PGK1 Drives Hepatocellular Carcinoma Metastasis by Enhancing Metabolic Process
AbstractDuring the proliferation and metastasis, the tumor cells prefer glycolysis (Warburg effect), but its exact mechanism remains largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1) is an important enzyme in the pathway of metabolic glycolysis. We observed a significant overexpression of PGK1 in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues, and a correlation between PGK1 expression and poor survival of hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Also, the depletion of PGK1 dramatically reduced cancer cell proliferation and metastasis, indicating an oncogenic role of PGK1 in liver cancer progression. Further experiments showed that PGK1 played an important role in MYC-induced metabolic reprogramming, which led to an enhanced Warburg effect. Our results revealed a new effect of PGK1, which can provide a new treatment strategy for hepatocellular carcinoma, as PGK1 is used to indicate the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). View Full-Text
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Xie, H.; Tong, G.; Zhang, Y.; Liang, S.; Tang, K.; Yang, Q. PGK1 Drives Hepatocellular Carcinoma Metastasis by Enhancing Metabolic Process. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1630.
Xie H, Tong G, Zhang Y, Liang S, Tang K, Yang Q. PGK1 Drives Hepatocellular Carcinoma Metastasis by Enhancing Metabolic Process. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(8):1630.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xie, Huijun; Tong, Guihui; Zhang, Yupei; Liang, Shu; Tang, Kairui; Yang, Qinhe. 2017. "PGK1 Drives Hepatocellular Carcinoma Metastasis by Enhancing Metabolic Process." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 8: 1630.
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