Cells respond to deprivation of certain nutrients such as glucose or nitrogen by inducing autophagy, reclaiming pieces of proteins for use in critical functions. A recent study shows that, in yeast, zinc depletion acts in a similar fashion. Depletion of this essential nutrient induces non-selective autophagy by inhibiting TORC1, leading to release and recycling of zinc from degraded proteins.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - May 19 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology