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Glycolysis inhibitors

Theresa Winter, Anke Hannemann, Juliane Suchsland, Matthias Nauck, Astrid Petersmann
BACKGROUND: Measuring the glucose concentration in whole blood samples is critical due to unsatisfactory glycolysis inhibition. Previous studies showed that Terumo tubes were superior, but they were taken off the European market in 2016 and alternatives were required. This initiated the present evaluation of glucose stability in five available tube types. METHODS: Venous blood samples were collected from 61 healthy volunteers to test tubes supplied by Terumo (two sets), Greiner FC-Mix, BD FX-Mixture and BD serum...
March 12, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Maia Kavanagh Williamson, Naomi Coombes, Florian Juszczak, Marios Athanasopoulos, Mariam B Khan, Thomas R Eykyn, Ushani Srenathan, Leonie S Taams, Julianna Dias Zeidler, Andrea T Da Poian, Hendrik Huthoff
Infection of primary CD4+ T cells with HIV-1 coincides with an increase in glycolysis. We investigated the expression of glucose transporters (GLUT) and glycolytic enzymes in human CD4+ T cells in response to infection with HIV-1. We demonstrate the co-expression of GLUT1, GLUT3, GLUT4, and GLUT6 in human CD4+ T cells after activation, and their concerted overexpression in HIV-1 infected cells. The investigation of glycolytic enzymes demonstrated activation-dependent expression of hexokinases HK1 and HK2 in human CD4+ T cells, and a highly significant increase in cellular hexokinase enzyme activity in response to infection with HIV-1...
March 7, 2018: Viruses
María Elizbeth Alvarez-Sánchez, Laura Itzel Quintas-Granados, Laura Isabel Vázquez-Carrillo, Jonathan Puente-Rivera, Alma Villalobos-Osnaya, María Dolores Ponce-Regalado, Minerva Camacho-Nuez
Infection with Trichomonas vaginalis produces a malodorous seropurulent vaginal discharge due to several chemicals, including polyamines. The presence of 1,4-diamino-2-butanone (DAB) reduces the amount of intracellular putrescine by 90%, preventing the cotransport of exogenous spermine. DAB-treated parasites present morphological changes, which are restored by adding exogenous putrescine into the culture medium. However, the effect of polyamines over the trichomonad proteomic profile is unknown. In this study, we used a proteomic approach to analyze the polyamine-depletion and restoration effect by exogenous putrescine on T...
March 7, 2018: Parasitology Research
Qiongli Su, Ting Tao, Lei Tang, Jun Deng, Kwame Oteng Darko, Sichun Zhou, Mei Peng, Shanping He, Qing Zeng, Alex F Chen, Xiaoping Yang
Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) regulates the final step of glycolysis levels that are correlated with the sensitivity of anticancer chemotherapeutic drugs. THP is one of the major drugs used in non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer instillation chemotherapy. However, low response ratio of THP (19.7%) treatment to human genitourinary tumours using collagen gel matrix has been observed. This study aims to investigate the effect of down-regulation of PKM2 on THP efficiency. Via inhibitor or siRNA, the effects of reduced PKM2 on the efficiency of THP were determined in 2 human and 1 murine bladder cancer cell lines, using MTT, cologenic and fluorescence approaches...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Georgios Pissas, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Ioannis Stefanidis
Indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) suppresses T-cell function at least in part by altering cell metabolism. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) increases upon T-cell activation and alters cell metabolism favoring their differentiation to effector cells. The effect of IDO on HIF-1α expression and activity was evaluated. For this purpose, mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) was performed using the IDO inhibitor 1-DL-methyl-tryptophan and the p53 inhibitor pifithrin-α. L-tryptophan degradation and cell proliferation were assessed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, whereas the expression of proteins of interest by western blotting...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Yu Zhu, Luo Lu, Chun Qiao, Yi Shan, Huapeng Li, Sixuan Qian, Ming Hong, Huihui Zhao, Jianyong Li, Zhongfa Yang, Yaoyu Chen
Resistance to the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) remains a challenge for curing the disease in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients as leukemia cells may survive through BCR-ABL kinase activity-independent signal pathways. To gain insight into BCR-ABL kinase activity-independent mechanisms, we performed an initial bioinformatics screen and followed by a quantitative PCR screen of genes that were elevated in CML samples. A total of 33 candidate genes were identified to be highly expressed in TKIs resistant patients...
March 7, 2018: Oncogene
Chengfang Shangguan, Guifang Gan, Jieying Zhang, Jinliang Wu, Ying Miao, Miao Zhang, Biao Li, Jun Mi
Purpose: Elevated glucose uptake is a hallmark of cancer. Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake was believed to indicate the aggressiveness of tumors and the standardized uptake value (SUV) is a well-known measurement for FDG uptake in positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT). However, the SUV is variable due to the heterogeneity of tumors. Methods: 126 patients with colorectal cancer underwent18 F-FDG PET/CT scanning before surgery between Jan 2011 and April 2016. Cancer-associated fibroblast (CAF) densities were calculated with the inForm Advanced image analysis software and were comparatively analyzed between patients with high and low maximum SUV (SUVmax-high and SUVmax-low)...
2018: Theranostics
Xiaoman Li, Xiaodan Zha, Yongan Wang, Rong Jia, Burong Hu, Baoquan Zhao
Proton is a major particle of space radiation environment and a prospective radiotherapy beam. However, its risk needs to be fully evaluated for the understanding and to establish the better protective strategy for astronaut and patient. Zebrafish is an ideal model for the toxicity studies on medicines and environmental genetic toxicants. In the current study, embryos of zebrafish at 24 h post-fertilization (hpf) were exposed to proton beam. Some toxic parameters of embryo-larval development were investigated...
February 23, 2018: Chemosphere
Xin Tan, Aizhang Xu, Tuo Zhao, Qin Zhao, Jun Zhang, Cuihong Fan, Yulin Deng, Andrew Freywald, Harald Genth, Jim Xiang
Simulated microgravity (SMG) was reported to affect tumor cell proliferation and metastasis. However, the underlying mechanism is elusive. In this study, we demonstrate that clinostat-modelled SMG reduces BL6-10 melanoma cell proliferation, adhesion and invasiveness in vitro and decreases tumor lung metastasis in vivo. It down-regulates metastasis-related integrin α6β4, MMP9 and Met72 molecules. SMG significantly reduces formation of focal adhesions and activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and Rho family proteins (RhoA, Rac1 and Cdc42) and of mTORC1 kinase, but activates AMPK and ULK1 kinases...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
Ae Lee Jeong, Hye In Ka, Sora Han, Sunyi Lee, Eun-Woo Lee, Su Jung Soh, Hyun Jeong Joo, Buyanravjkh Sumiyasuren, Ji Young Park, Jong-Seok Lim, Jong Hoon Park, Myung Sok Lee, Young Yang
In most mammalian cells, the primary cilium is a microtubule-enriched protrusion of the plasma membrane and acts as a key coordinator of signaling pathways during development and tissue homeostasis. The primary cilium is generated from the basal body, and cancerous inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (CIP2A), the overexpression of which stabilizes c-MYC to support the malignant growth of tumor cells, is localized in the centrosome. Here, we show that CIP2A overexpression induces primary cilia disassembly through the activation of Aurora A kinase, and CIP2A depletion increases ciliated cells and cilia length in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE1) cells...
February 28, 2018: EMBO Reports
Shuo Chen, Xi Chen, Tao Shan, Jiancang Ma, Wanrun Lin, Wei Li, Ya'an Kang
In this study, we investigated whether the metabolic alteration of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) occurs via miR-21 remodeling and the effect of this alteration on pancreatic cancer cells. CAFs and normal fibroblasts (NFs) were isolated and cultured. Glucose consumption and lactic acid production were tested, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDHA), pyruvate kinase m2 (PKM2), and miR-21 expression were examined. The level of glycolysis in CAFs was determined after treatment with a miR-21 inhibitor. Primary miR-21-NC CAFs and miR-21-inhibitor CAFs were indirectly co-cultured with BxPc-3 in vitro , and the invasion capacity of these cells was determined...
2018: International Journal of Biological Sciences
Giuseppe Lippi, Mads Nybo, Janne Cadamuro, Joao T Guimaraes, Edmée van Dongen-Lases, Ana-Maria Simundic
The measurement of fasting plasma glucose may be biased by a time-dependent decrease of glucose in blood tubes, mainly attributable to blood cell metabolism when glycolysis is not rapidly inhibited or blood cells cannot be rapidly separated from plasma. Although glycolysis inhibitors such as sodium fluoride (NaF) in combination with potassium oxalate (KOx) are currently used for overcoming this drawback, their efficacy for stabilizing blood glucose is seemingly limited, and probably lower than that of newer additives such as the citrate buffer...
2018: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
Robert P Fisher
Dependence on glycolysis under aerobic conditions, a frequent metabolic derangement in cancer cells, suggests a therapeutic opportunity. Now, through chemical genetics, CDK8, a kinase associated with the Mediator transcriptional coactivator complex, has emerged as an upstream inducer of glycolysis and a possible target for anticancer drug discovery.
February 20, 2018: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
Shan Wang, Zhiqiang Peng, Siying Wang, Lihua Yang, Yuhan Chen, Xue Kong, Shanshan Song, Pei Pei, Chunyan Tian, Hui Yan, Peipei Ding, Weiguo Hu, Cui Hua Liu, Xin Zhang, Fuchu He, Lingqiang Zhang
Few p53 regulators participate in selective control of p53-mediated cellular metabolism. How p53-mediated aerobic and glycolytic pathways are negatively regulated remains largely unclear. Here, we identified two KRAB-type zinc-finger proteins, PITA (p53 inhibitor of TIGAR activation) and PISA (p53 inhibitor of SCO2 activation), as selective regulators of p53 in metabolic control. PITA and PISA interact with p53 and specifically suppress transcription of the glycolysis regulator TIGAR and the oxidation phosphorylation regulator SCO2, respectively...
February 21, 2018: Cell Research
Ru-Tao Liu, Min Zhang, Chun-Lin Yang, Peng Zhang, Na Zhang, Tong Du, Meng-Ru Ge, Long-Tao Yue, Xiao-Li Li, Heng Li, Rui-Sheng Duan
BACKGROUND: With the recognition of the key roles of cellular metabolism in immunity, targeting metabolic pathway becomes a new strategy for autoimmune disease treatment. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute immune-mediated inflammatory demyelinating disease of the peripheral nervous system, characterized by inflammatory cell infiltration. These inflammatory cells, including activated macrophages, Th1 cells, and Th17 cells, generally undergo metabolic reprogramming and rely mainly on glycolysis to exert functions...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Judith Hagenbuchner, Sabine Scholl-Buergi, Daniela Karall, Michael J Ausserlechner
Children diagnosed with Long-Chain-3-Hydroxy-Acyl-CoA-Dehydrogenase-Deficiency (LCHADD) or Very-Long-Chain-3-Hydroxy-Acyl-CoA-Dehydrogenase-Deficiency (VLCADD) frequently present with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or muscle weakness which is caused by the accumulation of fatty acid metabolites due to inactivating mutations in the mitochondrial trifunctional protein. By analyzing mitochondrial morphology we uncovered that mutations within the HADHA or the ACADVL gene not only affect fatty acid oxidation, but also cause significant changes in the DNM1L/MFN2 ratio leading to the significant accumulation of truncated and punctate mitochondria in contrast to network-like mitochondrial morphology in controls...
February 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Michaela Poliaková, Daniel M Aebersold, Yitzhak Zimmer, Michaela Medová
Tumor metabolism is a thrilling discipline that focuses on mechanisms used by cancer cells to earn crucial building blocks and energy to preserve growth and overcome resistance to various treatment modalities. At the same time, therapies directed specifically against aberrant signalling pathways driven by protein tyrosine kinases (TKs) involved in proliferation, metastasis and growth count for several years to promising anti-cancer approaches. In this respect, small molecule inhibitors are the most widely used clinically relevant means for targeted therapy, with a rising number of approvals for TKs inhibitors...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
Weipeng Hong, Peiheng Cai, Chuncao Xu, Di Cao, Weibang Yu, Zhongxiang Zhao, Min Huang, Jing Jin
The pentose phosphate pathway (PPP), which branches from glycolysis, is correlated with cancer cell proliferation, survival and senescence. In this study, differences in the metabolic profile of the PPP and the redox status of human lung carcinoma A549 cells and cisplatin-induced multidrug-resistant A549/DDP cells were analyzed and evaluated. The results showed that A549/DDP cells exhibited differential PPP-derived metabolic features and redox-related molecules. A549/DDP cells exhibited increased expression and enzymatic activity of PPP enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Naomi Dirckx, Robert J Tower, Evi M Mercken, Roman Vangoitsenhoven, Caroline Moreau-Triby, Tom Breugelmans, Elena Nefyodova, Ruben Cardoen, Chantal Mathieu, Bart Van der Schueren, Cyrille B Confavreux, Thomas L Clemens, Christa Maes
The skeleton has emerged as an important regulator of systemic glucose homeostasis, with osteocalcin and insulin representing prime mediators of the interplay between bone and energy metabolism. However, genetic evidence indicates that osteoblasts can influence global energy metabolism through additional, as yet unknown, mechanisms. Here, we report that constitutive or postnatally induced deletion of the hypoxia signaling pathway component von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) in skeletal osteolineage cells of mice led to high bone mass as well as hypoglycemia and increased glucose tolerance, not accounted for by osteocalcin or insulin...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Ting Yu, Lei Li, Wenyan Liu, Bailiu Ya, Hongju Cheng, Qing Xin
Hypoxia-induced chemoresistance is a major obstacle in the development of effective cancer therapy. In our study, the reversal abilities of NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4) silence on the hypoxia resistance and the potential mechanism were investigated. Our data showed that the expression of NOX4 was up-regulated in human neuroblastoma cells SHSY-5Y under hypoxia condition time-dependently. Knockdown of NOX4 expression by siRNA inhibited glycolysis induced by hypoxia through decreasing the expression of glycolysis related proteins (HIF-1α, LDHA, PDK1), decreasing glucose uptake, lactate production, ROS production while increasing mitochondria membrane potential...
February 9, 2018: Oncology Research
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