A comprehensive glossary of autophagy-related molecules and processes

Daniel J. Klionsky, Patrice Codogno, Ana Maria Cuervo, Vojo Deretic, Zvulun Elazar, Juan Fueyo-Margareto, David A. Gewirtz, Guido Kroemer, Beth Levine, Noboru Mizushima, David C. Rubinsztein, Michael Thumm, Sharon A. Tooze

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Autophagy is a rapidly expanding field in the sense that our knowledge about the molecular mechanism and its connections to a wide range of physiological processes has increased substantially in the past decade. Similarly, the vocabulary associated with autophagy has grown concomitantly. This fact makes it difficult for readers, even those who work in the field, to keep up with the ever-expanding terminology associated with the various autophagy-related processes. Accordingly, we have developed a comprehensive glossary of autophagy-related terms that is meant to provide a quick reference for researchers who need a brief reminder of the regulatory effects of transcription factors or chemical agents that induce or inhibit autophagy, the function of the autophagy-related proteins, or the role of accessory machinery or structures that are associated with autophagy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-448
Number of pages11
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 16 2010


  • Autophagy
  • Definitions
  • Glossary
  • Lexicon
  • Terms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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