Structure and catalytic function of sphingosine kinases: analysis by site-directed mutagenesis and enzyme kinetics.

Sphingosine kinases 1 and 2 (SK1 and SK2) generate the bioactive lipid mediator sphingosine 1-phosphate and as such play a significant role in cell fate and in human health and disease. Despite significant interest in and examination of the role played by SK enzymes in disease, comparatively little is currently known about the three-dimensional structure… CONTINUE READING