The way a humans have gone through controlled cellular death has been a mystery for year and has eluded the hand of scientist for years. Control cellular death is particularly important because it can help cure many diseases like cancer and radition sickness. There are a number of way a cell can do this usally it needs the help of the body and other molecules in order to properly regulate the disposale of the damaged cell. Ferroptosis is different than apoptosis, a more commonly know form of cell death, is that the ferroptosis pathway uses iron in order to catalyze a reaction that safely removes or recycles the damaged cellular material. (Helmholtz). Decoding the signals that facilate this pathway can help answer many questions about controlled cellular death. An international team of scientists head by the University of Pittsburgh have thought ton have mapped the ferroptosis pathway. Their findings were published in two papers published in Nature Chemical Biology, their work can be used to develop treatmeants for many different types of illinesses.
Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Centre for Environmental Health. (2016, November 15). Cancer research: How cells die by ferroptosis. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 16, 2016 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161115083915.htm
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). (2016, November 14). International team decodes cellular death signals. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 15, 2016 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161114110708.htm