Inhibitors of Sphingolipid Metabolism

Sphingolipids are able to exert cell signaling effects. Ceramide is a central component of sphingolipid metabolism that is tightly regulated due to its pro-apoptotic effect. Enzymes involved in the conversion of ceramide to other sphingolipids have been targeted in drug resistance by depleting ceramide to produce pro-survival sphingolipids. Sphingosine kinases, ceramidase, glucosylceramide synthase, and ceramide synthase are all enzymes involved in the metabolism of sphingolipids. Check out Avanti’s wide variety of sphingolipid metabolism inhibitors below!

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