autophagocytosis


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autophagocytosis

[¦ȯd·ō‚fag·ə·sī′tō·səs]
(cell and molecular biology)
The cellular process of phagocytizing a portion of protoplasm by a vacuole within the cell.
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LC3 protein, which is a biochemical marker for autophagic cells (Tanida 2011), was used to obtain independent evidence supporting the conclusion that WK triggers autophagocytosis.
The discovery involves the identification of a specific mechanism by which VLDL is degraded or broken down, a process referred to as autophagocytosis.