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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434262/the-emergence-of-acid-ceramidase-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#1
Su-Fern Tan, Jennifer M Pearson, David J Feith, Thomas P Loughran
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common adult leukemia. Only a fraction of AML patients will survive with existing chemotherapy regimens. Hence, there is an urgent and unmet need to identify novel targets and develop better therapeutics in AML. In the past decade, the field of sphingolipid metabolism has emerged into the forefront of cancer biology due to its importance in cancer cell proliferation and survival. In particular, acid ceramidase (AC) has emerged as a promising therapeutic target due to its role in neutralizing the pro-death effects of ceramide...
April 24, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432661/lipid-biomarkers-for-risk-assessment-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
#2
REVIEW
Jeffrey W Meeusen, Leslie J Donato, Allan S Jaffe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The objective of this review was to summarize evidence gathered for the prognostic value of routine and novel blood lipids and lipoproteins measured in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). RECENT FINDINGS: Data supports clear association with risk and actionable value for non-high-density lipoprotein (Non-HDL) cholesterol and plasma ceramides in a setting of ACS. The prognostic value and clinical actionability of apolipoprotein B (apoB) and lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] in ACS have not been thoroughly tested, while the data for omega-3 fatty acids and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) are either untested or more varied...
June 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432654/laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometric-imaging-of-endogenous-lipids-from-rat-brain-tissue-implanted-with-silver-nanoparticles
#3
Ludovic Muller, Kathrine Baldwin, Damon C Barbacci, Shelley N Jackson, Aurélie Roux, Carey D Balaban, Bruce E Brinson, Michael I McCully, Ernest K Lewis, J Albert Schultz, Amina S Woods
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) of tissue implanted with silver nanoparticulate (AgNP) matrix generates reproducible imaging of lipids in rodent models of disease and injury. Gas-phase production and acceleration of size-selected 8 nm AgNP is followed by controlled ion beam rastering and soft landing implantation of 500 eV AgNP into tissue. Focused 337 nm laser desorption produces high quality images for most lipid classes in rat brain tissue (in positive mode: galactoceramides, diacylglycerols, ceramides, phosphatidylcholines, cholesteryl ester, and cholesterol, and in negative ion mode: phosphatidylethanolamides, sulfatides, phosphatidylinositol, and sphingomyelins)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431006/regulation-of-oxidized-platelet-lipidome-implications-for-coronary-artery-disease
#4
Madhumita Chatterjee, Dominik Rath, Jörg Schlotterbeck, Johannes Rheinlaender, Britta Walker-Allgaier, Nada Alnaggar, Monika Zdanyte, Iris Müller, Oliver Borst, Tobias Geisler, Tilman E Schäffer, Michael Lämmerhofer, Meinrad Gawaz
Aims: Hyperlipidaemia enhances susceptibility to thrombosis, while platelet oxidixed LDL (oxLDL) binding in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) correlates with activation status. This study explores the platelet lipidome in symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) patients and the functional consequences of the chemokine CXCL12 and its receptors CXCR-4/-7 on lipid uptake in platelets. Methods and results: Platelet-oxLDL detected by flow cytometry was enhanced (P = 0...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427052/glucosylceramide-critically-contributes-to-the-host-defense-of-cystic-fibrosis-lungs
#5
Barbara Kovacic, Carolin Sehl, Barbara Wilker, Markus Kamler, Katrin Anne Becker, Erich Gulbins
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal-recessive disorder in western countries. Previous studies have demonstrated an important role of sphingolipids in the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis. It has been shown that ceramide has a central role in various pulmonary infections, including those with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa). Ceramide is accumulated in the airways of CF mice and patients. However, little is known about a potential role of glucosylceramide in cystic fibrosis...
March 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424433/-investigating-the-role-of-ceramide-metabolism-associated-cers5-lass5-gene-in-atherosclerosis-pathogenesis-in-endothelial-cells
#6
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/28420138/adjustment-of-dysregulated-ceramide-metabolism-in-a-murine-model-of-sepsis-induced-cardiac-dysfunction
#7
Ha-Yeun Chung, Anna S Kollmey, Andrea Schrepper, Matthias Kohl, Markus F Bläss, Sebastian N Stehr, Amelie Lupp, Markus H Gräler, Ralf A Claus
Cardiac dysfunction, in particular of the left ventricle, is a common and early event in sepsis, and is strongly associated with an increase in patients' mortality. Acid sphingomyelinase (SMPD1)-the principal regulator for rapid and transient generation of the lipid mediator ceramide-is involved in both the regulation of host response in sepsis as well as in the pathogenesis of chronic heart failure. This study determined the degree and the potential role to which SMPD1 and its modulation affect sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy using both genetically deficient and pharmacologically-treated animals in a polymicrobial sepsis model...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416487/metabolic-markers-and-statistical-prediction-of-serous-ovarian-cancer-aggressiveness-by-ambient-ionization-mass-spectrometry-imaging
#8
Marta Sans, Kshipra M Gharpure, Robert Tibshirani, Jialing Zhang, Li Liang, Jinsong Liu, Jonathan H Young, Robert Dood, Anil K Sood, Livia Eberlin
Ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) results in the highest mortality among gynecological cancers, developing rapidly and aggressively. Dissimilarly, serous borderline ovarian tumors (BOT) can progress into low-grade serous carcinomas and have relatively indolent clinical behavior. The underlying biological differences between HGSC and BOT call for accurate diagnostic methodologies and tailored treatment options, and identification of molecular markers of aggressiveness could provide valuable biochemical insights and improve disease management...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411183/membrane-permeation-of-arginine-rich-cell-penetrating-peptides-independent-of-transmembrane-potential-as-a-function-of-lipid-composition-and-membrane-fluidity
#9
Rike Wallbrecher, Tobias Ackels, R Alis Olea, Marco J Klein, Lucie Caillon, Jürgen Schiller, Petra H Bovée-Geurts, Toin H van Kuppevelt, Anne S Ulrich, Marc Spehr, Merel J W Adjobo-Hermans, Roland Brock
Cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) are prominent delivery vehicles to confer cellular entry of (bio-) macromolecules. Internalization efficiency and uptake mechanism depend, next to the type of CPP and cargo, also on cell type. Direct penetration of the plasma membrane is the preferred route of entry as this circumvents endolysosomal sequestration. However, the molecular parameters underlying this import mechanism are still poorly defined. Here, we make use of the frequently used HeLa and HEK cell lines to address the role of lipid composition and membrane potential...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409209/2-acetyl-5-tetrahydroxybutyl-imidazole-thi-protects-661w-cells-against-oxidative-stress
#10
Carlotta Fabiani, Aida Zulueta, Fabiola Bonezzi, Josefina Casas, Riccardo Ghidoni, Paola Signorelli, Anna Caretti
Retinal degeneration and in particular retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is associated to ceramide (Cer) accumulation and cell death induction. Cer and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) belong to the sphingolipids class and exert a pro-apoptotic and pro-survival activity, respectively. Our aim is to target sphingolipid metabolism by inhibiting S1P lyase that regulates one of the S1P degradation pathways, to reduce retinal photoreceptor damage. The murine 661W cone-like cell line was pretreated with THI, an inhibitor of S1P lyase and exposed to H2O2-induced oxidative stress...
April 13, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409208/inhibitors-of-ceramide-de-novo-biosynthesis-rescue-damages-induced-by-cigarette-smoke-in-airways-epithelia
#11
Aida Zulueta, Anna Caretti, Giuseppe Matteo Campisi, Andrea Brizzolari, Jose Luis Abad, Rita Paroni, Paola Signorelli, Riccardo Ghidoni
Exposure to cigarette smoke represents the most important risk factor for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways, imbalance of proteolytic activity resulting in the destruction of lung parenchyma, alveolar hypoxia, oxidative stress, and apoptosis. Sphingolipids are structural membrane components whose metabolism is altered during stress. Known as apoptosis and inflammation inducer, the sphingolipid ceramide was found to accumulate in COPD airways and its plasma concentration increased as well...
April 13, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407621/potential-applications-of-phyto-derived-ceramides-in-improving-epidermal-barrier-function
#12
Efrem N Tessema, Tsige Gebre-Mariam, Reinhard H H Neubert, Johannes Wohlrab
The outer most layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, consists of corneocytes which are coated by a cornified envelope and embedded in a lipid matrix of ordered lamellar structure. It is responsible for the skin barrier function. Ceramides (CERs) are the backbone of the intercellular lipid membranes. Skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis and aged skin are characterized by dysfunctional skin barrier and dryness which are associated with reduced levels of CERs. Previously, the effectiveness of supplementation of synthetic and animal-based CERs in replenishing the depleted natural skin CERs and restoring the skin barrier function have been investigated...
April 14, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406457/new-cytotoxic-secondary-metabolites-from-marine-bryozoan-cryptosula-pallasiana
#13
Xiang-Rong Tian, Yan-Qing Gao, Xiao-Lin Tian, Jiao Li, Hai-Feng Tang, Yu-Shan Li, Hou-Wen Lin, Zhi-Qing Ma
A new sterol, (23R)-methoxycholest-5,24-dien-3β-ol (1), two new ceramides, (2S,3R,4E,8E)-2-(tetradecanoylamino)-4,8-octadecadien-l,3-diol (6) and (2S,3R,2'R,4E,8E)-2-(tetradecanoylamino)-4,8-octadecadien-l,3,2'-triol (7), together with three known sterols (2-4), a lactone (5) and two ceramides (8,9), were isolated from the marine bryozoan Cryptosula pallasiana, collected at Huang Island of China. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses, chemical methods and quantum electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculations...
April 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405720/ceramide-synthase-2-deficiency-aggravates-aom-dss-induced-colitis-in-mice-role-of-colon-barrier-integrity
#14
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/28404638/kidney-triglyceride-accumulation-in-the-fasted-mouse-is-dependent-upon-serum-free-fatty-acids
#15
Diego Scerbo, Ni-Huiping Son, Alaa Sirwi, Lixia Zeng, Kelli M Sas, Vincenza Cifarelli, Gabriele Schoiswohl, Lesley-Ann Huggins, Namrata Gumaste, Yunying Hu, Subramaniam Pennathur, Nada A Abumrad, Erin E Kershaw, M Mahmood Hussain, Katalin Susztak, Ira J Goldberg
Lipid accumulation is a pathological feature of every type of kidney injury. Despite this striking histological feature, physiological accumulation of lipids in the kidney is poorly understood. We studied whether the accumulation of lipids in the fasted kidney are derived from lipoproteins or non-esterified fatty acids (NEFAs). With overnight fasting, kidneys accumulated triglyceride but had reduced levels of ceramide and glycosphingolipid species. Fasting led to a nearly 5-fold increase in kidney uptake of plasma [14C]oleic acid...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400772/sphingolipids-are-dual-specific-drug-targets-for-the-management-of-pulmonary-infections-perspective
#16
REVIEW
Lalita Sharma, Hridayesh Prakash
Sphingolipids are the major constituent of the mucus secreted by the cells of epithelial linings of lungs where they maintain the barrier functions and prevent microbial invasion. Sphingolipids are interconvertible, and their primary and secondary metabolites have both structural and functional roles. Out of several sphingolipid metabolites, sphingosine-1 phosphate (S1P) and ceramide are central molecules and decisive for sphingolipid signaling. These are produced by enzymatic activity of sphingosine kinase-1 (SK-1) upon the challenge with either biological or physiological stresses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399627/relative-quantification-of-phospholipids-based-on-isotope-labeled-methylation-by-nanoflow-ultrahigh-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-enhancement-in-cardiolipin-profiling
#17
Jong Cheol Lee, Seul Kee Byeon, Myeong Hee Moon
In this study, lipid analysis based on isotope-labeled methlylation (ILM) was performed by nanoflow liquid chromatog-raphy-eletrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (nLC-ESI-MS/MS) for enhanced detection and quantification of targeted phospholipids. ILM depends on methylation of phosphate groups by (trimethylsilyl)diazomethane and the ILM based quantitation with reversed phase nLC-ESI-MS/MS provides advantages in PL profiling such as enhanced detectabil-ity of methylated PLs owing to increased hydrophobicity and substantial increase in resolution due to the increase of reten-tion...
April 11, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399449/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-neoglycosphingolipids
#18
Shuihong Cheng, Peixing Wu, Jing Han, Yiren Wang, Yuting Cui, Zhenxing Zhang, Tatsuya Yamagata, Xuebing Li
Various neoglycosphingolipids were efficiently synthesized in a one-step reaction by the coupling of free sugars with an N-alkylaminooxy-functionalized ceramide analogue. The bioactivity studies demonstrated that most of these compounds could upregulate the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9, extracellular matrix proteins associated with tumor migration) in murine melanoma B16 cells in a similar manner to the natural ganglioside monosialodihexosylganglioside (GM3), which highlights the potential use of these neoglycosphingolipids as inhibitors of tumor migration...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396016/differential-binding-and-activity-of-the-pore-forming-toxin-sticholysin-ii-in-model-membranes-containing-diverse-ceramide-derived-lipids
#19
Carmen Soto, Anaixis Del Valle, Pedro A Valiente, Uris Ros, María E Lanio, Ana M Hernández, Carlos Alvarez
Sticholysin II is a pore-forming toxin produced by the sea anemone Stichodactyla helianthus that belongs to the actinoporin protein family. The high affinity of actinoporins for sphingomyelin (SM)-containing membranes has been well documented. However, the molecular determinants that define this affinity have not been fully clarified. Here, we have examined the binding and permeabilizing activity of StII to different single and mixed lipidic systems by combining lipid monolayers, liposomes, and permeabilizing assays...
April 7, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389107/ceramide-binding-to-anandamide-increases-its-half-life-and-potentiates-its-cytotoxicity-in-human-neuroblastoma-cells
#20
Coralie Di Scala, Morgane Mazzarino, Nouara Yahi, Karine Varini, Nicolas Garmy, Jacques Fantini, Henri Chahinian
Anandamide (AEA) is a ubiquitous lipid that exerts neurotransmitter functions but also controls important biological functions such as proliferation, survival, or programmed cell death. The latter effects are also regulated by ceramide, a lipid enzymatically generated from sphingomyelin hydrolysis by sphingomyelinase. Ceramide has been shown to increase the cellular toxicity of AEA, but the mechanisms controlling this potentiating effect remained unclear. Here we have used a panel of in silico, physicochemical, biochemical and cellular approaches to study the crosstalk between AEA and ceramide apoptotic pathways...
April 4, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
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