DOI: 10.2174/1389201024666230823091144 ISSN:

Advances on the Role of Ferroptosis in Ionizing Radiation Response

Fang Wang, QingHui Dai, LuHan Xu, Lu Gan, YiDi Shi, MingJun Yang, ShuHong Yang
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Biotechnology


Ferroptosis is an iron-dependent programmed cell death mode that is distinct from other cell death modes, and radiation is able to stimulate cellular oxidative stress and induce the production of large amounts of reactive oxygen radicals, which in turn leads to the accumulation of lipid peroxide and the onset of ferroptosis. In this review, from the perspective of the role of ferroptosis in generating a radiation response following cellular irradiation, the relationship between ferroptosis induced by ionizing radiation stress and the response to ionizing radiation is reviewed, including the roles of MAPK and Nrf2 signaling pathways in ferroptosis, resulting from the oxidative stress response to ionizing radiation, the metabolic regulatory role of the p53 gene in ferroptosis, and regulatory modes of action of iron metabolism and iron metabolism-related regulatory proteins in promoting and inhibiting ferroptosis. It provides some ideas for the follow-up research to explore the specific mechanism and regulatory network of ferroptosis in response to ionizing radiation.

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