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Activation of sphingosine kinase-1 (SK1) by overexpression or agonist stimulation promotes cell proliferation, survival, and anti-apoptosis. Studies on the function of endogenous SK1 are lacking.(More)
Sustained activation of protein kinase C (PKC) isoenzymes alpha and betaII leads to their translocation to a perinuclear region and to the formation of the pericentrion, a PKC-dependent subset of(More)
Gaucher disease is caused by defective acid beta-glucosidase (GCase) function. Saposin C is a lysosomal protein needed for optimal GCase activity. To test the in vivo effects of saposin C on GCase,(More)
We previously reported that IL-2 deprivation induced acid sphingomyelinase-mediated (ASM-mediated) ceramide elevation and apoptosis in an NK/T lymphoma cell line KHYG-1. However, the molecular(More)