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Fig. 1 | Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research

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From: The roles of glucose metabolic reprogramming in chemo- and radio-resistance

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The energy metabolism of cancer cells. Under aerobic condition, Most of the glucose is first converted to pyruvate via glycolysis in the cytosol. Most pyruvate are mostly processed to lactate via glycolytic pyruvate even in the presence of oxygen, and only a small portion of pyruvates enters the mitochondria to produce CO2 by undergoing TCA cycle. In addition, small proportion of the glucose is diverted into the upstream of pyruvate production for biosynthesis (e.g., pentose phosphate pathway, and amino acid synthesis)

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