Journal of Cell Biology volume 215, issue 6, P857-874 2016 DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201607039 View full text
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Thanh Ngoc Nguyen, Benjamin Scott Padman, Joanne Usher, Viola Oorschot, Georg Ramm, Michael Lazarou

Abstract: Current autophagy models suggest that Atg8 family LC3/GABARAP proteins are essential mediators of autophagosome biogenesis. Nguyen et al. exploit CRISPR/Cas9-generated knockouts of the LC3 or GABARAP subfamilies, or both subfamilies, to show that Atg8s are dispensable for autophagosome biogenesis but essential for autophagosome–lysosome fusion.