Assays to monitor autophagy in Drosophila.

  title={Assays to monitor autophagy in Drosophila.},
  author={Caroline Mauvezin and Carlos I Ayala and Christopher R Braden and Ji Hyun Kim and Thomas P Neufeld},
  volume={68 1},
The term autophagy refers to the engulfment and degradation of cytoplasmic components within the lysosome. This process can benefit cells and organisms by removing damaged, superfluous, or harmful cellular components, and by generating a supply of recycled macromolecules that can support biosynthesis or energy production. Recent interest in autophagy has been driven by its potential role in several disease-related phenomena including neurodegeneration, cancer, immunity and aging. Drosophila… CONTINUE READING