Researchers Discover How Prostate Cancer Cells Hijack Blood Cholesterol and Fuel Its Growth

Researchers Discover How Prostate Cancer Cells Hijack Blood Cholesterol and Fuel Its Growth
High levels of cholesterol in the blood are frequently linked with aggressive prostate cancer, and researchers have learned how the cancer cells hijack cholesterol and fuel its growth. A research team at Duke Cancer Institute revealed that prostate cancer cells often lose their ability to express CYP27A1, a key enzyme in regulating cholesterol levels in the blood. The findings could lead to therapies that target the process, improving the outcomes of prostate cancer patients. The study, "CYP27A1 loss dysregulates cholesterol homeostasis in prostate cancer," was published in
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