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Figure 5 | Molecular Cancer

Figure 5

From: Curcumin: A review of anti-cancer properties and therapeutic activity in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Figure 5

Programmed cell death type II: Autophagy is a catabolic process by which cells degrade their own components via the lysosomal system. In response to cellular or nutrient stress, double-layered autophagosomes containing cytoplasmic proteins and organelles are formed following envelopment by a membrane derived from the endoplasmic reticulum. Upon fusion with lysosomes, the contents of these autophagolysosomes are degraded. Autophagy is important as a housekeeping function to promote cell survival and may also function as a pathway of programmed cell death.

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