Chapter 1. Pyruvate Dehydrogenase


Dominika Bąk, David Aebisher and Dorota Bartusik-Aebisher
Medical College of The University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland

Part of the book: The Biochemical Guide to Enzymes


Cancer is the leading cause of death in the world, with nearly 10 million people dying from cancer each year. As a result, for many years, doctors, pharmacists and biochemists from around the world have been working intensively on more and more effective therapies in the treatment of neoplastic diseases.

Keywords: pyruvate dehydrogenase, citric acid, Krebs cycle


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