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Amino Acid Transporters and Glutamine Metabolism in Breast Cancer

Authors
 Yoon Jin Cha  ;  Eun-Sol Kim  ;  Ja Seung Koo 
Citation
 International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Vol.19(3) : 907, 2018 
Journal Title
 International Journal of Molecular Sciences 
Issue Date
2018
Keywords
amino acid transporters ; breast cancer ; human pathology ; transport mechanism
Abstract
Amino acid transporters are membrane transport proteins, most of which are members of the solute carrier families. Amino acids are essential for the survival of all types of cells, including tumor cells, which have an increased demand for nutrients to facilitate proliferation and cancer progression. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women worldwide and is still associated with high mortality rates, despite improved treatment strategies. Recent studies have demonstrated that the amino acid metabolic pathway is altered in breast cancer and that amino acid transporters affect tumor growth and progression. In breast cancer, glutamine is one of the key nutrients, and glutamine metabolism is closely related to the amino acid transporters. In this review, we focus on amino acid transporters and their roles in breast cancer. We also highlight the different subsets of upregulated amino acid transporters in breast cancer and discuss their potential applications as treatment targets, cancer imaging tracers, and drug delivery components. Glutamine metabolism as well as its regulation and therapeutic implication in breast cancer are also discussed.
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DOI
10.3390/ijms19030907
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Pathology (병리학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Koo, Ja Seung(구자승) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4546-4709
Cha, Yoon Jin(차윤진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5967-4064
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/162116
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