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Crabtree's effect

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A metabolic effect typical of tumour tissue: inhibition of cellular respiration by high concentration of glucose.

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A metabolic effect typical of tumour tissue: inhibition of cellular respiration by high concentration of glucose.

Bibliography

  • H. G. Crabtree:
    Observations on the carbohydrate metabolism of tumors.
    The Biochemical Journal, London, 1929, 23: 536, 545.
    Crabtree noted that "the glycolytic activity of tumour cells exerts a checking effect on their respiration."

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