The segregation and degradation of damaged or unwanted cytoplasmic constituents by autophagic vacuoles (cytolysosomes) composed of lysosomes containing cellular components in the process of digestion; it plays an important role in BIOLOGICAL METAMORPHOSIS of amphibians, in the removal of bone by osteoclasts, and in the degradation of normal cell components in nutritional deficiency states.


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<b>Autophagy</b> begins with the

Autophagy begins with the
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1: <b>Autophagy</b> - the lysosomal

1: Autophagy - the lysosomal
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<b>Autophagy</b> - Nexcelom Blog

Autophagy - Nexcelom Blog
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(a) In yeast, both <b>autophagy</b>

(a) In yeast, both autophagy
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<b>autophagy</b> classification

autophagy classification
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<b>Autophagy</b> Inhibitors

Autophagy Inhibitors
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Symptoms and diagnosis

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