How Autophagy Works

There are five steps of autophagosome biogenesis: induction, expansion, vesicle completion, fusion, and cargo degradation. 

By | February 1, 2012

Infographic: How Autophagy Works
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MARIA AND PETER HOEY

There are five steps of autophagosome biogenesis: induction, expansion, vesicle completion, fusion, and cargo degradation. While much has been learned over the past few decades about how this process works, the big question that remains is where the double lipid bilayers originate.

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