This conclusion was made by researchers from the American School of Medicine Mount Sinai and IBM, writes MedicalXpress.
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Scientists have tested cells at concentrations of drugs that initiate cell death.
Mitochondria play the role of a catalyst for this process, since they produce a significant amount of reactive oxygen species that damage proteins, lipids, and DNA. Mitochondria are the organoids that produce energy.
As a result of the experiment, cells containing a large number of mitochondria remained.
The conclusion of scientists: cancer is more difficult to cure if the cells contain a large number of mitochondria.
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