structures that are associated with autophagy.

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20484971
PMCID:
PMC3652604
DOI:
10.4161/auto.6.4.12244
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