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Exercise inhibits cancer: the mechanosensitive state of tumor cells

Surprisingly, researchers find that tumor cells are sensitive to mechanical stresses. This may provide new ways to treat cancers without the severe side-effects of many therapies. Because mechanosensitivity of cancer cells is found quite generally, it appears

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