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Morphological analysis of autophagy.
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PMID:  23027017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Autophagy is a bulk intracellular degradation process that is ubiquitous in eukaryotic cells and helps to recycle nutrients from catabolites by degrading proteins, lipids, and glycans, including organelles. Since autophagy has divergent physiological roles in cancer, infection, immunity, and other processes, it is important to accurately analyze autophagic activity. In this chapter, we describe methods that can be used to monitor autophagy in cultured mammalian cells by immunostaining and using fluorescently tagged autophagy-related proteins such as GFP- or mRFP-GFP-tandem-tagged proteins as well as electron microscopic methods, including electron tomography and immuno-electron microscopy.
Keisuke Tabata; Mitsuko Hayashi-Nishino; Takeshi Noda; Akitsugu Yamamoto; Tamotsu Yoshimori
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  931     ISSN:  1940-6029     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2013  
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Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Genetics, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
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