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Scientists aim to slow fast growth of cancer cells

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) A University of Alberta study, published in the Journal of Cell Biology, identifies a previously unknown 'off-switch' for cancer, based on the protein TMX1, that can serve as a new strategy for personalized medicine. Cancer tissue is known to alter its metabolic behavior by repressing respiration. This metabolic switch accelerates growth of tumor cells and promotes resistance to cell death mechanisms, making cancer difficult to treat.
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