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Eat Your Trash, It's Good for You

Peptide Encourages Cells to Eat Their Trash, and Viruses

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Autophagy, Beth Levine told BioWorld Today, "can very simply be understood as a cellular housekeeping mechanism." But that simplicity is deceptive. Autophagy's housekeeping, it turns out, sits at a crossroads that gives it a role in many diseases.

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