Patrick O. Roddy

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In this study, the substrate specificity of a newly identified rat brain ceramidase (CDase) was investigated. To this end, the major functional groups and stereochemistry of ceramide (Cer) were evaluated for their influence on the hydrolysis of substrate by this CDase. The results showed that, of the four possible stereoisomers of Cer, only the natural(More)
Systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease caused, in part, by abnormalities in cells of the immune system including B and T cells. Genetically reducing globally the expression of the ETS transcription factor FLI1 by 50% in two lupus mouse models significantly improves disease measures and survival through an unknown mechanism. In this(More)
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