Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1209)


Innate immunity plays an important role in the host defense of a variety of different pathogens, and its responses must be tightly regulated to effectively eliminate microbial invasion and avoid immune-related diseases. Autophagy is a homeostatic process that is critical for the bulk degradation of cellular constituents. Recently, accumulating evidence demonstrates the emerging role of the autophagy in the regulation of innate immune responses. In this chapter, we will have a broad overview of the function of autophagy in innate immunity, and briefly introduce the composition of this book and the content of each chapter.


Autophagy Innate immunity Autophagy-related proteins Immune regulation Cargo receptors 



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (31870862, 31700760 and 31800751), and Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangzhou, China (201804010385).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MOE Key Laboratory of Gene Function and Regulation, State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, School of Life SciencesSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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