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Special Issue "Cancer Cell Metabolism—Pathways and Biology"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institute, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel. +46 8 51775460
Interests: the roles of altered cancer cell metabolism in chemoresistance and tumor progression; the metabolism of cancer stem cells; in ovarian cancer, the roles of cytokine/adipokine interactions between cancer cells and adipocytes; cancer cell metabolism; chemoresistance; tumor progression; cancer stem cells (tumor-initiating cells, TICs); adipocytes and adipokines; tumor microenvironment
With recent insights into cancer cell metabolism, our already complex perception of cancer biology has acquired several new layers of complexity. The foci of molecular cancer research have expanded from genomics and proteomics to metabolomics, and the renewed interest in the aerobic glycolysis of cancer cells has developed into research on the roles of other sources for catabolism and anabolism. These and other related factors all contribute to the general as well as the specific and malignant properties of cancer cells and tumors and are, therefore, of importance for future diagnostics and treatment strategies. The extent of research interest in cancer cell metabolism is reflected in a PubMed search (May 2018) which yielded 111 reviews on this subject, only in the last five years. It is thus likely that much of the basic concepts and models are already adequately covered in these reviews. In this Special Issue, in order to go beyond these, we hope to provide brief background summaries, as well as some novel models and some examples, of how clinically-oriented research may reflect or apply molecular findings.
This Special Issue welcomes both original papers and review articles addressing one or several of the above-mentioned issues, or of the topics mentioned in the keywords listed below.
Prof. Dr. Maria Shoshan
Prof. Dr. Valdemar Máximo
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- Overview of fundamentals of cancer cell metabolism
- Anabolic and catabolic pathways
- Mitochondrial functions
- Metabolites and metabolomics in cancer
- Metabolic plasticity
- Cancer therapy and resistance
- Diagnosis and prognosis