Autophagy, polyphenols and healthy ageing.

  title={Autophagy, polyphenols and healthy ageing.},
  author={Kathrin Pallauf and Gerald H. Rimbach},
  journal={Ageing research reviews},
  volume={12 1},
Autophagy is a lysosomal degradation process that evolved as a starvation response in lower eukaryotes and has gained numerous functions in higher organisms. In animals, autophagy works as a central process in cellular quality control by removing waste or excess proteins and organelles. Impaired autophagy and the age-related decline of this pathway favour the pathogenesis of many diseases that occur especially at higher age such as neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Caloric restriction (CR… CONTINUE READING
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