THE SCIENCE: AUTOPHAGY
What is autophagy?
Autophagy is a naturally occurring degradation process in cells.
Over time certain cellular components become dysfunctional and cause disease. Autophagy monitors these components and if activated will degrade them in a highly selective manner.
Autophagy is unique from other degradative processes because it can eliminate cellular components as small as single proteins or as large and complex as mitochondria, protein aggregates, and pathogens.