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Communication between neighboring cells triggers autophagy

03:53 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

An immune-related protein deployed between neighboring cells in Drosophila plays an essential role in the cell degradation process known as autophagy, according to new research by Eric H. Baehrecke, PhD, at UMass Medical School. This extracellular molecular link raises the possibility that the breakdown between an immune system signal and autophagy could contribute to human diseases. The study appears online in Cell.

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