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Palaniyandi is a research scientist at the Vellore Institute of Technology.

Autophagy Declares The Clean Bill Of A Cell’s Health

The term “Autophagy”, originating from the Greek words “auto” (meaning self) and “phagy” (meaning eat) is the evolutionarily conserved physiological process that maintains the protein turnover within a cell. The mechanism involves the formation of double-membrane vesicles called autophagosomes to encapsulate the misfolded proteins, invading pathogens and other dysfunctional cytoplasmic constituents. These constituents of autophagosome