About The Author

Juan is a research scientist at the University of Oviedo.

Glucose Transporters Protect Cancer Cells From Nutrient Deprivation

Glucose, glutamine, and fatty acids, the major fuel for mammalian cells, are taken up not only to produce the necessary energy but also to produce all the biomolecules required to build new cells after division. Nutrient uptake is achieved through specific transporters. The role of these transporters in cell survival under nutrient restriction in certain