A comprehensive glossary of autophagy-related molecules and processes
Authors listDaniel J Klionsky Patrice Codogno Ana Maria Cuervo Vojo Deretic Zvulun Elazar Juan Fueyo-Margareto David A Gewirtz Guido Kroemer Beth Levine Noboru Mizushima David C Rubinsztein Michael Thumm Sharon Tooze
Autophagy is a rapidly expanding field in the sense that our knowledge about the molecular mechanism and its connections to a wide range of physiological processes has increased substantially in the past decade. Similarly, the vocabulary associated with autophagy has grown concomitantly. This fact makes it difficult for readers, even those who work in the field, to keep up with the ever-expanding terminology associated with the various autophagy-related processes. Accordingly, we have developed a comprehensive glossary of autophagy-related terms that is meant to provide a quick reference for researchers who need a brief reminder of the regulatory effects of transcription factors or chemical agents that induce or inhibit autophagy, the function of the autophagy-related proteins, or the role of accessory machinery or structures that are associated with autophagy.