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Formation of autophagosomes in the pinealocytes of the rat and Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus): A lysosome wrapping mechanism?

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Autophagosome formation in rat and gerbil pinealocytes is described. It starts with the setting up of a tubular acid phosphatase-rich cisterna which gradually wraps around cytoplasmic areas to be catabolized. In light of obtained findings, it seems that the autophagosome formation in pinealocytes is a type of lysosome wrapping mechanism.

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Krstić, R. Formation of autophagosomes in the pinealocytes of the rat and Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus): A lysosome wrapping mechanism?. Cell Tissue Res. 241, 677–681 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00214591

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Key words

  • Autophagosome formation
  • Pinealocytes
  • Acid phosphatase
  • Lysosome wrapping mechanism
  • Rat
  • Mongolian gerbil