The Role of Nanomaterials in Autophagy

  • Min Wei
  • Wei-Dong LeEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1206)


With the development of nanotechnology and the emergence of new nanomaterials, the effect of nanomaterials on autophagy regulation has attracted increasing attention. Nanomaterial-mediated autophagy regulation has potential applications in the diagnosis and treatment of autophagy-related diseases, such as cancer treatment, drug sensitization and neurodegenerative diseases. Different nanomaterials can regulate autophagy through different mechanisms because of their unique physical, chemical and biological properties. In this chapter, we will introduce the effects and mechanisms of autophagy mediated by nanomaterials and the applications of autophagy induced by different nanomaterials in the field of biomedicine.


Nanomaterials Autophagy Autophagy-modulating effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Liaoning Provincial Center for Clinical Research on Neurological DiseasesThe First Affiliated Hospital, Dalian Medical UniversityDalianPeople’s Republic of China

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