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Cell Metabolism in Neuroblastoma

The term cell metabolism refers to the cell’s ability to carry out metabolic reactions from biochemical changes. The keyword in that sentence was supposed, the reactions can change based on certain circumstances. The primary being cancer and the most reactive type of cancer, in this case, brain cancer. Brain cancer is cancer linked to the spinal cord, brain, and brain stem. One of the most popular types of brain cancer is neuroblastomas, which occur in relatively small infants, even in embryos. This type of cancer is particularly hazardous, because it occurs in the nerves of cells, specifically targeting neurons. These neurons are very critical to the body for a multitude of reasons. For starters, they transmit and receive signals from all parts of the body, and give instruction. Furthermore, these are non-regenerative cells. This means that if they get damaged or broken, they won’t replicate and will be stuck in the G0 phase, unlike almost all somatic cells of the body. This is why when malignancy affects these parts, it can be especially tough on the body. In addition, this makes metabolizing energy harder, which is why they developed their system of doing it, although far less efficient. This phenomenon that will be explored is known as the Warburg Principle.

Research Paper by Laiba Majid. Grade 9, Monroe Township, New Jersey

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Cell Metabolism in Neuroblastoma
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