Abstract Title:

Power surge: supporting cells"fuel"cancer cell mitochondria.

Abstract Source:

Cell Metab. 2012 Jan 4 ;15(1):4-5. PMID: 22225869

Abstract Author(s):

Ubaldo E Martinez-Outschoorn, Federica Sotgia, Michael P Lisanti

Article Affiliation:

The Jefferson Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Center, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.


An emerging paradigm in tumor metabolism is that catabolism in host cells"fuels"the anabolic growth of cancer cells via energy transfer. A study in Nature Medicine (Nieman et al., 2011) supports this; they show that triglyceride catabolism in adipocytes drives ovarian cancer metastasis by providing fatty acids as mitochondrial fuels.

Study Type : Review

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