JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/57946
FullText URL 74_1_1.pdf
Author Chen, Yuehua| Ohara, Toshiaki| Xing, Boyi| Qi, Jiping| Noma, Kazuhiro| Matsukawa, Akihiro|
Abstract Iron is a trace but vital element in the human body and is necessary for a multitude of crucial processes in life. However, iron overload is known to induce carcinogenesis via oxidative stress. Cancer cells require large amounts of iron for their rapid division and cell growth. Iron was recently found to play a role in cancer stem cells (CSCs); it maintains stemness during development. Iron also plays an important role in stemness by moderating reactive oxygen species. Thus, iron metabolism in CSCs is a promising therapeutic target. In this review, we summarize the roles of iron in cancer cells and CSCs. We also summarize anti-cancer therapeutic studies with iron chelators and describe our expectation of a new therapeutic strategy for CSCs on the basis of our findings.
Keywords cancer stem cell stemness iron chelation chemotherapy
Amo Type Review
Published Date 2020-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume74
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 1
End Page 6
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2020 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 32099242