Autophagic lysosome reformation

Exp Cell Res. 2013 Jan 15;319(2):142-6. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2012.09.004. Epub 2012 Sep 19.


Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved lysosome-dependent degradation pathway. In recent years, many important advances have been made in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanism of autophagosome formation. However, the late stages of autophagy-the cellular events after formation of the autolysosome-are relatively rarely studied. In this review, we discussed the cellular process and molecular mechanism of autophagic lysosome reformation, a cellular events which defines the terminal stage of autophagy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autophagy*
  • Humans
  • Lysosomes / metabolism*
  • TOR Serine-Threonine Kinases / metabolism


  • TOR Serine-Threonine Kinases