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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30002826/inflammation-induced-dna-methylation-of-dna-polymerase-gamma-alters-the-metabolic-profile-of-colon-tumors
#1
Ashley R Maiuri, Hongde Li, Barry D Stein, Jason M Tennessen, Heather M O'Hagan
Background: Inflammation, metabolism, and epigenetic modulation are highly interconnected processes that can be altered during tumorigenesis. However, because of the complexity of these interactions, direct cause and effect during tumorigenesis have been difficult to prove. Previously, using a murine model of inflammation-induced colon tumorigenesis, we determined that the promoter of the catalytic subunit of DNA polymerase gamma ( Polg ) is DNA hypermethylated and silenced in inflammation-induced tumors, but not in non-inflammation-induced (mock) tumors, suggesting that inflammation can induce silencing of Polg through promoting DNA methylation during tumorigenesis...
2018: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29988332/a-precision-therapeutic-strategy-for-hexokinase-1-null-hexokinase-2-positive-cancers
#2
Shili Xu, Arthur Catapang, Daniel Braas, Linsey Stiles, Hanna M Doh, Jason T Lee, Thomas G Graeber, Robert Damoiseaux, Orian Shirihai, Harvey R Herschman
Background: Precision medicine therapies require identification of unique molecular cancer characteristics. Hexokinase (HK) activity has been proposed as a therapeutic target; however, different hexokinase isoforms have not been well characterized as alternative targets. While HK2 is highly expressed in the majority of cancers, cancer subtypes with differential HK1 and HK2 expression have not been characterized for their sensitivities to HK2 silencing. Methods: HK1 and HK2 expression in the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia dataset was analyzed...
2018: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29942509/beta-hydroxybutyrate-3-ohb-can-influence-the-energetic-phenotype-of-breast-cancer-cells-but-does-not-impact-their-proliferation-and-the-response-to-chemotherapy-or-radiation
#3
Catharina Bartmann, Sudha R Janaki Raman, Jessica Flöter, Almut Schulze, Katrin Bahlke, Jana Willingstorfer, Maria Strunz, Achim Wöckel, Rainer J Klement, Michaela Kapp, Cholpon S Djuzenova, Christoph Otto, Ulrike Kämmerer
Background: Ketogenic diets (KDs) or short-term fasting are popular trends amongst supportive approaches for cancer patients. Beta-hydroxybutyrate (3-OHB) is the main physiological ketone body, whose concentration can reach plasma levels of 2-6 mM during KDs or fasting. The impact of 3-OHB on the biology of tumor cells described so far is contradictory. Therefore, we investigated the effect of a physiological concentration of 3 mM 3-OHB on metabolism, proliferation, and viability of breast cancer (BC) cells in vitro...
2018: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29854399/isoform-specific-deletion-of-pkm2-constrains-tumor-initiation-in-a-mouse-model-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#4
Talya L Dayton, Vasilena Gocheva, Kathryn M Miller, Arjun Bhutkar, Caroline A Lewis, Roderick T Bronson, Matthew G Vander Heiden, Tyler Jacks
Background: Alternative splicing of the Pkm gene product generates the PKM1 and PKM2 isoforms of the glycolytic enzyme pyruvate kinase. PKM2 expression is associated with embryogenesis, tissue regeneration, and cancer. PKM2 is also the pyruvate kinase isoform expressed in most wild-type adult tissues, with PKM1 restricted primarily to skeletal muscle, heart, and brain. To interrogate the functional requirement for PKM2 during tumor initiation in an autochthonous mouse model for soft tissue sarcoma (STS), we used a conditional Pkm2 allele ( Pkm2 fl ) to abolish PKM2 expression...
2018: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692895/metabolic-characterization-of-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-idh-mutant-and-idh-wildtype-gliomaspheres-uncovers-cell-type-specific-vulnerabilities
#5
Matthew Garrett, Jantzen Sperry, Daniel Braas, Weihong Yan, Thuc M Le, Jack Mottahedeh, Kirsten Ludwig, Ascia Eskin, Yue Qin, Rachelle Levy, Joshua J Breunig, Frank Pajonk, Thomas G Graeber, Caius G Radu, Heather Christofk, Robert M Prins, Albert Lai, Linda M Liau, Giovanni Coppola, Harley I Kornblum
Background: There is considerable interest in defining the metabolic abnormalities of IDH mutant tumors to exploit for therapy. While most studies have attempted to discern function by using cell lines transduced with exogenous IDH mutant enzyme, in this study, we perform unbiased metabolomics to discover metabolic differences between a cohort of patient-derived IDH1 mutant and IDH wildtype gliomaspheres. Methods: Using both our own microarray and the TCGA datasets, we performed KEGG analysis to define pathways differentially enriched in IDH1 mutant and IDH wildtype cells and tumors...
2018: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619217/metabolomics-of-oncogene-specific-metabolic-reprogramming-during-breast-cancer
#6
Chen Dai, Jennifer Arceo, James Arnold, Arun Sreekumar, Norman J Dovichi, Jun Li, Laurie E Littlepage
Background: The complex yet interrelated connections between cancer metabolism and oncogenic driver genes are relatively unexplored but have the potential to identify novel biomarkers and drug targets with prognostic and therapeutic value. The goal of this study was to identify global metabolic profiles of breast tumors isolated from multiple transgenic mouse models and to identify unique metabolic signatures driven by these oncogenes. Methods: Using mass spectrometry (GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, and capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE)-MS platforms), we quantified and compared the levels of 374 metabolites in breast tissue from normal and transgenic mouse breast cancer models overexpressing a panel of oncogenes (PyMT, PyMT-DB, Wnt1, Neu, and C3-TAg)...
2018: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619216/mutant-idh1-gliomas-downregulate-phosphocholine-and-phosphoethanolamine-synthesis-in-a-2-hydroxyglutarate-dependent-manner
#7
Pavithra Viswanath, Marina Radoul, Jose Luis Izquierdo-Garcia, Hema Artee Luchman, J Gregory Cairncross, Russell O Pieper, Joanna J Phillips, Sabrina M Ronen
Background: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) studies have identified elevated levels of the phospholipid precursor phosphocholine (PC) and phosphoethanolamine (PE) as metabolic hallmarks of cancer. Unusually, however, PC and PE levels are reduced in mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDHmut) gliomas that produce the oncometabolite 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) relative to wild-type IDH1 (IDHwt) gliomas. The goal of this study was to determine the molecular mechanism underlying this unusual metabolic reprogramming in IDHmut gliomas...
2018: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568521/elevated-circulatory-levels-of-leptin-and-resistin-impair-therapeutic-efficacy-of-dacarbazine-in-melanoma-under-obese-state
#8
Parmanand Malvi, Balkrishna Chaube, Shivendra Vikram Singh, Naoshad Mohammad, Maleppillil Vavachan Vijayakumar, Snahlata Singh, Surbhi Chouhan, Manoj Kumar Bhat
Background: Obesity is associated with increased risk, poor prognosis and outcome of therapy, in various cancers. Obesity-associated factors or adipokines, especially leptin and resistin, are purported to promote growth, survival, proliferation, and invasiveness of cancer cells. However, the mechanistic link between these adipokines and therapeutic response in malignancies is not clearly understood. Methods: ob/ob and db/db mouse models were used in this study to evaluate the role of leptin and resistin towards the outcome of dacarbazine (DTIC) therapy in melanoma...
2018: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541451/cancer-cell-metabolic-plasticity-allows-resistance-to-nampt-inhibition-but-invariably-induces-dependence-on-ldha
#9
Natthakan Thongon, Chiara Zucal, Vito Giuseppe D'Agostino, Toma Tebaldi, Silvia Ravera, Federica Zamporlini, Francesco Piacente, Ruxanda Moschoi, Nadia Raffaelli, Alessandro Quattrone, Alessio Nencioni, Jean-Francois Peyron, Alessandro Provenzani
Background: Inhibitors of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), the rate-limiting enzyme in NAD+ biosynthesis from nicotinamide, exhibit anticancer effects in preclinical models. However, continuous exposure to NAMPT inhibitors, such as FK866, can induce acquired resistance. Methods: We developed FK866-resistant CCRF-CEM (T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia) and MDA MB231 (breast cancer) models, and by exploiting an integrated approach based on genetic, biochemical, and genome wide analyses, we annotated the drug resistance mechanisms...
2018: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225823/human-mitochondrial-mthfd2-is-a-dual-redox-cofactor-specific-methylenetetrahydrofolate-dehydrogenase-methenyltetrahydrofolate-cyclohydrolase
#10
Minhye Shin, Jessica Momb, Dean R Appling
Background: Folate-dependent one-carbon metabolism provides one-carbon units for several biological processes. This pathway is highly compartmentalized in eukaryotes, with the mitochondrial pathway producing formate for use in cytoplasmic processes. The mitochondrial enzyme MTHFD2 has been reported to use NAD+ as a cofactor while the isozyme MTHFD2L utilizes NAD+ or NADP+ at physiologically relevant conditions. Because MTHFD2 is highly expressed in many cancer types, we sought to determine the cofactor preference of this enzyme...
2017: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214019/pkm2-is-not-required-for-colon-cancer-initiated-by-apc-loss
#11
Allison N Lau, William J Israelsen, Jatin Roper, Mark J Sinnamon, Larissa Georgeon, Talya L Dayton, Alissandra L Hillis, Omer H Yilmaz, Dolores Di Vizio, Kenneth E Hung, Matthew G Vander Heiden
Background: Cancer cells express the M2 isoform of the glycolytic enzyme pyruvate kinase (PKM2). PKM2 expression is not required for some cancers, and PKM2 loss can promote cancer progression; however, PKM2 has been reported to be essential in other tumor contexts, including a proposed non-metabolic role in β-catenin nuclear translocation. PKM2 is expressed in colon cancers where loss of the Apc tumor suppressor results in β-catenin nuclear translocation and aberrant activation of the canonical Wnt signaling pathway...
2017: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093815/metabolomics-guided-pathway-analysis-reveals-link-between-cancer-metastasis-cholesterol-sulfate-and-phospholipids
#12
Caroline H Johnson, Antonio F Santidrian, Sarah E LeBoeuf, Michael E Kurczy, Nicholas J W Rattray, Zahra Rattray, Benedikt Warth, Melissa Ritland, Linh T Hoang, Celine Loriot, Jason Higa, James E Hansen, Brunhilde H Felding, Gary Siuzdak
Background: Cancer cells that enter the metastatic cascade require traits that allow them to survive within the circulation and colonize distant organ sites. As disseminating cancer cells adapt to their changing microenvironments, they also modify their metabolism and metabolite production. Methods: A mouse xenograft model of spontaneous tumor metastasis was used to determine the metabolic rewiring that occurs between primary cancers and their metastases. An "autonomous" mass spectrometry-based untargeted metabolomic workflow with integrative metabolic pathway analysis revealed a number of differentially regulated metabolites in primary mammary fat pad (MFP) tumors compared to microdissected paired lung metastases...
2017: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026541/molecular-features-that-predict-the-response-to-antimetabolite-chemotherapies
#13
Mahya Mehrmohamadi, Seong Ho Jeong, Jason W Locasale
BACKGROUND: Antimetabolite chemotherapeutic agents that target cellular metabolism are widely used in the clinic and are thought to exert their anti-cancer effects mainly through non-specific cytotoxic effects. However, patients vary dramatically with respect to treatment outcome, and the sources of heterogeneity remain largely unknown. METHODS: Here, we introduce a computational method for identifying gene expression signatures of response to chemotherapies and apply it to human tumors and cancer cell lines...
2017: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855983/bortezomib-resistance-in-multiple-myeloma-is-associated-with-increased-serine-synthesis
#14
Esther A Zaal, Wei Wu, Gerrit Jansen, Sonja Zweegman, Jacqueline Cloos, Celia R Berkers
BACKGROUND: The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (BTZ) is successfully applied in the treatment of multiple myeloma, but its efficacy is restricted by the wide-spread occurrence of resistance. Metabolic alterations play an important role in cancer development and aid in the cellular adaptation to pharmacologically changed environments. Metabolic changes could therefore play an essential role in the development of drug resistance. However, specific metabolic pathways that can be targeted to improve bortezomib therapy remain unidentified...
2017: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852500/metabolic-profiling-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-reveals-metabolic-vulnerabilities
#15
Nathan J Lanning, Joshua P Castle, Simar J Singh, Andre N Leon, Elizabeth A Tovar, Amandeep Sanghera, Jeffrey P MacKeigan, Fabian V Filipp, Carrie R Graveel
BACKGROUND: Among breast cancers, the triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtype has the worst prognosis with no approved targeted therapies and only standard chemotherapy as the backbone of systemic therapy. Unique metabolic changes in cancer progression provide innovative therapeutic opportunities. The receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and MET receptor are highly expressed in TNBC, making both promising therapeutic targets. RTK signaling profoundly alters cellular metabolism by increasing glucose consumption and subsequently diverting glucose carbon sources into metabolic pathways necessary to support the tumorigenesis...
2017: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680592/hif-prolyl-hydroxylase-phd3-regulates-translational-machinery-and-glucose-metabolism-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#16
Petra Miikkulainen, Heidi Högel, Krista Rantanen, Tomi Suomi, Petri Kouvonen, Laura L Elo, Panu M Jaakkola
BACKGROUND: A key feature of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the inactivation of the von Hippel-Lindau tumour suppressor protein (pVHL) that leads to the activation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) pathway also in well-oxygenated conditions. Important regulator of HIF-α, prolyl hydroxylase PHD3, is expressed in high amounts in ccRCC. Although several functions and downstream targets for PHD3 in cancer have been suggested, the role of elevated PHD3 expression in ccRCC is not clear...
2017: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261475/the-action-of-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-on-the-growth-metabolism-and-global-histone-h3-acetylation-of-spontaneous-mouse-mammary-tumours-evidence-of-a-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-paradox
#17
Loreta M Rodrigues, Santiago Uribe-Lewis, Basetti Madhu, Davina J Honess, Marion Stubbs, John R Griffiths
BACKGROUND: Ketone bodies have both metabolic and epigenetic roles in cancer. In several studies, they showed an anti-cancer effect via inhibition of histone deacetylases; however, other studies observed faster tumour growth. The related molecule butyrate also inhibits growth of some cancer cells and accelerates it in others. This "butyrate paradox" is thought to be due to butyrate mediating histone acetylation and thus inhibiting cell proliferation in cancers that preferentially utilise glucose (the Warburg effect); whereas in cells that oxidise butyrate as a fuel, it fails to reach inhibitory concentrations and can stimulate growth...
2017: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184304/the-%C3%AE-ketoglutarate-dehydrogenase-complex-in-cancer-metabolic-plasticity
#18
REVIEW
Renaud Vatrinet, Giulia Leone, Monica De Luise, Giulia Girolimetti, Michele Vidone, Giuseppe Gasparre, Anna Maria Porcelli
Deregulated metabolism is a well-established hallmark of cancer. At the hub of various metabolic pathways deeply integrated within mitochondrial functions, the α-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex represents a major modulator of electron transport chain activity and tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA) flux, and is a pivotal enzyme in the metabolic reprogramming following a cancer cell's change in bioenergetic requirements. By contributing to the control of α-ketoglutarate levels, dynamics, and oxidation state, the α-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase is also essential in modulating the epigenetic landscape of cancer cells...
2017: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163917/mitochondrial-mutations-and-metabolic-adaptation-in-pancreatic-cancer
#19
Rae-Anne Hardie, Ellen van Dam, Mark Cowley, Ting-Li Han, Seher Balaban, Marina Pajic, Mark Pinese, Mary Iconomou, Robert F Shearer, Jessie McKenna, David Miller, Nicola Waddell, John V Pearson, Sean M Grimmond, Leonid Sazanov, Andrew V Biankin, Silas Villas-Boas, Andrew J Hoy, Nigel Turner, Darren N Saunders
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of ~8%, with characteristic molecular heterogeneity and restricted treatment options. Targeting metabolism has emerged as a potentially effective therapeutic strategy for cancers such as pancreatic cancer, which are driven by genetic alterations that are not tractable drug targets. Although somatic mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) mutations have been observed in various tumors types, understanding of metabolic genotype-phenotype relationships is limited...
2017: Cancer & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101337/adipocyte-lipolysis-links-obesity-to-breast-cancer-growth-adipocyte-derived-fatty-acids-drive-breast-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-migration
#20
Seher Balaban, Robert F Shearer, Lisa S Lee, Michelle van Geldermalsen, Mark Schreuder, Harrison C Shtein, Rose Cairns, Kristen C Thomas, Daniel J Fazakerley, Thomas Grewal, Jeff Holst, Darren N Saunders, Andrew J Hoy
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with increased recurrence and reduced survival of breast cancer. Adipocytes constitute a significant component of breast tissue, yet their role in provisioning metabolic substrates to support breast cancer progression is poorly understood. RESULTS: Here, we show that co-culture of breast cancer cells with adipocytes revealed cancer cell-stimulated depletion of adipocyte triacylglycerol. Adipocyte-derived free fatty acids were transferred to breast cancer cells, driving fatty acid metabolism via increased CPT1A and electron transport chain complex protein levels, resulting in increased proliferation and migration...
2017: Cancer & Metabolism
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