Monitoring autophagy in Dictyostelium.

  title={Monitoring autophagy in Dictyostelium.},
  author={Ana Cristina Mesquita and Javier Calvo-Garrido and Sergio Carilla-Latorre and Ricardo Escalante},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
Autophagy is an intracellular degradation mechanism essential for cell survival and maintenance of cellular homeostasis, differentiation, and development. Recent research has highlighted the impact of autophagy in neurodegenerative diseases and aging. We are still far from fully understanding the molecular mechanism of autophagy and its regulation, essential for its future use as a therapeutic target. In the last years many different techniques have been developed to study this process and some… CONTINUE READING