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Another way to get rid of fat

When starved, cells resort to breaking down their assets — proteins, lipids and even whole organelles. An investigation of lipid metabolism indicates that one process — autophagy — targets all three cellular components.

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Figure 1: Lipolysis and autophagy.


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Zechner, R., Madeo, F. Another way to get rid of fat. Nature 458, 1118–1119 (2009).

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