Kristin K Nelson

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INTRODUCTION Glycolysis is increased in breast adenocarcinoma cells relative to adjacent normal cells in order to produce the ATP and anabolic precursors required for survival, growth and invasion. Glycolysis also serves as a key source of the reduced form of cytoplasmic nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) necessary for the shuttling of electrons into(More)
Clinically significant elevations in the expression of manganese superoxide dismutase (Sod2) are associated with an increased frequency of tumor invasion and metastasis in certain cancers. The aim of this study was to examine whether increases in Sod2 activity modulate the migratory potential of tumor cells, contributing to their enhanced metastatic(More)
BACKGROUND Neoplastic cells increase glycolysis in order to produce anabolic precursors and energy within the hypoxic environment of a tumor. Ras signaling is activated in several cancers and has been found to regulate metabolism by enhancing glycolytic flux to lactate. We examined the effects of sequential immortalization and H-RasV12-transformation of(More)
We recently reported that disruption of tumor cell microfilaments or intermediate filaments resulted in an inhibition of the ability of tumor cells to induce the aggregation of homologous platelets in vitro (H. Chopra et al., Cancer Res., 48: 3787-3800, 1988). Previous investigators demonstrated that disruption of the tumor cell cytoskeleton decreases the(More)
Constitutive activation of Ras in immortalized bronchial epithelial cells increases electron transport chain activity, oxygen consumption and tricarboxylic acid cycling through unknown mechanisms. We hypothesized that members of the Ras family may stimulate respiration by enhancing the expression of the Vb regulatory subunit of cytochrome c oxidase (COX).(More)
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