Lipids are essential for mammalian cells to maintain many physiological functions. Emerging evidence has shown that cancer cells can develop specific alterations in lipid biosynthesis and metabolism to facilitate their survival and various malignant behaviors. To date, the precise role of cellular lipids and lipid metabolism in viral oncogenesis is still largely unclear with only a handful of literature covering this topic to implicate lipid metabolism in oncogenic virus associated pathogenesis. In this review, we focus on the role of lipid biosynthesis and metabolism in the pathogenesis of the Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, a common causative factor for cancers arising in the immunocompromised settings.
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This work was partially supported by grants from a DOD Career Development Award (CA140437), the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center Pilot grants (U54GM104940 from NIH), a LSU LIFT2 funding, a NIH P20-GM121288-01 subproject, NIH RO1s (AI091526, AI128864, AI101046, and AI106676) as well as awards from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81472547, 81400164, 81672924 and 81772930). Funding sources had no role in the study design, data collection/ analysis, decision to publish, and/or manuscript preparation.
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Dai, L., Lin, Z., Jiang, W. et al. Lipids, lipid metabolism and Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus pathogenesis. Virol. Sin. 32, 369–375 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12250-017-4027-2
- Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV)
- lipid metabolism