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  • Vitamin B3 analogue boosts production of blood cells (Nicotinamide riboside)

    03/14/2019 7:15:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 19 replies
    MedicalXPress ^ | March 7, 2019 | Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
    Stem cell-based therapies are becoming increasingly common, especially in the treatment of blood cancers like lymphoma and leukemia. In these cases, the patient's cancerous blood stem cells are removed and replaced with new, healthy ones. However, up to a quarter of cases end in death because replenishing of blood cells is too slow. Scientists already know that stress causes HSCs to slow downóreconstituting the entire blood-cell supply system can be overwhelming. In terms of biology, this stress causes increased activity in mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles of the cell. To meet the high demands of rebuilding blood cells, the mitochondria of...