Interplay between metabolism and oncogenic process: Role of microRNAs

Aastha Arora, Saurabh Singh, Anant Narayan Bhatt, Sanjay Pandey, Rajat Sandhir, Bilikere S. Dwarakanath

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Cancer is a complex disease that arises from the alterations in the composition and regulation of several genes leading to the disturbances in signaling pathways, resulting in the dysregulation of cell proliferation and death as well as the ability of transformed cells to invade the host tissue and metastasize. It is increasingly becoming clear that metabolic reprograming plays a critical role in tumorigenesis and metastasis. Therefore, targeting this phenotype is considered as a promising approach for the development of therapeutics and adjuvants. The process of metabolic reprograming is linked to the activation of oncogenes and/or suppression of tumor suppressor genes, which are further regulated by microRNAs (miRNAs) that play important roles in the interplay between oncogenic process and metabolic reprograming. Looking at the advances made in the recent past, it appears that the translation of knowledge from research in the areas of metabolism, miRNA, and therapeutic response will lead to paradigm shift in the management of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-27
Number of pages17
JournalTranslational Oncogenomics
StatePublished - Dec 29 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Angiogenesis
  • Cancer therapy
  • Cell signaling
  • Glycolysis
  • Metabolic reprograming
  • Metastasis
  • MicroRNA
  • Tumorigenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Genetics
  • Cancer Research


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