Background & Aims: SIRT5 plays pleiotropic roles via post-translational modifications, serving as a tumor suppressor, or an oncogene, in different tumors. However, the role SIRT5 plays in the initiation and progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains unknown. Methods: Published datasets and tissue arrays with SIRT5 staining were used to investigate the clinical relevance of SIRT5 in PDAC. Furthermore, to define the role of SIRT5 in the carcinogenesis of PDAC, we generated autochthonous mouse models with conditional Sirt5 knockout. Moreover, to examine the mechanistic role of SIRT5 in PDAC carcinogenesis, SIRT5 was knocked down in PDAC cell lines and organoids, followed by metabolomics and proteomics studies. A novel SIRT5 activator was used for therapeutic studies in organoids and patient-derived xenografts. Results: SIRT5 expression negatively regulated tumor cell proliferation and correlated with a favorable prognosis in patients with PDAC. Genetic ablation of Sirt5 in PDAC mouse models promoted acinar-to-ductal metaplasia, precursor lesions, and pancreatic tumorigenesis, resulting in poor survival. Mechanistically, SIRT5 loss enhanced glutamine and glutathione metabolism via acetylation-mediated activation of GOT1. A selective SIRT5 activator, MC3138, phenocopied the effects of SIRT5 overexpression and exhibited antitumor effects on human PDAC cells. MC3138 also diminished nucleotide pools, sensitizing human PDAC cell lines, organoids, and patient-derived xenografts to gemcitabine. Conclusions: Collectively, we identify SIRT5 as a key tumor suppressor in PDAC, whose loss promotes tumorigenesis through increased noncanonic use of glutamine via GOT1, and that SIRT5 activation is a novel therapeutic strategy to target PDAC.

Metabolic rewiring by loss of sirt5 promotes kras-induced pancreatic cancer progression / Hu, T.; Shukla, S. K.; Vernucci, E.; He, C.; Wang, D.; King, R. J.; Jha, K.; Siddhanta, K.; Mullen, N. J.; Attri, K. S.; Murthy, D.; Chaika, N. V.; Thakur, R.; Mulder, S. E.; Pacheco, C. G.; Fu, X.; High, R. R.; Yu, F.; Lazenby, A.; Steegborn, C.; Lan, P.; Mehla, K.; Rotili, D.; Chaudhary, S.; Valente, S.; Tafani, M.; Mai, A.; Auwerx, J.; Verdin, E.; Tuveson, D.; Singh, P. K.. - In: GASTROENTEROLOGY. - ISSN 0016-5085. - 161:5(2021), pp. 1584-1600. [10.1053/j.gastro.2021.06.045]

Metabolic rewiring by loss of sirt5 promotes kras-induced pancreatic cancer progression

Vernucci E.;Steegborn C.;Rotili D.;Tafani M.;Mai A.;
2021

Abstract

Background & Aims: SIRT5 plays pleiotropic roles via post-translational modifications, serving as a tumor suppressor, or an oncogene, in different tumors. However, the role SIRT5 plays in the initiation and progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains unknown. Methods: Published datasets and tissue arrays with SIRT5 staining were used to investigate the clinical relevance of SIRT5 in PDAC. Furthermore, to define the role of SIRT5 in the carcinogenesis of PDAC, we generated autochthonous mouse models with conditional Sirt5 knockout. Moreover, to examine the mechanistic role of SIRT5 in PDAC carcinogenesis, SIRT5 was knocked down in PDAC cell lines and organoids, followed by metabolomics and proteomics studies. A novel SIRT5 activator was used for therapeutic studies in organoids and patient-derived xenografts. Results: SIRT5 expression negatively regulated tumor cell proliferation and correlated with a favorable prognosis in patients with PDAC. Genetic ablation of Sirt5 in PDAC mouse models promoted acinar-to-ductal metaplasia, precursor lesions, and pancreatic tumorigenesis, resulting in poor survival. Mechanistically, SIRT5 loss enhanced glutamine and glutathione metabolism via acetylation-mediated activation of GOT1. A selective SIRT5 activator, MC3138, phenocopied the effects of SIRT5 overexpression and exhibited antitumor effects on human PDAC cells. MC3138 also diminished nucleotide pools, sensitizing human PDAC cell lines, organoids, and patient-derived xenografts to gemcitabine. Conclusions: Collectively, we identify SIRT5 as a key tumor suppressor in PDAC, whose loss promotes tumorigenesis through increased noncanonic use of glutamine via GOT1, and that SIRT5 activation is a novel therapeutic strategy to target PDAC.
glutamine metabolism; glutathione metabolism; GOT1; pancreatic cancer; SIRT5
01 Pubblicazione su rivista::01a Articolo in rivista
Metabolic rewiring by loss of sirt5 promotes kras-induced pancreatic cancer progression / Hu, T.; Shukla, S. K.; Vernucci, E.; He, C.; Wang, D.; King, R. J.; Jha, K.; Siddhanta, K.; Mullen, N. J.; Attri, K. S.; Murthy, D.; Chaika, N. V.; Thakur, R.; Mulder, S. E.; Pacheco, C. G.; Fu, X.; High, R. R.; Yu, F.; Lazenby, A.; Steegborn, C.; Lan, P.; Mehla, K.; Rotili, D.; Chaudhary, S.; Valente, S.; Tafani, M.; Mai, A.; Auwerx, J.; Verdin, E.; Tuveson, D.; Singh, P. K.. - In: GASTROENTEROLOGY. - ISSN 0016-5085. - 161:5(2021), pp. 1584-1600. [10.1053/j.gastro.2021.06.045]
File allegati a questo prodotto
File Dimensione Formato  
Hu_Metabolic-rewiring_2021.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Versione editoriale (versione pubblicata con il layout dell'editore)
Licenza: Creative commons
Dimensione 9.89 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
9.89 MB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri PDF

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11573/1611281
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 8
  • Scopus 26
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 21
social impact