glycolysis glycolysis

Definition(s):

  • (n) a metabolic process that breaks down carbohydrates and sugars through a series of reactions to either pyruvic acid or lactic acid and releases energy for the body in the form of ATP

Usage(s):

  • The experimenters say BZL101 works by preventing cancer cells from undergoing glycolysis, a process of glycogen breakdown that accounts for as much as 85% of cancer cells' energy .

News

  • Mdm2 Suppresses Tumors by Pulling the Plug on Glycolysis

    Cancer cells have long been known to have higher rates of the energy-generating metabolic pathway known as glycolysis. This enhanced glycolysis is thought to allow cancer cells to survive the oxygen-deficient conditions they experience in the center of solid tumors. Researchers reveal how damaged cells normally switch off glycolysis as they shut down and show that defects in this process may ...
    on February 24, 2014     Source: Newswise

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