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University of California, Irvine
Role of regulated nutrient transporter expression in suppressing leukemia and lymphoma development
Because cancer cells grow very rapidly, they are very dependent on a high rate of nutrient flux into the cell. The Edinger Lab hopes to identify the molecular tricks that leukemia cells use to import nutrients more efficiently than normal cells. By understanding how this is accomplished, they hope to identify new drugs that will prevent cancer cells from accessing their food supply, starving them to death.