Autophagy Pathway

Autophagy is a process of bulk protein degradation through an autophagosomic-lysosomal pathway. Autophagy can be divided into multiple subtypes: macroautophagy and microautophagy, specific and non-specific autophagy, as well as pexophagy, mitophagy and chaperone-mediated autophagy. Autophagy is important for differentiation, survival during nutrient deprivation and normal growth control. Links to cancer, hypoxia, and neurodegeneration have brought autophagy to the forefront of scientific studies in recent years. It now appears that autophagy’s ubiquitous role in cellular maintenance may mean that it plays some role in almost all diseases.

autophagy pathway

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Autophagy Targets

ULK1 ULK2 Atg2 Atg3
Atg4A, B, C, D Atg5 Beclin-1 Atg7
Atg9A Atg9B Atg10 Atg12
Atg13 Atg16L1 FIP200/ RB1CC1 WIPI-1, 2, 3, 4


Autophagy Regulators

mTOR pathway Class I PI3K S6K p38 MAPK
Class III PI3K Beclin-1 ERK1/2 TRAIL-R
DRP-1 Ceramide BNIP3 TFEB