TITLE

Autophagy as an important process in gut homeostasis and Crohn's disease pathogenesis

AUTHOR(S)
Xavier, Ramnik J.; Huett, Alan; Rioux, D.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Gut;Jun2008, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p717
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses autophagy as a fundamental process in Crohn's disease pathogenesis and gut homeostasis. Autophagy is a cytoplasmic homeostasis pathway through which cytoplasmic portions that become isolated by a membrane for delivery to lysosomes. It demonstrated its protective role in infectious disease and contributed to immune activation and suppression mechanisms in the intestinal mucosa.
ACCESSION #
32531189

 

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