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Tightrope act: Autophagy in stem cell renewal, differentiation, proliferation, and aging

Abstract:

Autophagy is a constitutive lysosomal catabolic pathway that degrades damaged organelles and protein aggregates. Stem cells are characterized by self-renewal, pluripotency, and quiescence; their long life span, limited capacity to dilute cellular waste and spent organelles due to quiescence, along with their requirement for remodeling in order to differentiate, all suggest that they require autophagy more than other cell types. Here, we review the current literature on the role of autophagy i...

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10.1007/s00018-012-1032-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division, Molecular Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
Volume:
70
Issue:
1
Pages:
89-103
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1420-9071
ISSN:
1420-682X
URN:
uuid:23bdda95-9a32-4930-baa9-c0f03056a6af
Source identifiers:
379423
Local pid:
pubs:379423

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