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Autophagy is a normal process in which a cell destroys proteins and other substances in its cytoplasm (the fluid inside the cell membrane but outside the nucleus), which may lead to cell death. Autophagy may prevent normal cells from developing into cancer cells, but it may also protect cancer cells by destroying anticancer drugs or substances taken up by them.
Excessive degradation of mitochondria causes severe disease in children

Excessive degradation of mitochondria causes severe disease in children

Study identifies new pathway to attack tumor cells

Study identifies new pathway to attack tumor cells

Research team discovers proteins that regulate interorganelle communication

Research team discovers proteins that regulate interorganelle communication

Warwick researchers discover how cells respond to fasting and activate autophagy

Warwick researchers discover how cells respond to fasting and activate autophagy

New tool shows how microbes influence health and promote diseases

New tool shows how microbes influence health and promote diseases

Researchers uncover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers uncover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers discover a key regulating factor for alternative autophagy

Researchers discover a key regulating factor for alternative autophagy

Pancreatic tumors hijack basic cell mechanism for immune evasion

Pancreatic tumors hijack basic cell mechanism for immune evasion