How a cell’s ‘fuel gauge’ promotes healthy development

Posted by on April 25, 2016 11:28 pm
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An unexpected link between cellular metabolic and recycling processes points to new cancer therapies. This cellular fuel gauge is a protein complex called AMPK that oversees energy input and output to keep the cell running smoothly. If the cell’s fuel supply–nutrients–is scarce, AMPK slows down cell growth and changes its metabolism, the scientists report.

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