Question: Read the following article and answer the questions below. This
article can be found via the onli…


Read the following article and answer the questions below. This
article can be found via the online journal databases in the AU
Library at:

http://0-search.ebscohost.com.aupac.lib.athabascau.ca/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=url,ip,uid&db=a9h&AN=31607202&site=ehost-live

Deretic, V., & Klionsky, D. (2008). How cells clean house.
Scientific American, 298(5), 74–81.

Define autophagy. What organelle carries out this
function?    (3 marks)

Describe a medical condition that results from the inability of
cells to carry out autophagy.   (3
marks)

Outline the process of autophagy in detail. You may use a
diagram to illustrate what occurs.   (8
marks)

Give an example of an organism that can exploit autophagy for
its own survival, and explain how this is accomplished.
   (3 marks)

Explain the possible link between autophagy and lifespan.
   (3 marks)

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