Impaired neutral sphingomyelinase activation and cutaneous barrier repair in FAN-deficient mice.


The WD-40 repeat protein FAN binds to a distinct domain of the p55 receptor for tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and signals the activation of neutral sphingomyelinase (N-SMase). To analyze the physiological role of FAN in vivo, we generated FAN-deficient mice by targeted gene disruption. Mice lacking a functional FAN protein do not show any overt phenotypic… (More)


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