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Glioblastoma Multiforme Metabolism: Fuel to the Flame

Preethi Sridharan

Keywords : Glioblastoma multiforme, Glycolysis, Glutamine metabolism, Lipid metabolism, Pentose phosphate pathway

Citation Information : Sridharan P. Glioblastoma Multiforme Metabolism: Fuel to the Flame. 2016; 5 (1):57-60.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-5112

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-02-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive, lethal brain tumor. Cellular metabolism is the major process affected during tumorigenesis. It is recently revealed that oncogenic signaling pathways are unswervingly involved in metabolic reprogramming of tumors. In GBM, metabolic pathways are reprogrammed and the underlying mechanisms causing these changes are yet to be unraveled. Interestingly, the pentose phosphate pathway in GBM shows differential association with glycolysis. This review discusses about the key metabolic enzymes and their association with several pathways in GBM highlighting the potential therapeutic targets.

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