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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 24 May 2006
Vol. 2006, Issue 9, p. nf15
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2006.9.nf15]


Shortcut to Death

Stubby protein spurs cancer cells to eat themselves

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Like shipwrecked sailors, famished cells sometimes turn to cannibalism. Rather than eating their mateys, though, they devour their own contents. A previously overlooked protein boosts cancer cells' appetite, triggering them to commit suicide, according to a new study. The research solidifies the controversial connection between self-consumption and cancer.

Citation: M. Leslie, Shortcut to Death. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2006 (9), nf15 (2006).

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