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Lipidomics reveals a remarkable diversity of lipids in human plasma1[S]
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The focus of the present study was to define the human plasma lipidome and to establish novel analytical methodologies to quantify the large spectrum of plasma lipids and to quantitatively assessed the levels of over 500 distinct molecular species distributed among the main lipid categories.
Ceramide content is increased in skeletal muscle from obese insulin-resistant humans.
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Obesity is associated with increased intramyocellular ceramide content and this twofold increase in ceramide may be involved in the decrease in Akt phosphorylation observed after insulin infusion and could theoretically play a role in the reduced ability of insulin to stimulate glucose uptake in skeletal muscle from obese subjects.
Exposure to Fumonisins and the Occurrence of Neural Tube Defects along the Texas–Mexico Border
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It is suggested that fumonisin exposure increases the risk of NTD, proportionate to dose, up to a threshold level, at which point fetal death may be more likely to occur.
Fumonisins disrupt sphingolipid metabolism, folate transport, and neural tube development in embryo culture and in vivo: a potential risk factor for human neural tube defects among populations
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It is proposed that fumonisins are potential risk factors for NTD, craniofacial anomalies, and other birth defects arising from neural crest cells because of their apparent interference with folate utilization.
Sphingolipids--the enigmatic lipid class: biochemistry, physiology, and pathophysiology.
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Findings illustrate how an understanding of the function of sphingolipids can help solve questions in toxicology and this is undoubtedly only the beginning of this story.
Fumonisin- and AAL-Toxin-Induced Disruption of Sphingolipid Metabolism with Accumulation of Free Sphingoid Bases
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In plants the disease symptoms associated with A. alternata and F. moniliforme infection may be due to disruption of sphingolipid metabolism, which suggests that the primary biochemical lesion is inhibition of de novo ceramide synthesis and reacylation of free sphingoid bases.
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