ATG4: More than a protease?


The ATG4 proteases are key regulators of autophagy. Until recently it was thought that their main function was to mediate the processing of ATG8 family members. A new study by Nguyen et al. reveals a role for ATG4s, independent of their catalytic activity, and proposes novel functions in mediating lipid transfer and mitophagy.

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Volume 31
Issue number 7
Pages 515-516
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