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Turning on key enzyme blocks tumor formation

Unlike ordinary cells, cancer cells devote most of their energy to reproducing themselves. To do this, they must trigger alternative metabolic pathways that produce new cellular building blocks, such as DNA, carbohydrates ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in Biochemistry
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To starve a tumor

( -- Since the 1920s, scientists have known that cancer cells generate energy differently than normal cells, a phenomenon dubbed the 'Warburg effect' after its discoverer, German biochemist Otto Warburg. However, ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Biochemistry
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