Measuring autophagy in macrophages

James Harris, Orla Hanrahan, Sergio A de Haro

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Macroautophagy is a conserved intracellular homeostatic mechanism for the degradation of cytosolic constituents. Autophagy can promote cell survival by providing essential amino acids from the breakdown of macromolecules during periods of nutrient deprivation, and can remove damaged or excess organelles, such as mitochondria and peroxisomes. More recently, autophagy has been shown to play an important role in innate and adaptive immune responses to pathogenic bacteria in macrophages and dendritic cells. This unit presents protocols for the measurement of autophagy in macrophages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)Unit 14.14 - Unit 14.14
Number of pages13
JournalCurrent Protocols in Immunology
VolumeChapter 14
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Harris, J., Hanrahan, O., & de Haro, S. A. (2009). Measuring autophagy in macrophages. Current Protocols in Immunology, Chapter 14, Unit 14.14 - Unit 14.14.