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Autophagy or cell degradation, Science review topic

  December, 8 2000 0:22
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Cell degradation is topic of science review

Autophagy, the process of self-digestion of cell components through the action of enzymes within a cell, plays a vital role in cell maintenance and development, but in recent years has also been linked to a growing number of human diseases, including neurodegenerative conditions, cardiovascular disease and breast cancer.

Sue Pondrom
University of California, San Diego

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