autophagy

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autophagy

[′ȯd·ə‚fā·jē]
(cell and molecular biology)
The cellular process of self-digestion.
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Animals that developed autophagia and excessive grooming over the hindlimb midthigh ipsilateral to the spinal injection were included in a weekly measure of lesion size after QUIS injection and transplant of hNT2.
Injection of QUIS causes ipsilateral excessive grooming behaviors and autophagia that does not resolve without intervention (Figure 7(c), left).
Like these and other studies with the QUIS model, such behaviors are not consistent among all animals, with at least 30 percent of rats never developing this autophagia [35].