Skip Header

You are using a version of browser that may not display all the features of this website. Please consider upgrading your browser.


VesicleAutolysosomeAutophagosomeCytoplasmic vesicleLysosome


The autolysosome is a single-membrane organelle resulting from the fusion of a double-membrane autophagosome with a lysosome during macroautophagy. The outer membrane of the autophagosome fuses with the lysosome membrane whereas the inner membrane and the autophagic cargo are released into the lumen and degraded. Alternatively, the convergence of macroautophagy and endocytosis produces a single-membrane amphisome that also results in an autolysosome upon fusion with a lysosome.


Degrading autophagic vacuole


› Cellular component
UniProt is an ELIXIR core data resource
Main funding by: National Institutes of Health

We'd like to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Notice to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies since 25 May 2018.

Do not show this banner again