Cell Competition Triggers Suicide by Autophagy

Dev Cell. 2019 Oct 7;51(1):4-5. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2019.09.014.


Cell competition eradicates weaker cells from an epithelium and is important for organ homeostasis. In this issue of Developmental Cell, Nagata et al. (2019) uncover that eradication of loser cells depends on autophagy-mediated cell death.

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MeSH terms

  • Autophagy*
  • Homeostasis
  • Suicide*