Lipid Metabolism Fuels Cancer's Spread.


Li, Zhuo, and Yibin Kang. “Lipid Metabolism Fuels Cancer's Spread.”. Cell Metab 25.2 (2017): , 25, 2, 228-230. Web.

Date Published:

2017 Feb 07


The ability to prospectively identify metastasis-initiating cells is essential for developing new anti-metastasis therapeutics. In a recent issue of Nature, Pascual et al. (2017) demonstrate that the fatty acid receptor CD36 marks a subpopulation of cancer cells with unique metastasis-initiating potential, highlighting a key role of lipid metabolism in metastatic colonization.

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