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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522594/sphingomyelin-synthase-2-deficiency-inhibits-the-induction-of-murine-colitis-associated-colon-cancer
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Toshio Ohnishi, Chieko Hashizume, Makoto Taniguchi, Hidehiro Furumoto, Jia Han, Rongfen Gao, Shinichi Kinami, Takeo Kosaka, Toshiro Okazaki
Sphingomyelin synthase 2 (SMS2) is the synthetic enzyme of sphingomyelin (SM), which regulates membrane fluidity and microdomain structure. SMS2 plays a role in LPS-induced lung injury and inflammation; however, its role in inflammation-mediated tumorigenesis is unclear. We investigated the effect of SMS2 deficiency on dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced murine colitis and found inhibition of DSS-induced inflammation in SMS2-deficient (SMS2(-/-)) mice. DSS treatment induced a significant increase in ceramide levels, with a decrease of SM levels in SMS2(-/-) colon tissue, and demonstrated attenuation of the elevation of both inflammation-related gene expression and proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines, leukocyte infiltration, and MAPK and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 activation...
May 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515365/ceramide-synthesis-regulates-t-cell-activity-and-gvhd-development
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M Hanief Sofi, Jessica Heinrichs, Mohammed Dany, Hung Nguyen, Min Dai, David Bastian, Steven Schutt, Yongxia Wu, Anusara Daenthanasanmak, Salih Gencer, Aleksandra Zivkovic, Zdzislaw Szulc, Holger Stark, Chen Liu, Ying-Jun Chang, Besim Ogretmen, Xue-Zhong Yu
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) is an effective immunotherapy for a variety of hematologic malignances, yet its efficacy is impeded by the development of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). GVHD is characterized by activation, expansion, cytokine production, and migration of alloreactive donor T cells. Hence, strategies to limit GVHD are highly desirable. Ceramides are known to contribute to inflammation and autoimmunity. However, their involvement in T-cell responses to alloantigens is undefined...
May 18, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515139/changes-in-ceramide-metabolism-are-essential-in-madin-darby-canine-kidney-cell-differentiation
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Lucila Gisele Pescio, Bruno Jaime Santacreu, Vanina Gisela Lopez, Carlos Humberto Paván, Daniela Judith Romero, Nicolás Octavio Favale, Norma Beatriz Sterin-Speziale
Ceramides and complex sphingolipids with defined acyl-chain lengths play important roles in numerous cell processes. Six ceramide synthase isoenzymes (CerS1-6) are the key enzymes responsible for the production of the diversity of molecular species. In this study, we investigated the changes in sphingolipid metabolism during the differentiation of Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cells. By MALDI TOF TOF MS, we analyzed the molecular species of ceramide (Cer), glucosylceramide (GlcCer), lactosylceramide (LacCer) and sphingomyelin (SM) in non-differentiated and differentiated cells (cultured under hypertonicity)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490444/inhibiting-glucosylceramide-synthase-exacerbates-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Tess V Dupre, Mark A Doll, Parag P Shah, Cierra N Sharp, Deanna Siow, Judit Megyesi, James Shayman, Alicja Bielwska, Jacek Bielawski, Levi J Beverly, Maria Hernandez-Corbacho, Christopher J Clarke, Ashley J Snider, Rick G Schnellmann, Lina M Obeid, Yusuf A Hannun, Leah J Siskind
Acute kidney injury (AKI), resulting from chemotherapeutic agents such as cisplatin, remains an obstacle in the treatment of cancer. Cisplatin-induced AKI involves apoptotic and necrotic cell death, pathways regulated by sphingolipids such as ceramide and glucosylceramide. Results from this study indicate that C57BL/6J mice treated with cisplatin had increased ceramide and hexosylceramide levels in the renal cortex 72 h following cisplatin treatment. Pre-treatment of mice with inhibitors of acid sphingomyelinase and de novo ceramide synthesis (amitriptyline and myriocin, respectively) prevented accumulation of ceramides and hexosylceramide in the renal cortex and protected from cisplatin-induced AKI...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424433/-investigating-the-role-of-ceramide-metabolism-associated-cers5-lass5-gene-in-atherosclerosis-pathogenesis-in-endothelial-cells
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Neslihan Çoban, Filiz Güçlü Geyik, Özlem Yıldırım, Nihan Erginel Ünaltuna
OBJECTIVE: Ceramide, the backbone of sphingolipids, is the key component affecting atherosclerotic changes through its important second-messenger role. Previous studies have demonstrated protective role of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) genes in regulating atherosclerosis and hypertension. Ceramide synthase 5 (LASS5 or CERS5) gene has function in de novo synthesis of ceramide, and has indirect effect on AMPK gene. Aim of the present study was to identify role of LASS5 gene in atherosclerosis...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405720/ceramide-synthase-2-deficiency-aggravates-aom-dss-induced-colitis-in-mice-role-of-colon-barrier-integrity
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Stephanie Oertel, Klaus Scholich, Andreas Weigert, Dominique Thomas, Julia Schmetzer, Sandra Trautmann, Marthe-Susanna Wegner, Heinfried H Radeke, Natalie Filmann, Bernhard Brüne, Gerd Geisslinger, Irmgard Tegeder, Sabine Grösch
Loss of intestinal barrier functions is a hallmark of inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis. The molecular mechanisms are not well understood, but likely involve dysregulation of membrane composition, fluidity, and permeability, which are all essentially regulated by sphingolipids, including ceramides of different chain length and saturation. Here, we used a loss-of-function model (CerS2(+/+) and CerS2(-/-) mice) to investigate the impact of ceramide synthase 2, a key enzyme in the generation of very long-chain ceramides, in the dextran sodium salt (DSS) evoked model of UC...
April 12, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336574/switching-head-group-selectivity-in-mammalian-sphingolipid-biosynthesis-by-active-site-engineering-of-sphingomyelin-synthases
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Matthijs Kol, Radhakrishnan Panatala, Mirjana Nordmann, Leoni Swart, Leonie van Suijlekom, Birol Cabukusta, Angelika Hilderink, Tanja Grabietz, John G M Mina, Pentti Somerharju, Sergei Korneev, Fikadu G Tafesse, Joost C M Holthuis
SM is a fundamental component of mammalian cell membranes that contributes to mechanical stability, signaling, and sorting. Its production involves the transfer of phosphocholine from phosphatidylcholine onto ceramide, a reaction catalyzed by SM synthase (SMS)1 in the Golgi and SMS2 at the plasma membrane. Mammalian cells also synthesize trace amounts of the SM analog, ceramide phosphoethanolamine (CPE), but the physiological relevance of CPE production is unclear. Previous work revealed that SMS2 is a bifunctional enzyme producing both SM and CPE, whereas a closely related enzyme, SMS-related protein (SMSr)/SAMD8, acts as a monofunctional CPE synthase in the endoplasmic reticulum...
May 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322796/modulation-of-the-sphingolipid-rheostat-is-involved-in-paclitaxel-resistance-of-the-human-prostate-cancer-cell-line-pc3-pr
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Yuka Aoyama, Sayaka Sobue, Naoki Mizutani, Chisato Inoue, Yoshiyuki Kawamoto, Yuji Nishizawa, Masatoshi Ichihara, Mamoru Kyogashima, Motoshi Suzuki, Yoshinoti Nozawa, Takashi Murate
Taxoids are anti-cancer drugs frequently used to treat solid tumors, but they are sometimes ineffective and tumors may become resistant to their action. Here, we examined the involvement of sphingolipid metabolic enzymes in paclitaxel (PTX) resistance using a human prostate cancer cell line, PC3, and its PTX-resistant subline, PC3-PR. PTX (20 nM) suppressed cell proliferation and increased various ceramide species in PC3, but not PC3-PR, cells. PC3-PR contained higher S1P levels than did PC3, regardless of PTX treatment...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320857/regulation-of-very-long-acyl-chain-ceramide-synthesis-by-acyl-coa-binding-protein
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Natalia Santos Ferreira, Hanne Engelsby, Ditte Neess, Samuel L Kelly, Giora Volpert, Alfred H Merrill, Anthony H Futerman, Nils J Færgeman
Ceramide and more complex sphingolipids constitute a diverse group of lipids that serve important roles as structural entities of biological membranes and as regulators of cellular growth, differentiation, and development. Thus, ceramides are vital players in numerous diseases including metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, as well as neurological disorders. Here we show that acyl-coenzyme A-binding protein (ACBP) potently facilitates very-long acyl chain ceramide synthesis. ACBP increases the activity of ceramide synthase 2 (CerS2) by more than 2-fold and CerS3 activity by 7-fold...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273483/ceramide-is-metabolized-to-acylceramide-and-stored-in-lipid-droplets
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Can E Senkal, Mohamed F Salama, Ashley J Snider, Janet J Allopenna, Nadia A Rana, Antonius Koller, Yusuf A Hannun, Lina M Obeid
In an approach aimed at defining interacting partners of ceramide synthases (CerSs), we found that fatty acyl-CoA synthase ACSL5 interacts with all CerSs. We demonstrate that ACSL5-generated FA-CoA was utilized with de novo ceramide for the generation of acylceramides, poorly studied ceramide metabolites. Functionally, inhibition of ceramide channeling to acylceramide enhanced accumulation of de novo ceramide and resulted in augmentation of ceramide-mediated apoptosis. Mechanistically, we show that acylceramide generation is catalyzed by diacylglycerol acyltransferase 2 (DGAT2) on lipid droplets...
March 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223344/an-intestinal-farnesoid-x-receptor-ceramide-signaling-axis-modulates-hepatic-gluconeogenesis-in-mice
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Cen Xie, Changtao Jiang, Jingmin Shi, Xiaoxia Gao, Dongxue Sun, Lulu Sun, Ting Wang, Shogo Takahashi, Mallappa Anitha, Kristopher W Krausz, Andrew D Patterson, Frank J Gonzalez
Increasing evidence supports the view that intestinal farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is involved in glucose tolerance and that FXR signaling can be profoundly impacted by the gut microbiota. Selective manipulation of the gut microbiota-FXR signaling axis was reported to significantly impact glucose intolerance, but the precise molecular mechanism remains largely unknown. Here, caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), an over-the-counter dietary supplement and an inhibitor of bacterial bile salt hydrolase, increased levels of intestinal tauro-β-muricholic acid, which selectively suppresses intestinal FXR signaling...
March 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198542/ceramide-synthase-2-facilitates-s1p-dependent-egress-of-thymocytes-into-the-circulation-in-mice
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Michael Rieck, Christiane Kremser, Katarzyna Jobin, Elisabeth Mettke, Christian Kurts, Markus Gräler, Klaus Willecke, Waldemar Kolanus
Well-defined gradients of the lipid mediator sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) direct chemotactic egress of mature thymocytes from the thymus into the circulation. Although it is known that these gradients result from low S1P levels in the thymic parenchyma and high S1P concentrations at the exit sites and in the plasma, the biochemical mechanisms that regulate these differential S1P levels remain unclear. Several studies demonstrated that ceramide synthase 2 (Cers2) regulates the levels of the S1P precursor sphingosine...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179290/fumonisin-b1-inhibits-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-associated-apoptosis-after-foscanpdt-combined-with-c6-pyridinium-ceramide-or-fenretinide
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Nithin B Boppana, Jacqueline M Kraveka, Mehrdad Rahmaniyan, L I Li, Alicja Bielawska, Jacek Bielawski, Jason S Pierce, Jeremy S Delor, Kezhong Zhang, Mladen Korbelik, Duska Separovic
BACKGROUND/AIM: Combining an anticancer agent fenretinide (HPR) or C6-pyridinium ceramide (LCL29) with Foscan-mediated photodynamic therapy (FoscanPDT) is expected to augment anticancer benefits of each substance. We showed that treatment with FoscanPDT+HPR enhanced accumulation of C16-dihydroceramide, and that fumonisin B1 (FB), an inhibitor of ceramide synthase, counteracted caspase-3 activation and colony-forming ability of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells. Because cancer cells appear to be more susceptible to increased levels of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress than normal cells, herein we tested the hypothesis that FoscanPDT combined with HPR or LCL29 induces FB-sensitive ER stress-associated apoptosis that affects cell survival...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123341/downregulation-of-lipin-1-induces-insulin-resistance-by-increasing-intracellular-ceramide-accumulation-in-c2c12-myotubes
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Shujuan Huang, Suling Huang, Xi Wang, Qingli Zhang, Jia Liu, Ying Leng
Dysregulation of lipid metabolism in skeletal muscle is involved in the development of insulin resistance. Mutations in lipin-1, a key lipid metabolism regulator leads to significant systemic insulin resistance in fld mice. However, the function of lipin-1 on lipid metabolism and insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle is still unclear. Herein we demonstrated that downregulation of lipin-1 in C2C12 myotubes by siRNA transfection suppressed insulin action, characterized by reduced insulin stimulated Akt phosphorylation and glucose uptake...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120887/er-residency-of-the-ceramide-phosphoethanolamine-synthase-smsr-relies-on-homotypic-oligomerization-mediated-by-its-sam-domain
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Birol Cabukusta, Matthijs Kol, Laura Kneller, Angelika Hilderink, Andreas Bickert, John G M Mina, Sergei Korneev, Joost C M Holthuis
SMSr/SAMD8 is an ER-resident ceramide phosphoethanolamine synthase with a critical role in controlling ER ceramides and suppressing ceramide-induced apoptosis in cultured cells. SMSr-mediated ceramide homeostasis relies on the enzyme's catalytic activity as well as on its N-terminal sterile α-motif or SAM domain. Here we report that SMSr-SAM is structurally and functionally related to the SAM domain of diacylglycerol kinase DGKδ, a central regulator of lipid signaling at the plasma membrane. Native gel electrophoresis indicates that both SAM domains form homotypic oligomers...
January 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112248/mechanistic-interplay-between-ceramide-and-insulin-resistance
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Federico Reali, Melissa J Morine, Ozan Kahramanoğulları, Suryaprakash Raichur, Hans-Christoph Schneider, Daniel Crowther, Corrado Priami
Recent research adds to a growing body of literature on the essential role of ceramides in glucose homeostasis and insulin signaling, while the mechanistic interplay between various components of ceramide metabolism remains to be quantified. We present an extended model of C16:0 ceramide production through both the de novo synthesis and the salvage pathways. We verify our model with a combination of published models and independent experimental data. In silico experiments of the behavior of ceramide and related bioactive lipids in accordance with the observed transcriptomic changes in obese/diabetic murine macrophages at 5 and 16 weeks support the observation of insulin resistance only at the later phase...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088541/secretory-pathway-optimization-of-cho-producer-cells-by-co-engineering-of-the-mitosrna-1978-target-genes-cers2-and-tbc1d20
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Lisa A Pieper, Michaela Strotbek, Till Wenger, Martin Gamer, Monilola A Olayioye, Angelika Hausser
Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells are the most commonly used host for the production of biopharmaceuticals. Although transcription and translation engineering strategies have been employed to generate high-producer cell clones, the secretory pathway still remains a bottleneck in cellular productivity. In this study we show that ectopic expression of a human mitochondrial genome-encoded small RNA (mitosRNA-1978) in an IgG expressing CHO cell line strongly improved specific productivity by functioning in a microRNA-like fashion...
January 11, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087695/novel-interconnections-in-lipid-metabolism-revealed-by-overexpression-of-sphingomyelin-synthase-1
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Gergana M Deevska, Patrick P Dotson, Alexander A Karakashian, Giorgis Isaac, Mark Wrona, Samuel B Kelly, Alfred H Merrill, Mariana N Nikolova-Karakashian
This study investigates the consequences of elevating sphingomyelin synthase 1 (SMS1) activity, which generates the main mammalian sphingolipid, sphingomyelin. HepG2 cells stably transfected with SMS1 (HepG2-SMS1) exhibit elevated enzyme activity in vitro and increased sphingomyelin content (mainly C22:0- and C24:0-sphingomyelin) but lower hexosylceramide (Hex-Cer) levels. HepG2-SMS1 cells have fewer triacylglycerols than controls but similar diacylglycerol acyltransferase activity, triacylglycerol secretion, and mitochondrial function...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081222/at7867-inhibits-human-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-akt-dependent-and-akt-independent-mechanisms
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Shihu Zhang, Zhengming Deng, Chen Yao, Ping Huang, Yi Zhang, Shibing Cao, Xiangcheng Li
AKT is often hyper-activated in human colorectal cancers (CRC). This current study evaluated the potential anti-CRC activity by AT7867, a novel AKT and p70S6K1 (S6K1) dual inhibitor. We showed that AT7867 inhibited survival and proliferation of established (HT-29, HCT116 and DLD-1 lines) and primary human CRC cells. Meanwhile, it provoked caspase-dependent apoptosis in the CRC cells. Molecularly, AT7867 blocked AKT-S6K1 activation in CRC cells. Restoring AKT-S6K1 activation, via expression of a constitutively-active AKT1 ("ca-AKT1"), only partially attenuated AT7867-induced HT-29 cell death...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078595/method-to-measure-sphingomyelin-synthase-activity-changes-in-response-to-cd95l
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Fatima Bilal, Michaël Pérès, Nathalie Andrieu-Abadie, Thierry Levade, Bassam Badran, Ahmad Daher, Bruno Ségui
Sphingomyelin synthases 1 and 2 convert the anti-oncometabolite ceramide to sphingomyelin, the most abundant sphingolipid in plasma membrane. CD95L-induced ceramide increase is associated with the caspase-dependent inhibition of sphingomyelin synthesis, which enhances the mitochondrial route to apoptosis. Knocking down sphingomyelin synthase 1 or inhibiting sphingomyelin synthesis facilitates ceramide accumulation, cytochrome c release from mitochondria, and caspase-9 activation in cancer cell upon CD95L treatment...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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