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Functions of autophagy, computer illustration. Autophagy (autophagocytosis) is the natural mechanism that destroys unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components and recycles their materials. Autophagy is important in different types of stresses, including starvation, infections, aging, type II diabetes, embryogenesis and other pathological and physiological conditions.
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