Metabolic Targeting as an Anticancer Strategy: Dawn of a New Era?

@article{Pan2007MetabolicTA,
  title={Metabolic Targeting as an Anticancer Strategy: Dawn of a New Era?},
  author={James G. Pan and Tak Wah Mak},
  journal={Science's STKE},
  year={2007},
  volume={2007},
  pages={pe14 - pe14}
}
As a result of a spectrum of mitochondrial defects, tumor cells often preferentially use glycolysis to generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP), even in the presence of oxygen, a phenomenon known as aerobic glycolysis, or the "Warburg effect." Dichloroacetate (DCA) is an inhibitor of mitochondrial pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDK), which inhibits pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), a gatekeeping enzyme for the entry of pyruvate into the mitochondrial tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle. In mice, DCA… 

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