bims-mricoa Biomed News
on MRI contrast agents
Issue of 2022‒04‒17
one paper selected by
Merve Yavuz
Bilkent University

  1. Molecules. 2022 Mar 25. pii: 2129. [Epub ahead of print]27(7):
      Ferroptosis is a recently described programmed cell death mechanism that is characterized by the buildup of iron (Fe)-dependent lipid peroxides in cells and is morphologically, biochemically, and genetically distinct from other forms of cell death, having emerged to play an important role in cancer biology. Ferroptosis has significant importance during cancer treatment because of the combination of factors, including suppression of the glutathione peroxidase 4 (Gpx4), cysteine deficiency, and arachidonoyl (AA) peroxidation, which cause cells to undergo ferroptosis. However, the physiological significance of ferroptosis throughout development is still not fully understood. This current review is focused on the factors and molecular mechanisms with the diagrammatic illustrations of ferroptosis that have a role in the initiation and sensitivity of ferroptosis in various malignancies. This knowledge will open a new road for research in oncology and cancer management.
    Keywords:  cancer; ferroptosis; iron; molecular mechanisms; tumor