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The role of sphingolipids in drug metabolism and transport.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23289866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Sphingolipids represent a diverse class of lipid molecules. In addition to their function as membrane structural components, they serve as signaling molecules involved in various biological processes such as cell metabolism, growth, differentiation, stress and inflammatory responses and apoptosis. Sphingolipids may modulate the activity and/or expression of cytochrome P450s (CYPs) and transporters, which suggests that they may affect drug metabolism and excretion.
AREAS COVERED: In this review, the authors provide an overview of the properties of sphingolipid structures and metabolism. They also describe the effects of sphingolipids on the activity and expression of CYPs and transporters. In addition, the authors discuss the pathologic conditions where the sphingolipid metabolism is dysregulated particularly in association with inflammation and cancer.
EXPERT OPINION: Sphingolipidomic approaches have become accessible with the aid of advances in analytical technology. Sphingolipid profiles are modified by diseases, genetic disorders or certain drug treatment. The consequent changes in sphingolipid contents may alter the activities of detoxifying enzymes and those associated with cell viability. Since CYPs and transporters play roles in xenobiotics metabolism and excretion, sphingolipidomic information may be of use in understanding drug effect and toxicity.
Young Mi Kim; Tae-Sik Park; Sang Geon Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2013-01-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert opinion on drug metabolism & toxicology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1744-7607     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-19     Completed Date:  2013-08-15     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101228422     Medline TA:  Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Seoul National University, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, San 56-1, Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters / genetics,  metabolism
Biological Transport
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System / genetics,  metabolism*
Inflammation / drug therapy,  pathology
Metabolic Detoxication, Drug*
Neoplasms / drug therapy,  pathology
Sphingolipids / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sphingolipids; 9035-51-2/Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System

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