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Biochem Med Metab Biol. 1992 Aug;48(1):1-7.

Interchange of amino acids between tumor and host.

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Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Málaga, Spain.


During the growth of a tumor, there are very relevant changes in the metabolism of the host to produce the metabolites rapidly consumed by the tumor. In this context, the exchanges of amino acids between the tumor and its host are especially important; however, they have received little attention. A rigorous study must provide data on the growth curve of the tumor, as well as on amino acid levels in tumor cells, plasma, and metabolically relevant tissues and organs from the host during the whole growth of the tumor. The main conclusions arising from a complete study in a tumor model are discussed.

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