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Nobel Prize/ Cellular Autophagy: Life Cycle Gatekeeper

The renewal and degradation necessary for the continuity of life is dependent upon the process of cellular autophagy. It is the perpetual maintenance mechanism driving our longevity, well-being and quality of life. It heals and sustains us. It is integral to our physiology, our immune response, embryo development and cell differentiation. Disrupted, autophagy has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes and other disorders of aging as well as cancer and genetic abnormalities. Dr. Ohsumi’s contribution has given new understanding to these processes and ensures hope for future treatments. Click here to learn more.