The Role of Lipid Metabolism in the Development of Lung Cancer

  • Lixin Wang
  • Weiling Huang
  • Xiu-Min LiEmail author
Part of the Translational Bioinformatics book series (TRBIO, volume 14)


The increase of lipid synthesis in tumor tissues has been considered as an important component of substance and energy metabolism during cell transformation. In recent years, the role of lipids in the transformation of cells into tumors, tumor growth, invasion and metastasis have attracted much attention. This article reviews the effects of lipid metabolism related enzymes, membrane lipids and extracellular environment on the development of lung cancer. Finally, the application of lipid metabolism related drugs in lung cancer was briefly summarized.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai Pulmonary HospitalTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Graduate schoolShanghai University of Traditional Chinese MedicineShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Center of Integrative Medicine for Allergies and WellnessIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNYUSA

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