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Spoon-Feeding Ribosomes to Autophagy

Author:
Nakatogawa, Hitoshi
Source:
Molecular cell 2018 v.71 no.2 pp. 197-199
ISSN:
1097-2765
Subject:
autophagy, protein synthesis, ribonucleoproteins, ribosomes
Abstract:
The ribosome, a ribonucleoprotein machine for protein synthesis, can also serve as an abundant nutrient source under starvation conditions. In a recent issue of Science, Wyant et al. (2018) discovered a specialized “spoon” to “scoop up” more ribosomes for degradation by autophagy.