Accession Number:

ADA463829

Title:

Role of Mitochondria in Prostate Cancer

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. 15 Nov 2004-14 Nov 2006

Corporate Author:

HAMILTON HEALTH SCIENCES CORP (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Most malignant cells are highly glycolytic and produce high levels of reactive oxygen species ROS compared to normal cells. Mitochondrial glycerophosphate dehydrogenase mGPDH participates in delivering reducing equivalents from this molecule into the electron transport chain thus sustaining of glycolysis. Here we investigate the role of mGPDH in maintaining an increased rate of glycolysis and evaluate glycerophosphate-dependent ROS generation in prostate cancer cell lines LNCaP DU145 RC3 and CL1. Immunoblot Real Time RT-RCR polarographic and spectrophotometric analysis revealed that mGPDH abundance and activity was significantly elevated in prostate cancer cell lines when compared to normal prostate epithelial cell line PNT1A. Overall these data demonstrate that mGPDH is involved in maintaining a high rate of glycolysis and is an important site of electron leakage leading to ROS production in prostate cancer cells.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE