Cytochrome c oxidase is activated by the oncoprotein Ras and is required for A549 lung adenocarcinoma growth

Telang S., Nelson K. K. , Siow D. L. , YALÇIN A., Thornburg J. M. , Imbert-Fernandez Y., ...More

MOLECULAR CANCER, vol.11, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1476-4598-11-60
  • Journal Name: MOLECULAR CANCER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Mitochondria, Glycolysis, Tricarboxylic acid cycle, Electron transport chain, Oncogene, MITOCHONDRIAL METABOLISM, PROSTATE-CANCER, SUBUNITS, OXYGEN, CELLS, TRANSFORMATION, EXPRESSION, INCREASES, ONCOGENE, PROTEOME
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Background: 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).