Cancer cells have an increased reliance on lipogenesis, which is required for uncontrolled cell division. We recently reported transcriptional and functional ‘reprogramming’ of the cellular energy grid, allowing cancer cells to divert metabolism from biosynthesis to bioenergetic pathways and thus supplying enhanced mobility during epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) induced by transforming growth factor β (TGF-β1) (Fig. 1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere981994
JournalMolecular and Cellular Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 3 2015


  • Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition
  • fatty acid synthase
  • lipogenesis
  • metastasis
  • transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Cancer Research


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