"Autophagy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The segregation and degradation of damaged or unwanted cytoplasmic constituents by autophagic vacuoles (cytolysosomes) composed of LYSOSOMES containing cellular components in the process of digestion; it plays an important role in BIOLOGICAL METAMORPHOSIS of amphibians, in the removal of bone by osteoclasts, and in the degradation of normal cell components in nutritional deficiency states.
- Autophagy, Cellular
- Autophagies, Cellular
- Cellular Autophagies
- Cellular Autophagy
Programmed Cell Death, Type II
- Programmed Cell Death, Type II
- Autophagic Programmed Cell Death
- Autophagic Cell Death
- Autophagic Cell Deaths
- Cell Death, Autophagic
- Cell Deaths, Autophagic
- Death, Autophagic Cell
- Deaths, Autophagic Cell
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Autophagy".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Autophagy".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Autophagy" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Autophagy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.