Tag Archives: photoreceptor cell

Metabolic and non-metabolic roles of pyruvate kinase M2 isoform in retinal rod photoreceptor cells

Pyruvate kinase M2 isoform regulates photoreceptor structure

Glucose is the main source of fuel for every living cell. Normal cells take up glucose and burn it in the mitochondria (oxidative phosphorylation) for energy production (ATP synthesis). Rapidly dividing cells, such as cancer cells, and