Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2017, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (3): 193-197.doi: 10.24920/J1001-9294.2017.026

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Mechanisms of Lung Cancer Caused By Cooking Fumes Exposure: A Minor Review

Wang Chun-yan1, Liu Li-fang2, Liu Xiao-li1, Chen Wen-jun1, He Guo-ping1, *()   

  1. 1 Xiangya Nursing School, Central South University, Changsha 410013, China
    2 Organ Transplant Department, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410013, China
  • Received:2016-08-30 Published:2017-09-27
  • Contact: He Guo-ping E-mail:Heguopping@csu.edu.cn
  • Supported by:
    △Supported by the Development Project of Community Health Nursing Innovative Practice Model of China (CMB08883).

Abstract:

Cooking fumes (CFs) are mixtures of many toxic components, such as aldehydes, heterocyclic amines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, fat aerosols and particulate matters. CFs exposure has been proven to be associated with many diseases. Lung cancer takes the leading place among the diseases being reported caused by CFs exposure. Molecular and biochemical studies have found that CFs exposure may lead to lung cancer by gene damage, formation of reactive oxygen species, blockage of related proteins’ function, and even cell death. However, reviews about the mechanisms of how CFs exposure leads to lung cancer are still lacking. Elucidation of the mechanisms of lung cancer caused by CFs exposure may provide a new insight into the prevention of lung cancer caused by CFs exposure, as well as laying the foundation for the toxicity study of CFs. In this minor review, the mechanisms of how CFs exposure leads to lung cancer were summarized and discussed.

Key words: cooking fumes exposure, lung cancer, toxic mechanisms

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