"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.

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The segregation and degradation of cytoplasmic constituents by AUTOPHAGOSOMES and their digestion by LYSOSOMES. It plays an important role in BIOLOGICAL METAMORPHOSIS and in the removal of bone by OSTEOCLASTS. Defective autophagy is associated with various diseases, including NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES and cancer.

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Autophagy" by people in this website by year, and whether "Autophagy" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 143 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2013
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