Martens

Biochemistry & Biophysics | Immunology & Pathogens | Molecular Cell Biology

Molecular Mechanisms of Autophagy


Sascha Martens
Group Leader

sascha.martens [AT] univie.ac [DOT] at
Phone: +43-1-4277-61627
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna | Room: 3.506

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Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved and important process during which our cells digest or cannibalize small parts of themselves. Autophagy plays an essential role during starvation, the defense against pathogenic microorganisms, the removal of protein aggregates and the degradation of damaged organelles. Misregulated or defective autophagy can result in neurodegeneration and premature aging and is thus highly relevant to a plethora of human diseases

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