Role of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinases (PDK's) and their respective microRNA's in human ovarian cancer

Sheema Sameen, Zoya Khalid, Shaukat Malik
Cancer is a metabolic disorder and in energy metabolism, pyruvate dehydrogenase kinases (PDKs) play a very vital role, which make them important candidate for involvement in cancer. The bioinformatics analysis performed on ovarian cancer data sets taken from gene expression Omnibus proved the up regulation of PDK2 and PDK4. The regulating microRNA's for these two genes were also predicted computationally, which were found down regulated in cancer and hence confirmed the over expression of PDK2
more » ... nd PDK4. Further investigations on the behaviour of PDK's and their corresponding microRNA's will provide a major breakthrough in cancer research and investigation.