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Neurodegeneration

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Autophagy — cellular ‘self-eating’ — can be induced by stress, but it also acts continuously in a housekeeping role, disposing of unwanted proteins. Can it protect against neurodegenerative diseases?

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  1. Department of Molecular, and the Department of Biological Chemistry, Life Sciences Institute, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, Michigan, USA

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