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Why Cancer Cells get Energy from Fermentation


Kimster
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Hi friends, just sharing the following here:

 

https://news.mit.edu/2021/cancer-cells-waste-energy-0115

Why cancer cells waste so much energy

MIT study sheds light on the longstanding question of why cancer cells get their energy from fermentation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The findings suggest that drugs that force cancer cells to switch back to aerobic respiration instead of fermentation could offer a possible way to treat tumors.
Drugs that inhibit NAD+ production could also have a beneficial effect, the researchers say.
 
 
 
Increased demand for NAD+ relative to ATP drives aerobic glycolysis
Published: December 30, 2020
 
 
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