Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Metabolism and Its Role in the Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
AbstractBeyond their role as structural molecules, sphingolipids are involved in many important cellular processes including cell proliferation, apoptosis, inflammation, and migration. Altered sphingolipid metabolism is observed in many pathological conditions including gastrointestinal diseases. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) represents a state of complex, unpredictable, and destructive inflammation of unknown origin within the gastrointestinal tract. The mechanisms explaining the pathophysiology of IBD involve signal transduction pathways regulating gastro-intestinal system’s immunity. Progressive intestinal tissue destruction observed in chronic inflammation may be associated with an increased risk of colon cancer. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a sphingolipid metabolite, functions as a cofactor in inflammatory signaling and becomes a target in the treatment of IBD, which might prevent its conversion to cancer. This paper summarizes new findings indicating the impact of (S1P) on IBD development and IBD-associated carcinogenesis. View Full-Text
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Wollny, T.; Wątek, M.; Durnaś, B.; Niemirowicz, K.; Piktel, E.; Żendzian-Piotrowska, M.; Góźdź, S.; Bucki, R. Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Metabolism and Its Role in the Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 741.
Wollny T, Wątek M, Durnaś B, Niemirowicz K, Piktel E, Żendzian-Piotrowska M, Góźdź S, Bucki R. Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Metabolism and Its Role in the Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(4):741.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wollny, Tomasz; Wątek, Marzena; Durnaś, Bonita; Niemirowicz, Katarzyna; Piktel, Ewelina; Żendzian-Piotrowska, Małgorzata; Góźdź, Stanisław; Bucki, Robert. 2017. "Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Metabolism and Its Role in the Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 4: 741.
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