The gaseous messenger nitric oxide plays a role in a variety of biological functions. Evidence accumulated over the last 7 years indicates that functions of nitric oxide in apoptosis growth and differentiation may originate in part from an interplay with signalling members of the sphingolipid family. Interactions between nitric oxide and sphingolipids have been shown to be multiple, to involve regulation of activity and expression of the enzymes responsible for the synthesis of nitric oxide and of those involved in the sphingolipid metabolic pathways. Recent evidence indicates that one of these interactions, namely the cross-talk of sphingomyelinases and their product ceramide with nitric oxide and its generating enzyme endothelial nitric oxide synthase, plays prominent roles during key patho-physiological processes such as inflammation, proliferation, death and differentiation.
|Titolo:||Nitric oxide, ceramide and sphingomyelinase-coupled receptors: a tale of enzymes and messengers coordinating cell death, survival and differentiation.|
|Autori interni:||CLEMENTI, EMILIO GIUSEPPE IGNAZIO|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.lfs.2005.05.016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|