May 25, 2023

Researchers recreate the machine which cleans up the waste inside a cell

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Autophagy is the process by which cells break down waste and gunk inside them.

There’s a cleaning process happening in our bodies daily. Derived from Greek, the process is called autophagy, which means self-eating.

It plays a vital role in immunity and host defense. In the human body, self-eating is the process by which our cells break down, remove abnormal proteins and old waste macromolecules and organelles in its cytoplasm, and kill invading microorganisms.

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