J Cancer 2018; 9(16):2981-2986. doi:10.7150/jca.25640

Review

A comprehensive look at the role of hyperlipidemia in promoting colorectal cancer liver metastasis

Yimin Shen1#, Caihua Wang2#, Yuezhong Ren1✉, Jun Ye2✉

1. 1 Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
2. 2 Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
#: These authors contributed equally to this work.

Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most malignant cancers, and it tends to migrate to the liver and has a high mortality rate. Several mechanisms behind the metastasis of CRC have been identified, including hyperlipidemia. For example, hyperlipidemia can lead to enhanced stemness and neutrophil infiltration, which increases CRC metastasis. There are three primary aspects to the relationship between hyperlipidemia and CRC metastasis: hyperlipidemia (1) promotes the initial metastatic properties of CRC, (2) stimulates CRC cells to leave the vasculature, and (3) facilitates the development of CRC metastasis. In this study, we provide a comprehensive overview of the role that hyperlipidemia played in CRC metastasis to help reduce the mortality associated with CRC metastasis from the standpoint of metabolic. We also review cancer metastasis.

Keywords: Colorectal cancer, hyperlipidemia, liver metastasis, cancer stem cell

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How to cite this article:
Shen Y, Wang C, Ren Y, Ye J. A comprehensive look at the role of hyperlipidemia in promoting colorectal cancer liver metastasis. J Cancer 2018; 9(16):2981-2986. doi:10.7150/jca.25640. Available from http://www.jcancer.org/v09p2981.htm