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> in health and

Autophagy in health and
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elegans <b>autophagy</b> proteins

elegans autophagy proteins
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<b>Autophagy</b> is an evolutionary

Autophagy is an evolutionary
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<b>Autophagy</b> works as a cellular

Autophagy works as a cellular
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mechanism of <b>autophagy</b>

mechanism of autophagy
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Three main types of <b>autophagy</b>.

Three main types of autophagy.
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<b>Autophagy</b> and

Autophagy and
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1: <b>Autophagy</b> - the lysosomal

1: Autophagy - the lysosomal
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Symptoms and diagnosis

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