Autophagy, physiology and cell pathology

Authors
Vaccaro, Maria Ines
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Autophagy plays an important role in human pathologies, such as myopathies and neurodegenerative diseases. Moreover, metabolic disease processes such as diabetes and pancreatitis, as well as tumor cells and cancer chemotherapy, activate autophagy. Furthermore, a selective type of autophagy of pancreatic zymogen granules has been discovered and characterized as a protective cellular process triggered by acute pancreatitis. In this review we describe the physiological bases and molecular mechanisms in the autophagic process and the possible role of autophagy in human disease. Understanding the events and molecular mechanisms of this complex cellular process will help in the design of new strategies for more effective diagnosis and treatment.
Fil: Vaccaro, Maria Ines. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Houssay. Instituto de Bioquímica y Medicina Molecular; Argentina
Subject
Autophagy
VMP1
Zymophagy
mTOR
Patología
Medicina Básica
CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/8505