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Med Hypotheses. 2007;68(4):828-31. Epub 2006 Oct 19.

Exploiting hypoxia in solid tumors to achieve oncolysis.

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Steenblock Research Institute, 1064 Calle Negocio #B, San Clemente, CA 92673, United States. DrAGPayne@yahoo.com <DrAGPayne@yahoo.com>

Abstract

Chemo- and radio-resistant cancer cells within solid tumors undermine the effectiveness of these approaches to achieving oncolysis. These resistant cells and clusters of cells typically thrive at low oxygen tensions and are reliant on anaerobic metabolic pathways that churn out lactate. This hypoxic state is one that can be exploited and in this paper a novel method is advanced involving tumor cell infiltration by bifidobacterium species which should bring about prodigious lactate synthesis; concomitant blocking of its enzymatic degradation by urea as well as export (from the cell) by use of quercetin; depletion of ATP using exogenous thyroid; and compromised oxidative catabolism of free fatty acids and amino acids via oral intake of l-hydroxycitrate, melatonin and nontoxic NDGA. This "anaerobic pathway cocktail", it is hypothesized, will bring about a profound reduction in intracellular pH and a compromised state of cellular energetics sufficient to effect oncolysis.

PMID:
17055180
DOI:
10.1016/j.mehy.2006.09.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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