Mitochondrial DNA in Tumors

Anna Lorenc, Jaroslaw Bryk, Ewa Bartnik

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Abstract

Mitochondria, cellular powerhouses, play a central role in apoptosis. In addition, they are suspected to contribute to aging. There is also increasing evidence that abnormalities in mitochondrial function help cancer development. Changes in mitochondrial transcription and oxidative phosphorylation pathways are observed in many types of cancer. Somatic mutations and quantitative changes in mitochondrial DNA were found in tumors, suggesting that alterations in mitochondrial DNA and the resulting respiratory deficiency play a role in carcinogenesis. It was postulated they could be useful as cancer markers. Mitochondria with abnormal functions are suitable targets for anticancer drugs.

LanguageEnglish
Pages85-90
Number of pages6
JournalToxicology Mechanisms and Methods
Volume14
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Mitochondria
Mitochondrial DNA
Tumors
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Neoplasms
Aging of materials
Apoptosis
Oxidative Phosphorylation
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Carcinogenesis
Mutation

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Lorenc, Anna ; Bryk, Jaroslaw ; Bartnik, Ewa. / Mitochondrial DNA in Tumors. In: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods. 2004 ; Vol. 14, No. 1-2. pp. 85-90.
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