Metabolic Protein Plays Unexpected Role in Tumor Cell Formation and Growth, MD Anderson Study

Published: Nov 08, 2011

The embryonic enzyme pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) has a well-established role in metabolism and is highly expressed in human cancers. Now, a team led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in advance online publication of the journal Nature that PKM2 has important non-metabolic functions in cancer formation.

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