Enzymatic Aspects of Sphingolipid Metabolism

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 25)


In the last few years my coworkers and I have been engaged in an investigation of enzymes which hydrolyze the complex lipids. This resulted in the identification, isolation from brain tissue and partial purification of most enzymes which degrade the phospho- and glycosphingolipids, as well as several brain phospholipases. Two review articles summarized parts of this work (1, 2). Recently, a major part of our research efforts has been directed to studies on the interaction of enzymes with their respective lipid substrates. The results of these investigations will be reported elsewhere (3).


SPHINGOLIPID Metabolism Acetyl Coenzyme Gangl Iosidosis Sphingosine Base Sonic Irradiation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Gatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryThe Hebrew University Hadassah Medical SchoolJerusalemIsrael

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