skip to main content
Show Results with: Show Results with:

Metabolism under hypoxia in Tm1 murine melanoma cells is affected by the presence of galectin-3, a metabolomics approach

SpringerPlus, 2014, Vol.3(1), pp.1-10 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

Full text available

  • Title:
    Metabolism under hypoxia in Tm1 murine melanoma cells is affected by the presence of galectin-3, a metabolomics approach
  • Author: Bacchi, Pedro ; Bloise, Antonio ; Bustos, Silvina ; Zimmermann, Lara ; Chammas, Roger ; Rabbani, Said
  • Found In: SpringerPlus, 2014, Vol.3(1), pp.1-10 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Metabolomics ; Galectin-3 ; Melanoma ; H-MRS ; NMR ; PCA ; Warburg effect ; Tm1.G2 ; Tm1.N3
  • Language: English
  • Description: Metabolomics has proven an useful tool for systems biology. Here we have used a metabolomics approach to identify conditions in which de novo expression of an established tumor marker, galectin-3, would confer a potential selective advantage for melanoma growth and survival. A murine melanoma cell line ( Tm1 ) that lacks galectin-3 was modified to express it or not ( Tm1.G2 and Tm1.N3 , respectively). These variant cell line were then exposed to conditions of controlled oxygen tensions and glucose levels. Metabolic profiling of intracellular metabolites of cells exposed to these conditions was obtained in steady state using high resolution 1 H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy ( 1 H-MRS) and multivariate statistical analysis. The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectra contained a large number of absorption lines from which we were able to distinguish 20 metabolites, 3 fatty acids and some absorption lines and clusters were not identified. Principal Components Analysis (PCA) allowed for the discrimination of 2 experimental conditions in which expression of the tumor marker galectin-3 may play a significant role, namely exposure of cells to hypoxia under high glucose. Interestingly, under all other experimental conditions tested, the cellular system was quite robust. Our results suggest that the Metabolomics approach can be used to access information about changes in many metabolic pathways induced in tumorigenic cells and to allow the evaluation of their behavior in controlled environmental conditions or selective pressures.
  • Identifier: E-ISSN: 2193-1801 ; DOI: 10.1186/2193-1801-3-470

Searching Remote Databases, Please Wait