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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France

Lahutte-Auboin M.,Groupe URM IRM | Lahutte-Auboin M.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Guillevin R.,Groupe URM IRM | Guillevin R.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | And 6 more authors.
Acta Biotheoretica | Year: 2013

WHO II low grade glioma evolves inevitably to anaplastic transformation. Magnetic resonance imaging is a good non-invasive way to watch it, by hemodynamic and metabolic modifications, thanks to multinuclear spectroscopy 1H/31P. In this work we study a multi-scale minimal model of hemodynamics and metabolism applied to the study of gliomas. This mathematical analysis leads us to a fast-slow system. The control of the position of the stationary point brings to the concept of domain of viability. Starting from this system, the equations bring to light the parameters that push glioma cells out of their domain of viability. Four fundamental factors are highlighted. The first two are cerebral blood flow and the rate of lactate transport through monocarboxylate transporters, which must be reduced in order to push glioma out of its domain of viability. Another factor is the intra arterial lactate, which must be increased. The last factor is pH, indeed a decrease of intra cellular pH could interfere with glioma growth. These reflections suggest that these four parameters could lead to new therapeutic strategies for the management of low grade gliomas. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Source

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