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Fatty Acid Induces Cell Death in Cancer Cells

Researchers from Washington State University (WSU) have demonstrated a fatty acid called dihomogamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) can induce ferroptosis—an iron-dependent cell death—in an animal model and human cancer cells.

Their findings have been published in the journal Developmental Cell in a paper entitled “Dietary Lipids Induce Ferroptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans and Human Cancer Cells.”

Ferroptosis is an iron-dependent type of cell death that was discovered in recent years and has become a focal point for disease research as it is closely related to many disease processes.

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