The eEF2 kinase-induced STAT3 inactivation inhibits lung cancer cell proliferation by phosphorylation of PKM2.
Min Xiao, Jianling Xie, Yu Wu, Genzhu Wang, Xin Qi, Zailiang Liu, Yuying Wang, Xuemin Wang, Ashfaqul Hoque, Jon Oakhill, Christopher G Proud, Jing Li
Cell Communication and Signaling | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Eukaryotic elongation factor-2 kinase (eEF2K) is a Ca 2+ /calmodulin (CaM)-dependent protein kinase that inhibits protein synthesis. However, the role of eEF2K in cancer development was reported paradoxically and remains to be elucidated. METHODS: Herein, A549 cells with eEF2K depletion or overexpression by stably transfected lentivirus plasmids were used in vitro and in vivo study. MTT and colony assays were used to detect cell proliferation and growth. Extracellular glucose and lactate concentration were measured using test kit. Immunoblot and co-immunoprecipitation assays were used to examine the molecular biology changes and molecular interaction in these cells. LC-MS/MS anal..View full abstract