Lipid Metabolism in Ferroptosis

Zhi Lin, Jiao Liu, Rui Kang, Minghua Yang, Daolin Tang

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Lipid metabolism is a complex biochemical process that participates in the regulation of cell survival and death. Ferroptosis is a form of iron-dependent regulated cell death driven by abnormal lipid metabolism, leading to lipid peroxidation and subsequent plasma membrane rupture. A variety of antioxidant systems and membrane repair pathways can diminish oxidative damage, enabling survival and growth in response to ferroptotic signals. Such impairment of ferroptosis machinery is implicated in various pathological conditions and diseases, especially cancer and tissue damage. It is discussed here how lipid metabolism pathways, including lipid synthesis, degradation, storage, transformation, and utilization, modulate ferroptosis sensitivity or tolerance in different models, especially cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAdvanced Biology
StateAccepted/In press - 2021


  • cancer
  • ferroptosis
  • lipid metabolism
  • lipid peroxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials


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