Removal of cytoplasmic components, particularly membrane bounded organelles, by digesting them within secondary lysosomes(autophagic vacuoles). Particularly common in embryonic development and senescence.
Autophagy (or autophagocytosis) (from the Greek auto-, `self` and phagein, `to eat`), is the basic catabolic mechanism that involves cell degradation of unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components through the actions of lysosomes. The breakdown of cellular components promotes cellular survival during starvation by maintaining cellular ene...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autophagy
(aw-tof´ә-je) lysosomal digestion of a cell's own cytoplasmic material. autophagia.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) The feeding of the body upon itself, as in fasting; nutrition by consumption of one`s own tissues.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/autophagy/
<cell biology> Removal of cytoplasmic components, particularly membrane bounded organelles, by digesting them within secondary lysosomes (autophagic vacuoles). ... Particularly common in embryonic development and senescence. ... (02 Jan 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Autophagy is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of autophagy. It is published by Landes Bioscience and the editor-in-chief is Daniel J. Klionsky. ==Abstracting and indexing== The journal is abstracted and indexed in: According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 12.042. ......Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autophagy_(journal)
[ Greek ... self + ... to eat.] (Medicine)
The feeding of the body upon itself, as in fasting; nutrition by consumption of one's own tissues. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/150
A normal process in which a cell destroys proteins and other substances in its cytoplasm (the fluid inside the cell membrane but outside the nucleus), which may lead to cell death. Autophagy may prevent normal cells from developing into cancer cells, but it may also protect cancer cells by destroying anticancer drugs or substances taken up by them....Found on http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=A
autophage, autophagous, autophagy 1. Self-devouring; the biting or eating of one`s own flesh. 2. The nutrition of the body by the consumption of its own tissues; the feeding upon oneself, sustenance of life during the process of starvation by absorption of the tissues of the body. 3. A reference to precocious offspring who are capable of locating a...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/262/13
feeding on body's own tissuesFound on http://phrontistery.info/a.html
The eating of an appendage shed from the body by autotomy or otherwise.Found on http://www.superglossary.com/Glossary/Science/Spiders/
The eating of an appendage shed from the body by autotomy or otherwise.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: aw-tof′ă-jē Definitions: 1. Segregation and disposal of damaged organelles within a cell. Synonyms: autophagia3Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=8780
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