3 Bromopyruvate or 3 BP and its alkaline form, bromopyruvate, are brominated derivatives of pyruvic acid. They are synthetic drugs.
One research article (1) discussed 3 BP and its ability to deplete ATP in advanced cancers. A typical feature of many advanced cancers is that they have a greater capacity to metabolize glucose into lactic acid. The researchers wanted to know whether or not advanced cancer can be debilitating.
They studied liver cancer cells that expressed the glycolic phenotype into two different types of young rats. The rats were allowed get advanced liver cancer before treating them with 3 BP. They found that 3 BP was able to selectively decrease ATP, causing programmed cell death, also known as apoptosis.
Source: 1.Ko YH. Advanced cancers: eradication in all cases using 3-bromopyruvate therapy to deplete ATP.