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Catalyst Destroys Cancer Cells’ Essential Energy Source

News   Sep 24, 2019 | Original story from the University of Warwick

 
 Catalyst Destroys Cancer Cells’ Essential Energy Source

Visible light can activate an iridium (large purple ball) catalyst which has a special coating (gray balls) which homes in on coenzyme NADH (red/gray/purple balls at bottom) in cancer cells and removes an electron from it, so destroying them by cutting off a vital energy source and generating a toxic form of oxygen (in the blue bubble). Credit: Image designed by Huaiyi Huang at Sun Yat-Sen University

 
 
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