The functional effects of acid ceramidase overexpression in prostate cancer progression and resistance to chemotherapy.

Among the many processes regulating cell death, ceramide signaling is a vital component. We previously determined that acid ceramidase (AC) is upregulated in 60% of primary prostate cancer (PCa) tissues, suggesting that AC may play a role in tumor development. In order to determine the significance of AC elevation, stable clones of DU145 cells with AC… (More)