Deregulated SLC2A1 Promotes Tumor Cell Proliferation and Metastasis in Gastric Cancer
AbstractGastric cancer (GC) is one of the common reasons of cancer-related death with few biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis. Solute carrier family 2 (facilitated glucose transporter) member 1 protein SLC2A1, also known as glucose transporter type 1 (GLUT1), has been associated with tumor progression, metastasis, and poor prognosis in many human solid tumors. However, little is reported about its clinical significance and biological functions in GC. Here we observed a strong up-regulation of SLC2A1 in patients with GC and found that SLC2A1 was significantly correlated with depth of invasion and clinical stage. Additionally, over-expression of SLC2A1 in GC cells promotes cellular proliferation and metastasis in vitro and enhances tumor growth in vivo as well as enhancement of glucose utilization. Meanwhile, elevated SLC2A1 also contributes to tumor metastasis in vitro. Our results indicate SLC2A1 exhibits a pivotal role in tumor growth, metastasis and glucose metabolism, and also suggest SLC2A1 as a promising target for gastric cancer therapy. View Full-Text
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Yan, S.; Wang, Y.; Chen, M.; Li, G.; Fan, J. Deregulated SLC2A1 Promotes Tumor Cell Proliferation and Metastasis in Gastric Cancer. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 16144-16157.
Yan S, Wang Y, Chen M, Li G, Fan J. Deregulated SLC2A1 Promotes Tumor Cell Proliferation and Metastasis in Gastric Cancer. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015; 16(7):16144-16157.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yan, Shiyan; Wang, Yuqin; Chen, Meimei; Li, Guangming; Fan, Jiangao. 2015. "Deregulated SLC2A1 Promotes Tumor Cell Proliferation and Metastasis in Gastric Cancer." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, no. 7: 16144-16157.