Does Ceramide Form Channels? The Ceramide-Induced Membrane Permeabilization Mechanism.

Ceramide is a sphingolipid involved in several cellular processes, including apoptosis. It has been proposed that ceramide forms large and stable channels in the mitochondrial outer membrane that induce cell death through direct release of cytochrome c. However, this mechanism is still debated because the membrane permeabilizing activity of ceramide remains… CONTINUE READING