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A role for p53 in the adaptation to glutamine starvation through the expression of Slc1a3

Organism Icon Homo sapiens
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Technology Badge IconNextSeq 500

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Numerous mechanisms to support cells under conditions of transient nutrient starvation have been described. The tumor suppressor protein p53 can contribute to the adaptation of cells to metabolic stress through various mechanisms that may help cancer cell survival in nutrient limiting conditions. We show here that p53 helps cancer cells to survive glutamine starvation by promoting the expression of SLC1A3, an aspartate/glutamate transporter that allows the utilization of aspartate to support cells in the absence of extracellular glutamine. Under glutamine deprivation, SLC1A3 expression maintains electron transport chain and tricarboxylic acid cycle activity, promoting de novo glutamate, glutamine and nucleotide synthesis to rescue cell viability. Tumor cells with high levels of SLC1A3 expression are resistant to glutamine starvation and SLC1A3 depletion retards the growth of these cells in vitro and in vivo, suggesting a therapeutic potential for SLC1A3 inhibition. Overall design: We quantify transcription via high throughput RNA sequencing in HCT116 cells (WT1 and WT2 clones) grown in complete medium (CM) or in glutamine-free medium (GD) for 48 hours.
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