The consequences of enhanced cell-autonomous glucose metabolism.

Journal Article

The intake and metabolism of carbohydrates for the generation of energy and biomass is evolutionarily conserved, down to the most primitive of cells. Although a basal rate of glucose metabolism occurs in all cells, the processing rates of glucose can become dramatically enhanced when cells acquire malignant properties, or remain undifferentiated. This article investigates the consequences of how increased glucose metabolism affects cellular physiology by altering the physicochemical properties of the whole metabolic network. As a result, enhanced lactate production in the presence of oxygen (the Warburg effect) is required, and metabolism is consequently reconfigured, through multiple mechanisms, to confer numerous physiological and possibly regulatory properties to cells.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Locasale, JW

Published Date

  • November 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 545 - 551

PubMed ID

  • 22920571

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-3061

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1043-2760

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tem.2012.07.005

Language

  • eng