Tumour glycolysis: the many faces of HIF

Kelly, C.J. and Smallbone, K. and Brady, J.M. (2008) Tumour glycolysis: the many faces of HIF. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 254 (2). pp. 508-513. ISSN 0022-5193

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We present a model for tumour metabolism that incorporates both microenvironmental (extracellular) and oncogenic (intracellular) influences. We explore the effects of the interaction between the hypoxic microenvironment and intracellular signalling on the glycolytic response of tumour tissue, finding that the glycolytic state is dependent on a delicately balanced interplay between the cellular hypoxic response, mediated by hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), and growth-factor signalling cascades, which are frequently mutated in cancers. Our findings demonstrate the importance of considering both environmental and intracellular regulation when interpreting tumour metabolism for diagnostic or prognostic purposes. To illustrate this, we demonstrate the potential impact of this multi-factorial regulation on the kinetics of radiolabelled glucose analogues, used in positron emission tomography (PET).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Molecular imaging
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 34 Ordinary differential equations
MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 92 Biology and other natural sciences
Depositing User: Dr Kieran Smallbone
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:12
URI: http://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/1142

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