ceramide


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ceramide

[′ser·ə‚mīd]
(organic chemistry)
Any of a group of amides formed by linking a fatty acid to sphingosine.
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For over a decade multiple studies have shown that mitochondrial dysfunction appears to be one essential step in IR tissue damage, although the impact of ceramide on mitochondrial function during IR is not fully understood and may depend on cell type and stimuli.
Finally, a ROC analysis was performed to determine an optimal cut-off point for a specific ceramide as an adequate biomarker of hepatic steatosis.
Ceramide is a main molecule of the sphingolipid metabolism, which mediates cell growth retardation and differentiation, and inhibits cell proliferation and promotes apoptosis [22-26].
According to new report available with Million Insights, the global ceramide industry is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% in the forecast period, providing numerous opportunities for market players to invest in research and development of the market.
Researchers have known for some time that this process involves a specific group of fats known as ceramides. These are produced in the body by various ceramide synthases.
As part of the study, researchers found that overweight and obese individuals with MS have higher ceramide levels than people with the disease who are not overweight and also those individuals who are overweight or obese but otherwise in healthy conditions.
The age-related decline of internal ceramide production has a huge impact on one's outer appearance.
Compared to mice fed normal chow, those fed a Western diet had decreased total ceramide levels, decreased glucosylceramide and nearly three times more lactosylceramide.
Skin care company ESN Group Monday reported the availability of its Ceramedx brand of natural ceramide therapy products following four years of research and development by dermatologists and supported by extensive clinical testing.
The main sphingolipids include sphingomyelin (SM), ceramide (Cer), ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P), sphingosine (Sph), sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), glucosylceramide (GluCer), lactosylceramide (LacCer), gangliosides, and galactocerebrosides.