Cancer Cell Metabolism

Metabolismus rakovinné buňky

This animation focuses on how cancer cells metabolize glucose. Instead of using pyruvate to ultimately create ATP for energy, the cancer cell instead turns most of it into lactate, metabolizing only a small percentage of pyruvate into ATP, which is very inefficient. This is why cancer cells consume so much more glucose than normal healthy cells.

  • Movie number
    34
  • Section
    Informative Screening
  • Director
    Douglas Huff
  • Script
    Nature Drug Discovery
  • Photographer
    Arkitek Scientific
  • Country
    USA
  • Length
    6
  • Year
    2014
  • Festival version
    Czech, English