Journal of Cell Science & Therapy

Journal of Cell Science & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7013

Weiqin Lu

Weiqin Lu

Box 0426, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030

  • Review Article
    Cancer Metabolism and Its Therapeutic Implications
    Author(s): Weiqin Lu, Craig D Logsdon and James L AbbruzzeseWeiqin Lu, Craig D Logsdon and James L Abbruzzese

    The goal of cancer therapy is to selectively kill cancer cells without significant adverse toxicity to normal cells. Tremendous progress has been made to understand the molecular mechanisms of cancer and we have realized that cancer cells have remarkable heterogeneity and adaptability, making them difficult to be targeted therapeutically. With the advanced developments in molecular biology and high throughput ‘omics’ technologies, metabolic alteration is revealed as the common feature of human cancer. The activation of oncogenes and/or inactivation of tumor suppressors are found to be important metabolic switch regulators. Some metabolic enzymes in cancer have gained non-enzymatic functions to facilitate tumor growth and adaptation. Metabolic reprogramming of cancer cells not only promotes survival and proliferation but also tolerates stress and induces drug resistance. Th.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7013.1000143

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