The presence of autophagy in human periapical lesions.

@article{Zhu2013ThePO,
  title={The presence of autophagy in human periapical lesions.},
  author={Lingxin Zhu and Jingwen Yang and Jie Zhang and Bin Peng},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={1379-84}
}
INTRODUCTION Autophagy, a lysosome- or endosome-mediated self-degradation process, participates in diverse neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and inflammatory diseases associated with apoptosis. This study aims to identify the presence of autophagy in human periapical lesions and its possible colocalization with apoptosis. METHODS Forty-seven samples of human periapical lesions diagnosed as radicular cysts (RCs, n = 23) or periapical granulomas (PG, n = 24) were examined. The inflammatory… CONTINUE READING