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NOK mediates glycolysis and nuclear PDC associated histone acetylation
Academic Editors: Nevim Aygun, Siamak Tabibzadeh
NOK is a potent oncogene that can transform normal cells to cancer cells. We hypothesized that NOK might impact cancer cell metabolism and histone acetylation. We show that NOK localizes in the mitochondria, and while it minimally impacts tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, it markedly inhibits the process of electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation processes and dramatically enhances aerobic glycolysis in cancer cells. NOK promotes the mitochondrial-nuclear translocation of pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC), and enhances histone acetylation in the nucleus. Together, these findings show that NOK mediates glycolysis and nuclear PDC associated histone acetylation.