The Role of Nanomaterials in Autophagy

Min Wei, Weidong Le

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With the development of nanotechnology and the emergence of new nanomaterials, the effect of nanomaterials on autophagy regulation has attracted increasing attention. Nanomaterial-mediated autophagy regulation has potential applications in the diagnosis and treatment of autophagy-related diseases, such as cancer treatment, drug sensitization and neurodegenerative diseases. Different nanomaterials can regulate autophagy through different mechanisms because of their unique physical, chemical and biological properties. In this chapter, we will introduce the effects and mechanisms of autophagy mediated by nanomaterials and the applications of autophagy induced by different nanomaterials in the field of biomedicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-286
Number of pages14
JournalAdvances in experimental medicine and biology
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Autophagy
  • Autophagy-modulating effect
  • Nanomaterials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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