A genome-wide expression profile and system-level integration of nuclear factor kappa B regulated genes reveals fundamental metabolic adaptations during cell growth and survival

Valentine B. Andela, Edward M. Schwarz, Regis J. O'Keefe, Edward J. Puzas, Joseph D Rosenblatt, Randy N. Rosier

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A murine lung alveolar carcinoma cell line (WT-Line 1) and its equally tumorigenic but non-malignant derivative transduced with a dominant negative inhibitor of NF-κB (mI-κB-Line 1), were profiled on the Affymetrix® 19 000 gene array platform. Two differentially expressed gene clusters were identified and integrated into a functional model. The downregulation of anti-oxidant defenses, in mI-κB-Line 1 cells, correlates with high levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and ROS damage to cellular macromolecules while the upregulation of metabolic nuclear receptors correlates with an adaptive/survival response, which involves a shift in energy metabolism toward β-oxidative respiration. Accordingly, mI-κB-Line 1 cells are markedly sensitized to pharmacologic inhibition of β-oxidative respiration. These findings are indicative of compensatory changes that could undermine anti-cancer therapies targeting NF-κB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6814-6820
Number of pages7
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number30
StatePublished - Dec 19 2005



  • β-Oxidation
  • Apoptosis
  • Glycolysis
  • NF-κB
  • Oxidative stress
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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