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Cell biology

Molecular clearance at the cell's antenna

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The degradative process known as autophagy is a cellular quality-control mechanism that is associated with many clinical disorders. It emerges that autophagy and the cell's primary cilium regulate each other. See Article p.194 and Letter p.254

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Figure 1: Ciliogenesis and autophagy.

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  • 09 October 2013

    Francesco Cecconi was originally listed as being at the Unit of Cell Death and Metabolism. This has now been corrected to the Unit of Cell Stress and Survival.


  1. *This article and the papers under discussion were published online on 2 October 2013.


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Cianfanelli, V., Cecconi, F. Molecular clearance at the cell's antenna. Nature 502, 180–181 (2013).

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