Spotlight on CDER Science

Spotlight on CDER Science

CDER Scientists Investigate Critical Cellular Functions That Can Be Targeted to Kill Cancer Cells

Scientists in the CDER Office of Pharmaceutical Quality are studying the biochemical reactions of cancer cells to certain drugs that are designed to penetrate into subcellular structures known as mitochondria. Mitochondria are commonly called the “powerhouses” of the cell, because like tiny biochemically powered furnaces, they use oxygen to extract and convert the energy contained in food-derived nutrients into a form that drives cell growth and metabolism.

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