Secretion of phosphoglycerate kinase from tumour cells is controlled by oxygen-sensing hydroxylases.

Solid tumour cells employ glycolytic enzymes including phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK) to make ATP when their supply of oxygen is limiting. PGK is also secreted by tumour cells and facilitates cleavage of disulfide bonds in plasmin, which triggers proteolytic release of the angiogenesis inhibitor, angiostatin. Although PGK production by tumour cells was… CONTINUE READING