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Receptors for selective recycling

Two studies show that the engulfment of certain intracellular membranous structures by vesicles called autophagosomes regulates the structures' degradation in a selective, receptor-protein-mediated manner. See Letters p.354 & p.359

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Figure 1: Selective cellular recycling.


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Rubinsztein, D. Receptors for selective recycling. Nature 522, 291–292 (2015).

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