Sphingolipids and lifespan regulation.

  title={Sphingolipids and lifespan regulation.},
  author={Xinhe Huang and Bradley R Withers and Robert C. Dickson},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1841 5},
Diseases including cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular and immune dysfunction and neurodegeneration become more prevalent as we age, and combined with the increase in average human lifespan, place an ever increasing burden on the health care system. In this chapter we focus on finding ways of modulating sphingolipids to prevent the development of age-associated diseases or delay their onset, both of which could improve health in elderly, fragile people. Reducing the incidence of or delaying… CONTINUE READING