The Metabolic Profiles in Hematological Malignancies

AbstractLeukemia is one of the most aggressive hematological malignancies. Leukemia stem cells account for the poor prognosis and relapse of the disease. Decades of investigations have been performed to figure out how to eradicate the leukemia stem cells. It has also been known that cancer cells especially solid cancer cells use energy differently than most of the cell types. The same thing happens to leukemia. Since there are metabolic differences between the hematopoietic stem cells and their immediate descendants, we aim at manipulating the energy sources with which that could have an effect on leukemia stem cells while sparing the normal blood cells. In this review we summarize the metabolic characteristics of distinct leukemias such as acute myeloid leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, T cell lymphoblastic leukemia, B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other leukemia associated hematological malignancies such as multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome. A better understanding of the metabolic profiles in distinct leukemias might provide novel perspectives and shed light on novel metabolic targeting strategies towards the clinical treatment of leukemias.
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research

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