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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Feb 7 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology