Analysis of ceramide metabolites in differentiating epidermal keratinocytes treated with calcium or vitamin C

Ceramides (Cer) comprise the major constituent of sphingolipids in the epidermis and are known to play diverse roles in the outermost layers of the skin including water retention and provision of a physical barrier. In addition, they can be hydrolyzed into free sphingoid bases such as C(18) sphingosine (SO) and C(18) sphinganine (SA) or can be further… CONTINUE READING