Lipid Metabolism Fuels Cancer's Spread

Zhuo Li, Yibin Kang

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The ability to prospectively identify metastasis-initiating cells is essential for developing new anti-metastasis therapeutics. In a recent issue of Nature, Pascual et al. (2017) demonstrate that the fatty acid receptor CD36 marks a subpopulation of cancer cells with unique metastasis-initiating potential, highlighting a key role of lipid metabolism in metastatic colonization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-230
Number of pages3
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 7 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology


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