Autophagy and regulation of lipid metabolism.

  title={Autophagy and regulation of lipid metabolism.},
  author={Rajat Singh},
  journal={Results and problems in cell differentiation},
Macroautophagy (henceforth referred to as autophagy) is an in-bulk lysosomal degradative pathway that plays a crucial role in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis through the removal of damaged proteins and aged organelles. Following nutrient deprivation, a primary cellular response is the induction of autophagy that breaks down redundant cellular components and provides amino acids and additional precursor molecules for processes critical for cellular survival. In parallel, nutrient… CONTINUE READING