Metabolic alterations in cancer. Part I. Carbohydrate metabolism.

  title={Metabolic alterations in cancer. Part I. Carbohydrate metabolism.},
  author={Linda L Levin and Wieland Gevers},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={59 15},
Glucose intolerance seen in weight-losing patients may not result from qualitative or quantitative alterations in insulin secretion or binding. It may, however, be the result of increased gluconeogenic flux which occurs in these patients. This may be due to increased substrate availability resulting from lactate production as the unoxidized-end-product of tumour glycolysis (Warburg effect). In addition, increased levels of glucogenic amino acid may be associated with preferential amino acid… CONTINUE READING

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