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Retina Cells Scrap Glucose for Photoreceptor Parts

News   Feb 22, 2019 | Original story from West Virginia University

Mitochondria Carrier Protein Directs the Use of Glucose in Retina Cells

A parallel has been explored between how cancer grows and how a healthy eye renews its photoreceptors. Assistant professor Jianhai Du is studying the role that a specific protein plays in regenerating membranes that cover the eye’s rods and cones (like the ones illustrated here). Tumor cells use the protein in a similar way to replicate themselves. Image credit: West Virginia University



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