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Cancer Cell Metabolism Kills: Possible New Therapies Targeting Energy Supply of Cancer Cells? University of Helsinki Study


4/16/2013 7:45:36 AM

Adenosine-5’-triphosphate (ATP) is the main energy source for all forms of work inside our cells. Scientists from the University of Helsinki, Finland have found that even a short-term shortage of ATP supply can be fatal for cancer cells because activation of a mitochondria-addressed cell death pathway. These findings may lead to new therapies specifically targeting the altered energy supply chains of cancer cells to get cancer cells to commit suicide.

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