Mag. Stephan Lederer, Bakk.
… Autophagy was first described in 1962 when researchers observed an increase in the number of lysosomes. These specific organelles broke down cell components in the liver cells of rats after the injection of glucagon.
In short, autophagy is a type of cell cleanse mechanism. In this process, the body identifies old and dysfunctional cell components and marks them for elimination.
Accordingly, autophagy can counteract the accumulation of old and broken cell parts responsible for the significant effects of aging and age-related diseases.