Unconventional secretion by autophagosome exocytosis

  title={Unconventional secretion by autophagosome exocytosis},
  author={Suzanne R Pfeffer},
  booktitle={The Journal of cell biology},
In this issue, Duran et al. (2010. J. Cell Biol. doi: 10.1083/jcb.200911154) and Manjithaya et al. (2010. J. Cell Biol. doi: 10.1083/jcb.200911149) use yeast genetics to reveal a role for autophagosome intermediates in the unconventional secretion of an acyl coenzyme A (CoA)-binding protein that lacks an endoplasmic reticulum signal sequence. Medium-chain acyl CoAs are also required and may be important for substrate routing to this pathway.