Strikingly high respiratory quotients: a further characteristic of the tumor pathophysiome.

  • Peter Vaupel
  • Published 2008 in Advances in experimental medicine and biology


Conspicuously high respiratory quotients (RQs) are found in solid tumors in vivo. RQs in the range between 1.29 and 1.95 neither reflect the degree of substrate oxidation by tumor cells nor indicate the types of fuels involved in metabolic processes. Instead, such tumor RQs most probably are caused by (a) channeling of glycolytic end-products into… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-74911-2_14


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