Macroautophagy without LC3 conjugation?
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Renna, M., & Rubinsztein, D. (2017). Macroautophagy without LC3 conjugation?. Cell research, 27 (1), 5-6. https://doi.org/10.1038/cr.2016.143
A recent study makes the surprising observation that autophagosomes can still form in the absence of the core conjugation machinery. Furthermore, while such autophagosomes can fuse with lysosomes, their degradation is delayed, and this is associated with delayed destruction of the inner autophagosomal double membrane, highlighting a new role for proteins thought to act exclusively in the formation of autophagosomes in late stages of the autophagic itinerary within autolysosomes.
Hela Cells, Lysosomes, Phagosomes, Humans, Autophagy
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/cr.2016.143
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/300647