Targeting Glutamine Induces Apoptosis: A Cancer Therapy Approach
AbstractGlutamine metabolism has been proved to be dysregulated in many cancer cells, and is essential for proliferation of most cancer cells, which makes glutamine an appealing target for cancer therapy. In order to be well used by cells, glutamine must be transported to cells by specific transporters and converted to glutamate by glutaminase. There are currently several drugs that target glutaminase under development or clinical trials. Also, glutamine metabolism restriction has been proved to be effective in inhibiting tumor growth both in vivo and vitro through inducing apoptosis, growth arrest and/or autophagy. Here, we review recent researches about glutamine metabolism in cancer, and cell death induced by targeting glutamine, and their potential roles in cancer therapy. View Full-Text
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Chen, L.; Cui, H. Targeting Glutamine Induces Apoptosis: A Cancer Therapy Approach. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 22830-22855.
Chen L, Cui H. Targeting Glutamine Induces Apoptosis: A Cancer Therapy Approach. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015; 16(9):22830-22855.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Lian; Cui, Hengmin. 2015. "Targeting Glutamine Induces Apoptosis: A Cancer Therapy Approach." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, no. 9: 22830-22855.