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Dietary Manipulation of Glucose and Glutamine to Challenge Brain Tumor Metabolism (2010)

Title:

Dietary Manipulation of Glucose and Glutamine to Challenge Brain Tumor Metabolism

Key words:

glucose, glutamine

Research Institution:

Yale University

Location:

Connecticut

Researcher:

Henk De Feyter

Project Description:

Brain tumors cells have a constant hunger for glucose and a need for glutamine, an amino acid produced by the body and also consumed in the diet. The study is using a specialized technique to track dietary substances consumed by animals as they are taken up by the brain tumor and processed for energy and growth.

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