Mar 15, 2023

Scientists discover key information about the function of mitochondria in cancer cells

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Scientists have long known that mitochondria play a crucial role in the metabolism and energy production of cancer cells. However, until now, little was known about the relationship between the structural organization of mitochondrial networks and their functional bioenergetic activity at the level of whole tumors.

In a new study, published in Nature, researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center used (PET) in combination with to generate 3-dimensional ultra-resolution maps of mitochondrial networks in of genetically engineered mice.

They categorized the tumors based on mitochondrial activity and other factors using an artificial intelligence technique called , quantifying the mitochondrial architecture across hundreds of cells and thousands of mitochondria throughout the tumor.

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