autophagia


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autophagy, autophagia

Medicine. 1. the eating of one’s own body.
2. the nutrition of the body by its own tissues, as in dieting. — autophagous, adj.
See also: Food and Nutrition
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During oxidative stress or ER stress, autophagia and ubiquitin-proteosome system prevent accumulation and aggregation of excess proteins, which could lead to toxicity [147].
Again, variations in the IRGM and LRRK2 genes, which are involved in the regulation of autophagia, have also been associated with Crohn's disease (40).
The PI3K/Akt pathway is a major survival pathway and is notably located within the apoptosis, autophagia, and mitochondrial pathways (15).