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Autophagy is an essential cellular process that maintains homeostasis through the degradation and recycling of cytoplasmic organelles and macromolecules. Substrates targeted for autophagy are engulfed in a double-membrane structure called the autophagosome which is then targeted to the lysosome for degradation. The initiation of autophagy requires two separate ubiquitin-like protein (UBL...

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During autophagy ubiquitinated cargo or substrates are engulfed in a double-membrane autophagosome and transported to the lysosome for degradation. This process is important for maintaining cellular homeostasis and for degrading damaged organelles or misfolded protein aggregates. p62, also known as sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1), is an autophagy receptor that recognizes and recruits cargo to the...

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