Metabolism Promotion 2022

Why is cancer cell metabolism in the spotlight now?

Tumor development and progression require metabolic reprogramming of cancer cells. Cancer cells autonomously alter fluxes through various metabolic pathways to meet increased bioenergetic and biosynthetic demands as well as to reduce oxidative stress necessary for proliferation and survival*. Elucidating the triggers of these metabolic changes in cancer cells will lead to new possibilities for cancer therapy.

*Inmaculada Martinez-Reyes & Navdeep S. Chandel, Cancer metabolism: looking forward, Nature Reviews Cancer, 21, 669-680 (2021)

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Combination Assay with Metabolism Kits & Cell Counting Kit-8

Energy metabolism shifts by 2-Deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) and oligomycin in HeLa cells

We inhibited glycolytic and mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation in HeLa cells, respectively, and then evaluated metabolic shift and cell viability.

Step 1. Confirm whether ATP production changes from glycolysis to mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation
Step 2. Investigate changes in extracellular lactate levels as a measure of glycolytic activity
Step 3. Measure cell viability under the inhibition condition of each glycolysis and mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation.

In conclusion,

1. Inhibition of the glycolytic pathway and oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria, respectively, causes a metabolic pathway switch in HeLa cells.
2. Inhibition of both pathways, rather than inhibition alone, showed more effective anticancer activity.

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