Magnetic Resonance Metabolic Imaging of Glioma

ArticleinScience translational medicine 4(116):116ps1 · January 2012with6 Reads
Impact Factor: 15.84 · DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003591 · Source: PubMed


    2-Hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) is a potential oncometabolite involved in gliomagenesis that has been identified as an aberrant product of isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)-mutated glial tumors. Recent genomics studies have shown that heterozygous mutation of IDH genes 1 and 2, present in up to 86% of grade II gliomas, is associated with a favorable outcome. Two reports in this issue describe both ex vivo and in vivo methods that could noninvasively detect the presence of 2-HG in glioma patients. This approach could have valuable implications for diagnosis, prognosis, and stratification of brain tumors, as well as for monitoring of treatment in glioma patients.