Autophagy in dentistry: A review article

Supriya Bhat, Subhas Gogineni Babu, Medhini Madi, Saidath K. Bhat, Ananya Madiyal, Fazil K. Areekat, Shwetha Nambiar

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The word Autophagy is derived from the Greek which means eating of self. It is a catabolic process involving the degradation of aberrant cellular components through lysosomal hydrolysis. It has also been regarded as a pivotal cellular event for stem cell protection from damages caused by extrinsic factors. The three types of autophagy are macro-autophagy, micro-autophagy and chaperone-mediated autophagy. This review attempts to highlight the association of autophagy with various oral conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalGulhane Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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