Immune Netw.  2009 Feb;9(1):8-11. 10.4110/in.2009.9.1.8.

Role of Autophagy in the Control of Cell Death and Inflammation

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Seoul 135-710, Korea. mslee0923@skku.edu

Abstract

There is mounting evidence that autophagy is involved in diverse physiological and pathological processes that have immense relevance in human development, diseases and aging. Immunity and inflammation are not exceptions. Here, the role of autophagy in the control of immune processes particularly that related to cell death and inflammation is discussed.

Keyword

autophagy; inflammation; immunity; apoptosis; necrosis
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