The ceramide-1-phosphate analogue PCERA-1 modulates tumour necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-10 production in macrophages via the cAMP-PKA-CREB pathway in a GTP-dependent manner.

@article{Avni2010TheCA,
  title={The ceramide-1-phosphate analogue PCERA-1 modulates tumour necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-10 production in macrophages via the cAMP-PKA-CREB pathway in a GTP-dependent manner.},
  author={Dorit Avni and Amir Philosoph and Michael M Meijler and Tsaffrir Zor},
  journal={Immunology},
  year={2010},
  volume={129 3},
  pages={375-85}
}
The synthetic phospho-ceramide analogue-1 (PCERA-1) down-regulates production of the pro-inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and up-regulates production of the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) -stimulated macrophages. We have previously reported that PCERA-1 increases cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels. The objective of this study was to delineate the signalling pathway leading from PCERA-1 via cAMP to modulation… CONTINUE READING