Modulation of intracellular beta-catenin localization and intestinal tumorigenesis in vivo and in vitro by sphingolipids.

Sphingolipid consumption suppresses colon carcinogenesis, but the specific genetic defect(s) that can be bypassed by these dietary components are not known. Colon tumors often have defect(s) in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC)/beta-catenin regulatory system. Therefore, C57Bl/6J(Min/+) mice with a truncated APC gene product were fed diets supplemented… CONTINUE READING