Probing Metabolic Changes in IFNγ-Treated Ovarian Cancer Cells
Interferon-γ (IFNγ) is a pleiotropic cytokine that signals to many different cell types. IFNγ has both antitumor functions and pro-tumorigenic effects and regulates different aspects of cell physiology, including metabolism. Cancer cells undergo a complex rearrangement of metabolic pathways that allows them to satisfy the needs of increased proliferation, and many cancer cells redirect glucose metabolism from oxidative phosphorylation to aerobic glycolysis. In this chapter, we describe a protocol that utilizes the Agilent Seahorse XFp Analyzer to assess mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis in ovarian cancer cells treated with IFNγ.
Key wordsOxygen consumption rate Extracellular acidification Mitochondrial respiration Glycolysis Interferon-γ Ovarian cancer
This work was supported by NIH grant GM120710 to A. Vancura.