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For the dangerous hypoxic cells.

For the dangerous hypoxic cells, it is glucose or death, said Pierre Sonveaux, Professor at the UCL Unit of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and lead author of the study, in the 20th November online edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation published. Previously, he worked with Dr. Dewhirst at Duke.

Blocking MCT1 not kill the oxygen – cells, but it pushed its metabolism toward inefficiently burning glucose. Because the glucose has been used by the abundant better oxygenated cells, they used most of the glucose, before it could reach the hypoxic cells, which pass in vain waiting time for waiting time for glucose starved.