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Enhanced understanding of the involvement of ferroptosis in tumorigenesis: A review of recent research advancements

by Chunfeng Liu a  and  Lei Ren b,*
Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
Klinikum rechts der Isar, Faculty of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
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Received: 13 November 2023 / Accepted: 28 November 2023 / Published Online: 29 November 2023


Ferroptosis, a recently identified form of programmed cell death, is characterized by the accumulation of lipid peroxidation, reactive oxygen species, and elevated free iron levels, involving the regulation of glutathione metabolism, iron metabolism, lipid metabolism, and oxidative stress biology. Tumor metastasis, a critical hallmark of malignancy and a key contributor to cancer recurrence and mortality, has been extensively linked to iron dysregulation, highlighting the potential of agents inducing iron-mediated cell death as promising strategies for preventing and treating metastasis. This review offers a comprehensive understanding the regulatory mechanisms underlying ferroptosis and its crucial role in the three distinct stages of metastasis: invasion, circulation, and colonization.

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