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Cell death mediated by nanotechnology via the cuproptosis pathway: a novel horizon for cancer therapy
  • Chuang Wei,
  • Qinrui Fu
Chuang Wei
Qingdao University
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Qinrui Fu
Qingdao University

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Cuproptosis, the current form of regulated cell death characterized by copper overload, oligomerization of lipoacylated proteins, and loss of the Fe-S cluster proteins, has been proposed to function closely with human diseases including cancer. Since the first identification in 2022, a wide range of strategies have been developed to induce cuproptosis for cancer therapy, such as small-molecule drugs and nanomaterials. Although many reviews related to cuproptosis have been reported, they remain at a basic mechanism level and a summary covering recent progress in the field of nanotechnologies in cuproptosis-based cancer therapy has not yet been presented. Therefore, it is time to fill the gap and shed light on future directions for the application of this promising tool to fight against cancer. In this minireview, we first expounded the mechanism of action of cuproptosis and emphasized the feasibility of triggering cuproptosis for cancer therapy. The recent progress of cancer treatments based on nanoparticle-induced cuproptosis was then described. Finally, the challenges and future development directions of the emerging field of cuproptosis were also discussed.
01 Jan 2023Submitted to View
03 Jan 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Jan 2023Submission Checks Completed
03 Jan 2023Assigned to Editor
04 Jan 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
31 Jan 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
05 Feb 20231st Revision Received
08 Feb 2023Submission Checks Completed
08 Feb 2023Assigned to Editor
08 Feb 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
28 Feb 2023Editorial Decision: Accept