The observation that altered metabolism is the fundamental cause of cancer was made by Otto Warburg nearly a century ago. However, the subsequent identification of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes has displaced Warburg's theory pointing towards genetic aberrations as the underlining cause of cancer. Nevertheless, in the last decade, cancer-associated mutations have been identified in genes coding for tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA cycle, also known as Krebs cycle) and closely related enzym...Expand abstract
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Inborn and acquired metabolic defects in cancer.
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