Perspective: Role of Autophagy in Neuroprotective Properties of Traditional Chinese Medicines
Vincent Kam Wai Wong, Wu Zeng and Betty Yuen Kwan Law*
State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Betty Yuen Kwan Law
State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine
Macau University of Science and Technology
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Received Date: January 12, 2017; Accepted Date: February 07, 2017; Published Date: February 09, 2017
Citation: Wong VKW, Zeng W, Law BYK (2017) Perspective: Role of Autophagy in Neuroprotective Properties of Traditional Chinese Medicines. J Neuroinfect Dis 8:239. doi:10.4172/2314-7326.1000239
Copyright: © 2017 Wong VKW, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Autophagy is an essential degradation process that sequesters and transfers the idle cytoplasmic materials to the lysosome for digestion and recyclation via the formation of autolysosome . Although both autophagy-lysosomal and ubiquitin-proteasomal pathways are the two principal pathways for cellular protein degradation.