Ceramide analogues in apoptosis: A new strategy for anticancer drug development

Marco Macchia*, Simone Bertini, Stefano Fogli, Elisa Giovannetti, Filippo Minutolo, Simona Rapposelli, Romano Danesi

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A survey on the role played by ceramide within the sphingolmyelin pathway is here reported, taking into account its importance as an intracellular effector molecule in apoptosis. Recently, several analogs of ceramide, able to pass the cell membrane and then to induce apoptosis, have been developed as a new potential approach in anticancer therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-211
Number of pages7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003

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