from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See autolysis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as antodigestion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lysis of plant or animal tissue by an internal process
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According to Calvel, this initial preparation gives the starch and the gluten proteins a chance to absorb as much water as possible without the interference of salt, and allows the gluten chains to shorten more autolysis means “self-digestion”.
This, acting on the cell walls, the starch granules, and other constituents of the cells, transforms them into gum, and even changes into gum the Coryneum itself, reminding the observer of the self-digestion of a stomach.
Although this drug has been used primarily to treat seizure disorders, some recent work has suggested that it could enhance a natural cellular pathway called autophagy, or self-digestion, and so the Pitt researchers reasoned that it might be able to rid the cells of the toxic aggregated ATZ.
While they are powerful killers of some breast cancer cells, new drugs called histone deacetylase inhibitors, or HDAC inhibitors, also increase self-digestion, or autophagy, in surviving, mega-stressed cells.
Watched Godfather 1 and 2, and ate food simply to prevent my body from initiating the process of self-digestion.
Gemin X is developing first-in-class cancer therapeutics based on reinitiating programmed cell death, or apoptosis, inducing cancer cell self-digestion, or autophagy, and the inhibition of metabolism in cancerous cells.
Explaining that the introduction of THC into the brain triggers a cellular self-digestion process known as "autophagy," study co-author Guillermo Velasco said his team has isolated the specific pathway by which this process unfolds, and noted that it appears "to kill cancer cells, while it does not affect normal cells."
Gilbert: Your freakish act of self-digestion becomes a sensation.
Klionsky DJ (2004) Development by self-digestion: molecular mechanisms and biological functions of autophagy.