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The Autophagy Machinery: A New Player in Chemotactic Cell Migration

Abstract : Autophagy is a highly conserved self-degradative process that plays a key role in diverse cellular processes such as stress response or differentiation. A growing body of work highlights the direct involvement of autophagy in cell migration and cancer metastasis. Specifically, autophagy has been shown to be involved in modulating cell adhesion dynamics as well as epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. After providing a general overview of the mechanisms controlling autophagosome biogenesis and cell migration, we discuss how chemotactic G protein-coupled receptors, through the repression of autophagy, may orchestrate membrane trafficking and compartmentation of specific proteins at the cell front in order to support the critical steps of directional migration.
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Pierre-Michaël Coly, Pierrick Gandolfo, Hélène Castel, Fabrice Morin. The Autophagy Machinery: A New Player in Chemotactic Cell Migration. Frontiers in Neuroscience, Frontiers, 2017, 11, ⟨10.3389/fnins.2017.00078⟩. ⟨hal-02280691⟩

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