Atg7 deletion in various tissues
To investigate the physiological roles of autophagy in mice, conditional knockout mice for an autophagy-essential gene, Atg7, were generated. A number of groups have generated various tissue-specific autophagy-deficient mice. Many of the molecular mechanisms underpinning autophagy and the physiologic roles of these processes have since been elucidated.
|Depositor||:||Dr. Masaaki Komatsu
Protein Metabolism Project, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Scienceo
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