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ea0035s16.3 | Metformin: old dog, new tricks | ECE2014

Antitumoral effects of metformin on cancer stem cells: identification of novel molecular targets

Wurth Roberto , Gritti Marta , Angelini Marina , Barbieri Federica , Mazzanti Michele , Florio Tullio

Epidemiological and preclinical studies propose that metformin, a first-line drug for type- 2 diabetes, exerts direct antitumoral activity. Although several clinical trials are currently ongoing, the molecular mechanisms of this effect are unknown. The AMP-activated kinase-dependent pathway, and the down-stream effectors (e.g. mTOR) are considered the main effectors. Several studies reported the involvement of, in metformin metabolic activity. Nevertheless, contrasting evidenc...