Scientists Discover Proteins That Determine How Cells Respond to Fasting
May 26, 2020
Intermittent fasting, alternate-day fasting, and other forms of periodic caloric restriction are beneficial to maintain a healthy body weight and have gained popularity during the last few years. In response to fasting, cells use autophagy, a cellular self-recycling process, but little is known about how caloric restriction affects this process. New research published in the journal Cell Reports, describes the proteins cells use to activate the expression of autophagy genes.