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Targeting Breast Cancer Stem Cell State Equilibrium through Modulation of Redox Signaling

Overview of attention for article published in Cell Metabolism (Science Direct), July 2018
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Title
Targeting Breast Cancer Stem Cell State Equilibrium through Modulation of Redox Signaling
Published in
Cell Metabolism (Science Direct), July 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.cmet.2018.06.006
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Authors

Luo, Ming, Shang, Li, Brooks, Michael D., Jiagge, Evelyn, Zhu, Yongyou, Buschhaus, Johanna M., Conley, Sarah, Fath, Melissa A., Davis, April, Gheordunescu, Elizabeth, Wang, Yongfang, Harouaka, Ramdane, Lozier, Ann, Triner, Daniel, McDermott, Sean, Merajver, Sofia D., Luker, Gary D., Spitz, Douglas R., Wicha, Max S., Ming Luo, Li Shang, Michael D. Brooks, Evelyn Jiagge, Yongyou Zhu, Johanna M. Buschhaus, Sarah Conley, Melissa A. Fath, April Davis, Elizabeth Gheordunescu, Yongfang Wang, Ramdane Harouaka, Ann Lozier, Daniel Triner, Sean McDermott, Sofia D. Merajver, Gary D. Luker, Douglas R. Spitz, Max S. Wicha

Abstract

Although breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) display plasticity transitioning between quiescent mesenchymal-like (M) and proliferative epithelial-like (E) states, how this plasticity is regulated by metabolic or oxidative stress remains poorly understood. Here, we show that M- and E-BCSCs rely on distinct metabolic pathways and display markedly different sensitivities to inhibitors of glycolysis and redox metabolism. Metabolic or oxidative stress generated by 2DG, H2O2, or hypoxia promotes the transition of ROSlo M-BCSCs to a ROShi E-state. This transition is reversed by N-acetylcysteine and mediated by activation of the AMPK-HIF1α axis. Moreover, E-BCSCs exhibit robust NRF2-mediated antioxidant responses, rendering them vulnerable to ROS-induced differentiation and cytotoxicity following suppression of NRF2 or downstream thioredoxin (TXN) and glutathione (GSH) antioxidant pathways. Co-inhibition of glycolysis and TXN and GSH pathways suppresses tumor growth, tumor-initiating potential, and metastasis by eliminating both M- and E-BCSCs. Exploiting metabolic vulnerabilities of distinct BCSC states provides a novel therapeutic approach targeting this critical tumor cell population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 52 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 25%
Unspecified 12 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 15%
Student > Master 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 10 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 18 35%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 23%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Neuroscience 1 2%
Other 2 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 54. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 August 2018.
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#249,524
of 11,809,779 outputs
Outputs from Cell Metabolism (Science Direct)
#329
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#11,743
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Outputs of similar age from Cell Metabolism (Science Direct)
#27
of 66 outputs
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