Oncotherapeutic Application of Inhibitors of High-Affinity Glucose Transporters
The subject invention concerns materials and methods for treating oncological disorders in a person or animal using any agent or compound that inhibits uptake of glucose into a cell. The subject invention also concerns methods for inducing apoptosis and inhibiting the proliferation or survival of a cell. In one embodiment, the methods comprise administering an effective amount of an agent or compound that inhibits the activity of one or more glucose transporter proteins, such as Glut-1. An antibody that binds to and inhibits a glucose transporter protein can be used in the present methods.
SIMON GEORGE R [US]
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