Entries by Jenna Gallegos

Autophagy: Both Friend and Foe in Pseudomonas Infection

Eukaryotes use two major systems for getting rid of unwanted proteins: the ubiquitin proteasome system and autophagy. The proteasome degrades ubiquitinated proteins. Autophagosomal vesicles encapsulate cellular waste and either deliver it to the vacuole or fuse with a lysosome. Animal cells use autophagy for pathogen defense; however, some pathogens have evolved to exploit autophagy to […]