Autophagy: An Alternative Degradation Mechanism for Misfolded Proteins

Maria Kon, Ana Maria Cuervo

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4 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProtein Misfolding Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent and Emerging Principles and Therapies
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780471799283
StatePublished - Jul 2 2010


  • Ability of autophagy in removing aberrant proteins - relationship, autophagic malfunctioning and neurodegeneration
  • Autophagy, "self-eating," evolutionarily conserved process of degradation of intracellular components by lysosomes
  • Autophagy, alternative degradation mechanism for misfolded proteins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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