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Short-Term Leucine Restriction for Complementary Therapy of Breast Cancer (2005)

Title:

Short-Term Leucine Restriction for Complementary Therapy of Breast Cancer

Key words:

leucine

Research Institution:

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Location:

Texas

Researcher:

Funda Meric-Bernstam

Project Description:

This study examined whether dietary restriction of leucine increases the efficacy of breast cancer therapy by down-regulating the mTor/ S6K1 signalling pathway, which is activated in about 50% of breast cancers and correlates with poor prognosis.

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