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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On the other hand, Mann and colleagues [24] suggested that autophagic activity in dairy cows was upregulated in the postpartum period and was correlated with a decrease in muscle mass.
The Cells paper also noted that this is the first report to show that Sig-1R activation enhances the autophagic ?ux in human cells and in C.
We discovered that DSS drinking gave rise to an increased expression of autophagic factors of ATG5, LC-3II, and beclin-1 and, however, a decreased expression of anti-autophagic factor of bcl-2 on mRNA and protein level compared with the control group (p<0.01), implying the occurrence of enhanced autophagy in colitis.
Key autophagic proteins including LC3-II and p62 are found to be significantly altered after exercise.
Additionally, production of ROS further worsens the wound healing process, and polyphenolic compounds, as in turmeric, activate autophagic process, thereby scavenging the ROS and enhancing cellular repair and wound healing processes (Pietrocola et al., 2012, Roberts and Sindhu, 2009).
(8) Autophagic cell death is associated with the formation of double-membrane structures that surround the autophagic materials or autophagosomes; they will subsequently merge with lysosomes.
-- The Hamdan Award for Original Research Paper Published in the Hamdan Medical Journal: Sehamuddin Galadari & Siraj Pallichankandy, Anees Rahman, Faisal Thayyullathil for their paper 'Sphingosine analogue FTY720 sensitises arsenic trioxide-induced autophagic cell death in human malignant glioma cells.'
'Daily exercise sensitises the autophagic system, facilitating the elimination of proteins and organelles that aren't functional in the muscles, ' said one of the researchers, Julio Cesar Batista Ferreira, Assistant Professor at University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.
"Daily exercise sensitises the autophagic system, facilitating the elimination of proteins and organelles that aren't functional in the muscles," said one of the researchers, Julio Cesar Batista Ferreira, Assistant Professor at University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.