Alanine is a hydrophobic molecule that does not mix with water. It is ambivalent, meaning that it can be inside or outside of the protein molecule.  It is a non-essential amino acid found in meat.

Both my parents who died of cancer do not eat sugar rich foods. They love BBQ meat.


Scientists have discovered that squamous cell skin cancers do not require increased glucose to power their development and growth, contrary to a long-held belief about cancer metabolism. The findings could bring about a better understanding of many cancers’ metabolic needs and lead to the development of more effective therapies for squamous cell skin cancer and other forms of epithelial cancer.


 

Pancreatic cancer cells find unique fuel sources to keep from starving

β-alanine suppresses malignant breast epithelial … – Molecular Cancer

Jan 24, 2014 – Deregulated energetics is a property of most cancer cells. … Moreover, β-alaninesignificantly increased malignant cell sensitivity to doxorubicin …

Inhibition of Alanine Aminotransferase in Silico and in Vivo Promotes http://www.jbc.org/content/286/25/22323.full

by G Beuster – ‎2011 – ‎Cited by 38 – ‎Related articles

Jun 24, 2011 – Abstract. Cancer cells commonly exhibit increased nonoxidative d-glucose metabolism whereas induction of mitochondrial metabolism may …

Evaluation of Lactate and Alanine as Metabolic Biomarkers of Prostate https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2613807/

The goal of this study was to investigate the use of lactate and alanine as metabolic biomarkers of prostate cancer using 1H high-resolution magic angle …

Pancreatic stellate cells support tumour metabolism through …

by CM Sousa – ‎2016 – ‎Cited by 274 – ‎Related articles

Aug 10, 2016 – Moreover, we demonstrate that alanine secretion by PSCs is dependent on PSC autophagy, a process that is stimulated by cancer cells. Thus …

Beta-alanine: Uses and Risks – WebMD
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Jan 30, 2019 – WebMD explains the uses and risks of the supplement beta-alanine.

Employing Metabolism to Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of …

by CJ Halbrook – ‎2017 – ‎Cited by 68 – ‎Related articles

Jan 9, 2017 – Pancreatic cancer cells have extensively reprogrammed ….. PDAC cells avidly consume PSC-derived alanine (Ala) and use it to fuel diverse …

Weight loss and elevated gluconeogenesis from alanine in lung …

by S Leij-Halfwerk – ‎2000 – ‎Cited by 44 – ‎Related articles

Objective: Our aim was to study gluconeogenesis from alanine in lung cancer patients and to analyze its relation to the degree of weight loss. Design: In this …

Gluconeogenesis from Alanine in Patients with … – Cancer Research

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by C Waterhouse – ‎1979 – ‎Cited by 176 – ‎Related articles

The results show increased conversion of alanine to glucose in the overnight … for the patient with advanced cancer, a strong dependence for carbohydrate and …