Category Archives: the Warburg effect

Study uncovers vital Warburg effect pathway in brain tumour formation and metabolism.


In oncology, the Warburg effect is the observation that that the driver of tumourigenesis is an insufficient cellular respiration caused by insult to mitochondria.  It postulates that most cancer cells, instead of fully respiring in the presence of adequate oxygen, ferment instead.  Therefore, the Warburg effect promotes tumour progression; exactly how this is coordinated remains elusive.  Now, a study from

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