2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was given for the study of autophagy. Judging from the description, a healthy cell responds to starvation (and other types of stress) with autophagy. Does starving of the organism for short amount of time (around a day) cause cell starvation? And, can we say that starving for short amount of time stimulates autophagy?

  • $\begingroup$ What is "short amount of time"? $\endgroup$ – user37894 Feb 4 '18 at 7:25
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinKlvana around a day $\endgroup$ – Teivaz Feb 4 '18 at 7:28

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