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An oncometabolite is a cancer associated protein, often a mutated enzyme.


Gene Cancer
fumarate hydratase (FH) HLRCC syndrome-associated RCC[1]
isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) Astrocytoma, Oligodendroglioma[2]
SDH Paraganglioma[3]

See also


  1. Yang, M.; Soga, T.; Pollard, PJ.; Adam, J. (2012). "The emerging role of fumarate as an oncometabolite.". Front Oncol 2: 85. doi:10.3389/fonc.2012.00085. PMID 22866264.
  2. Hartmann, C.; Hentschel, B.; Wick, W.; Capper, D.; Felsberg, J.; Simon, M.; Westphal, M.; Schackert, G. et al. (Dec 2010). "Patients with IDH1 wild type anaplastic astrocytomas exhibit worse prognosis than IDH1-mutated glioblastomas, and IDH1 mutation status accounts for the unfavorable prognostic effect of higher age: implications for classification of gliomas.". Acta Neuropathol 120 (6): 707-18. doi:10.1007/s00401-010-0781-z. PMID 21088844.
  3. Baysal, BE.; Ferrell, RE.; Willett-Brozick, JE.; Lawrence, EC.; Myssiorek, D.; Bosch, A.; van der Mey, A.; Taschner, PE. et al. (Feb 2000). "Mutations in SDHD, a mitochondrial complex II gene, in hereditary paraganglioma.". Science 287 (5454): 848-51. PMID 10657297.