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Molekularny sfinks, czyli o zagadkowych lipidach
Molecular sphinx, the story of the enigmatic lipid

Author(s): Weronika Wronowska
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law
Published by: Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych
Keywords: sphingolipids; ceramide; cell membrane; skin; cancer; neurodegeneration;

Summary/Abstract: Sphingolipids are molecules molecules whose properties have forced scientists to reconsider their views on the metabolic function of lipids. According to its name (the prefix “sphingo” comes from the legendary Sphinx) are the source of many puzzles. The discoveries made in the last three decades have proven their key role in cell signaling and control of cell fate. This review article provides information on the structure and metabolism of chosen sphingolipids. In particular, the review of current knowledge on their importance for the functioning of living organisms and the development of various disorders like cancer and neurodegeneration, has been included.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 3-9
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish