Involvement of Nrf2 signaling in lead-induced toxicity

Arabnezhad, Mohammad-Reza and Haghani, Fatemeh and Ghaffarian-Bahraman, Ali and Mohammadi, Hamidreza and Ghasemian Yadegari, Javad (2023) Involvement of Nrf2 signaling in lead-induced toxicity. Curr Med Chem.

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Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is used as one of the main protective factors against various pathological processes, as it regulates cells resistant to oxidation. Several studies have extensively explored the relationship between environmental exposure to heavy metals, particularly lead (Pb), and the development of various human diseases. These metals have been reported to be able to, directly and indirectly, induce the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cause oxidative stress in various organs. Since Nrf2 signaling is important in maintaining redox status, it has a dual role depending on the specific biological context. On the one hand, Nrf2 provides a protective mechanism against metal-induced toxicity; on the other hand, it can induce metal-induced carcinogenesis upon prolonged exposure and activation. Therefore, the aim of this review was to summarize the latest knowledge on the functional interrelation between toxic metals, such as Pb and Nrf2 signaling.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2023 05:00
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2023 05:00

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