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Autophagy

"Autophagy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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The segregation and degradation of damaged or unwanted cytoplasmic constituents by autophagic vacuoles (cytolysosomes) composed of LYSOSOMES containing cellular components in the process of digestion; it plays an important role in BIOLOGICAL METAMORPHOSIS of amphibians, in the removal of bone by osteoclasts, and in the degradation of normal cell components in nutritional deficiency states.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Autophagy" by people in this website by year, and whether "Autophagy" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 73 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2012
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