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Glucose Uptake in Breast Cells

Caption: These phase contrast and confocal immunofluorescence images (inset)show 3-D cultures of non-malignant (S1) and malignant (T4-2) human breast cells in which glucose metabolism is inhibited by the addition of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG). Suppressing glucose uptake leads to a phenotypic reversion of malignant cells (they look normal) while not affecting the non-malignant cells.

Credit: Image courtesy of Mina Bissell and Berkeley Lab

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