Autophagy is increased in mice after traumatic brain injury and is detectable in human brain after trauma and critical illness.

Autophagy is a homeostatic process for recycling of proteins and organelles, that increases during times of nutrient deprivation and is regulated by reactive oxygen species. We reported that autophagy can also be induced after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in mice.1 Specifically, autophagosomes and multilamellar bodies were frequently observed in cell… CONTINUE READING