The interaction between ferroptosis and lipid metabolism in cancer

Signal Transduct Target Ther. 2020 Jun 30;5(1):108. doi: 10.1038/s41392-020-00216-5.

Abstract

Ferroptosis is a new form of programmed cell death characterized by the accumulation of iron-dependent lethal lipid peroxides. Recent discoveries have focused on alterations that occur in lipid metabolism during ferroptosis and have provided intriguing insights into the interplay between ferroptosis and lipid metabolism in cancer. Their interaction regulates the initiation, development, metastasis, therapy resistance of cancer, as well as the tumor immunity, which offers several potential strategies for cancer treatment. This review is a brief overview of the features characterizing the interaction between ferroptosis and lipid metabolism, and highlights the significance of this interaction in cancer.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't