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Zdzislaw Szulc

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InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
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    1. De Palma RM, Parnham SR, Li Y, Oaks JJ, Peterson YK, Szulc ZM, Roth BM, Xing Y, Ogretmen B. The NMR-based characterization of the FTY720-SET complex reveals an alternative mechanism for the attenuation of the inhibitory SET-PP2A interaction. FASEB J. 2019 Jun; 33(6):7647-7666. PMID: 30917007.
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    2. Nganga R, Oleinik N, Kim J, Selvam SP, De Palma R, Johnson KA, Parikh RY, Gangaraju V, Peterson Y, Dany M, Stahelin RV, Voelkel-Johnson C, Szulc ZM, Bieberich E, Ogretmen B. Receptor-interacting Ser/Thr kinase 1 (RIPK1) and myosin IIA-dependent ceramidosomes form membrane pores that mediate blebbing and necroptosis. J Biol Chem. 2019 01 11; 294(2):502-519. PMID: 30420430.
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    3. Fekry B, Jeffries KA, Esmaeilniakooshkghazi A, Szulc ZM, Knagge KJ, Kirchner DR, Horita DA, Krupenko SA, Krupenko NI. C16-ceramide is a natural regulatory ligand of p53 in cellular stress response. Nat Commun. 2018 10 08; 9(1):4149. PMID: 30297838.
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    4. Law BA, Liao X, Moore KS, Southard A, Roddy P, Ji R, Szulc Z, Bielawska A, Schulze PC, Cowart LA. Lipotoxic very-long-chain ceramides cause mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and cell death in cardiomyocytes. FASEB J. 2018 03; 32(3):1403-1416. PMID: 29127192.
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    5. Kim S, Alsaidan OA, Goodwin O, Li Q, Sulejmani E, Han Z, Bai A, Albers T, Beharry Z, Zheng YG, Norris JS, Szulc ZM, Bielawska A, Lebedyeva I, Pegan SD, Cai H. Blocking Myristoylation of Src Inhibits Its Kinase Activity and Suppresses Prostate Cancer Progression. Cancer Res. 2017 12 15; 77(24):6950-6962. PMID: 29038344.
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    6. Thomas RJ, Oleinik N, Panneer Selvam S, Vaena SG, Dany M, Nganga RN, Depalma R, Baron KD, Kim J, Szulc ZM, Ogretmen B. HPV/E7 induces chemotherapy-mediated tumor suppression by ceramide-dependent mitophagy. EMBO Mol Med. 2017 08; 9(8):1030-1051. PMID: 28606997.
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    7. Bai A, Mao C, Jenkins RW, Szulc ZM, Bielawska A, Hannun YA. Anticancer actions of lysosomally targeted inhibitor, LCL521, of acid ceramidase. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0177805. PMID: 28614356.
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    8. Sofi MH, Heinrichs J, Dany M, Nguyen H, Dai M, Bastian D, Schutt S, Wu Y, Daenthanasanmak A, Gencer S, Zivkovic A, Szulc Z, Stark H, Liu C, Chang YJ, Ogretmen B, Yu XZ. Ceramide synthesis regulates T cell activity and GVHD development. JCI Insight. 2017 May 18; 2(10). PMID: 28515365.
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    9. Pulkoski-Gross MJ, Uys JD, Orr-Gandy KA, Coant N, Bialkowska AB, Szulc ZM, Bai A, Bielawska A, Townsend DM, Hannun YA, Obeid LM, Snider AJ. Novel sphingosine kinase-1 inhibitor, LCL351, reduces immune responses in murine DSS-induced colitis. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2017 05; 130:47-56. PMID: 28377281.
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    10. Podbielska M, Szulc ZM, Kurowska E, Hogan EL, Bielawski J, Bielawska A, Bhat NR. Cytokine-induced release of ceramide-enriched exosomes as a mediator of cell death signaling in an oligodendroglioma cell line. J Lipid Res. 2016 11; 57(11):2028-2039. PMID: 27623848.
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    11. Dany M, Gencer S, Nganga R, Thomas RJ, Oleinik N, Baron KD, Szulc ZM, Ruvolo P, Kornblau S, Andreeff M, Ogretmen B. Targeting FLT3-ITD signaling mediates ceramide-dependent mitophagy and attenuates drug resistance in AML. Blood. 2016 10 13; 128(15):1944-1958. PMID: 27540013.
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    12. Korbelik M, Banáth J, Zhang W, Saw KM, Szulc ZM, Bielawska A, Separovic D. Interaction of acid ceramidase inhibitor LCL521 with tumor response to photodynamic therapy and photodynamic therapy-generated vaccine. Int J Cancer. 2016 09 15; 139(6):1372-8. PMID: 27136745.
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    13. Perera MN, Ganesan V, Siskind LJ, Szulc ZM, Bielawska A, Bittman R, Colombini M. Ceramide channel: Structural basis for selective membrane targeting. Chem Phys Lipids. 2016 Jan; 194:110-116. PMID: 26408265.
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    14. Bai A, Szulc ZM, Bielawski J, Pierce JS, Rembiesa B, Terzieva S, Mao C, Xu R, Wu B, Clarke CJ, Newcomb B, Liu X, Norris J, Hannun YA, Bielawska A. Targeting (cellular) lysosomal acid ceramidase by B13: design, synthesis and evaluation of novel DMG-B13 ester prodrugs. Bioorg Med Chem. 2014 Dec 15; 22(24):6933-44. PMID: 25456083.
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    15. Kota V, Dhople VM, Fullbright G, Smythe NM, Szulc ZM, Bielawska A, Hama H. 2'-hydroxy C16-ceramide induces apoptosis-associated proteomic changes in C6 glioma cells. J Proteome Res. 2013 Oct 04; 12(10):4366-75. PMID: 23987666.
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    16. Korbelik M, Zhang W, Saw KM, Szulc ZM, Bielawska A, Separovic D. Cationic ceramides and analogues, LCL30 and LCL85, as adjuvants to photodynamic therapy of tumors. J Photochem Photobiol B. 2013 Sep 05; 126:72-7. PMID: 23911762.
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    17. Saddoughi SA, Gencer S, Peterson YK, Ward KE, Mukhopadhyay A, Oaks J, Bielawski J, Szulc ZM, Thomas RJ, Selvam SP, Senkal CE, Garrett-Mayer E, De Palma RM, Fedarovich D, Liu A, Habib AA, Stahelin RV, Perrotti D, Ogretmen B. Sphingosine analogue drug FTY720 targets I2PP2A/SET and mediates lung tumour suppression via activation of PP2A-RIPK1-dependent necroptosis. EMBO Mol Med. 2013 01; 5(1):105-21. PMID: 23180565.
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    18. Beckham TH, Lu P, Jones EE, Marrison T, Lewis CS, Cheng JC, Ramshesh VK, Beeson G, Beeson CC, Drake RR, Bielawska A, Bielawski J, Szulc ZM, Ogretmen B, Norris JS, Liu X. LCL124, a cationic analog of ceramide, selectively induces pancreatic cancer cell death by accumulating in mitochondria. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2013 Jan; 344(1):167-78. PMID: 23086228.
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    19. Sentelle RD, Senkal CE, Jiang W, Ponnusamy S, Gencer S, Selvam SP, Ramshesh VK, Peterson YK, Lemasters JJ, Szulc ZM, Bielawski J, Ogretmen B. Ceramide targets autophagosomes to mitochondria and induces lethal mitophagy. Nat Chem Biol. 2012 Oct; 8(10):831-8. PMID: 22922758.
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    20. Syed I, Szulc ZM, Ogretmen B, Kowluru A. L- threo -C6-pyridinium-ceramide bromide, a novel cationic ceramide, induces NADPH oxidase activation, mitochondrial dysfunction and loss in cell viability in INS 832/13 ß-cells. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2012; 30(4):1051-8. PMID: 23052231.
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    21. Kota V, Szulc ZM, Hama H. Identification of C(6) -ceramide-interacting proteins in D6P2T Schwannoma cells. Proteomics. 2012 Jul; 12(13):2179-84. PMID: 22623228.
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    22. Perera MN, Lin SH, Peterson YK, Bielawska A, Szulc ZM, Bittman R, Colombini M. Bax and Bcl-xL exert their regulation on different sites of the ceramide channel. Biochem J. 2012 Jul 01; 445(1):81-91. PMID: 22494048.
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    23. Perera MN, Ganesan V, Siskind LJ, Szulc ZM, Bielawski J, Bielawska A, Bittman R, Colombini M. Ceramide channels: influence of molecular structure on channel formation in membranes. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 May; 1818(5):1291-301. PMID: 22365970.
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    24. Hu X, Yang D, Zimmerman M, Liu F, Yang J, Kannan S, Burchert A, Szulc Z, Bielawska A, Ozato K, Bhalla K, Liu K. IRF8 regulates acid ceramidase expression to mediate apoptosis and suppresses myelogeneous leukemia. Cancer Res. 2011 Apr 15; 71(8):2882-91. PMID: 21487040.
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    25. Thayyullathil F, Chathoth S, Hago A, Patel M, Szulc ZM, Hannun Y, Galadari S. Purification and characterization of a second type of neutral ceramidase from rat brain: a second more hydrophobic form of rat brain ceramidase. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011 Apr; 1811(4):242-52. PMID: 21224012.
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    26. Hou Q, Jin J, Zhou H, Novgorodov SA, Bielawska A, Szulc ZM, Hannun YA, Obeid LM, Hsu YT. Mitochondrially targeted ceramides preferentially promote autophagy, retard cell growth, and induce apoptosis. J Lipid Res. 2011 Feb; 52(2):278-88. PMID: 21081756.
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    27. Szulc ZM, Bai A, Bielawski J, Mayroo N, Miller DE, Gracz H, Hannun YA, Bielawska A. Synthesis, NMR characterization and divergent biological actions of 2'-hydroxy-ceramide/dihydroceramide stereoisomers in MCF7 cells. Bioorg Med Chem. 2010 Nov 01; 18(21):7565-79. PMID: 20851613.
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    28. Mao Z, Sun W, Xu R, Novgorodov S, Szulc ZM, Bielawski J, Obeid LM, Mao C. Alkaline ceramidase 2 (ACER2) and its product dihydrosphingosine mediate the cytotoxicity of N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)retinamide in tumor cells. J Biol Chem. 2010 Sep 17; 285(38):29078-90. PMID: 20628055.
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    29. Sun W, Jin J, Xu R, Hu W, Szulc ZM, Bielawski J, Obeid LM, Mao C. Substrate specificity, membrane topology, and activity regulation of human alkaline ceramidase 2 (ACER2). J Biol Chem. 2010 Mar 19; 285(12):8995-9007. PMID: 20089856.
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    30. Hu W, Xu R, Sun W, Szulc ZM, Bielawski J, Obeid LM, Mao C. Alkaline ceramidase 3 (ACER3) hydrolyzes unsaturated long-chain ceramides, and its down-regulation inhibits both cell proliferation and apoptosis. J Biol Chem. 2010 Mar 12; 285(11):7964-76. PMID: 20068046.
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    31. Bielawski J, Pierce JS, Snider J, Rembiesa B, Szulc ZM, Bielawska A. Sphingolipid analysis by high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010; 688:46-59. PMID: 20919645.
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    32. Bai A, Szulc ZM, Bielawski J, Mayroo N, Liu X, Norris J, Hannun YA, Bielawska A. Synthesis and bioevaluation of omega-N-amino analogs of B13. Bioorg Med Chem. 2009 Mar 01; 17(5):1840-8. PMID: 19217788.
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    33. Bielawski J, Pierce JS, Snider J, Rembiesa B, Szulc ZM, Bielawska A. Comprehensive quantitative analysis of bioactive sphingolipids by high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Methods Mol Biol. 2009; 579:443-67. PMID: 19763489.
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    34. Wijesinghe DS, Subramanian P, Lamour NF, Gentile LB, Granado MH, Bielawska A, Szulc Z, Gomez-Munoz A, Chalfant CE. Chain length specificity for activation of cPLA2alpha by C1P: use of the dodecane delivery system to determine lipid-specific effects. J Lipid Res. 2009 Oct; 50(10):1986-95. PMID: 19075030.
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    35. Sun W, Hu W, Xu R, Jin J, Szulc ZM, Zhang G, Galadari SH, Obeid LM, Mao C. Alkaline ceramidase 2 regulates beta1 integrin maturation and cell adhesion. FASEB J. 2009 Feb; 23(2):656-66. PMID: 18945876.
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    36. Nahas Z, Jiang Y, Zeidan YH, Bielawska A, Szulc Z, Devane L, Kalivas P, Hannun YA. Anti-ceramidase LCL385 acutely reduces BCL-2 expression in the hippocampus but is not associated with an increase of learned helplessness in rats. Behav Brain Res. 2009 Jan 30; 197(1):41-4. PMID: 18768150.
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    37. Liu X, Elojeimy S, Turner LS, Mahdy AE, Zeidan YH, Bielawska A, Bielawski J, Dong JY, El-Zawahry AM, Guo GW, Hannun YA, Holman DH, Rubinchik S, Szulc Z, Keane TE, Tavassoli M, Norris JS. Acid ceramidase inhibition: a novel target for cancer therapy. Front Biosci. 2008 Jan 01; 13:2293-8. PMID: 17981711.
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    38. Szulc ZM, Mayroo N, Bai A, Bielawski J, Liu X, Norris JS, Hannun YA, Bielawska A. Novel analogs of D-e-MAPP and B13. Part 1: synthesis and evaluation as potential anticancer agents. Bioorg Med Chem. 2008 Jan 15; 16(2):1015-31. PMID: 17869115.
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    39. Bielawska A, Bielawski J, Szulc ZM, Mayroo N, Liu X, Bai A, Elojeimy S, Rembiesa B, Pierce J, Norris JS, Hannun YA. Novel analogs of D-e-MAPP and B13. Part 2: signature effects on bioactive sphingolipids. Bioorg Med Chem. 2008 Jan 15; 16(2):1032-45. PMID: 17881234.
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    40. Sun W, Xu R, Hu W, Jin J, Crellin HA, Bielawski J, Szulc ZM, Thiers BH, Obeid LM, Mao C. Upregulation of the human alkaline ceramidase 1 and acid ceramidase mediates calcium-induced differentiation of epidermal keratinocytes. J Invest Dermatol. 2008 Feb; 128(2):389-97. PMID: 17713573.
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    41. Holman DH, Turner LS, El-Zawahry A, Elojeimy S, Liu X, Bielawski J, Szulc ZM, Norris K, Zeidan YH, Hannun YA, Bielawska A, Norris JS. Lysosomotropic acid ceramidase inhibitor induces apoptosis in prostate cancer cells. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2008 Feb; 61(2):231-42. PMID: 17429631.
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    42. Kraveka JM, Li L, Szulc ZM, Bielawski J, Ogretmen B, Hannun YA, Obeid LM, Bielawska A. Involvement of dihydroceramide desaturase in cell cycle progression in human neuroblastoma cells. J Biol Chem. 2007 Jun 08; 282(23):16718-28. PMID: 17283068.
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    43. Xu R, Jin J, Hu W, Sun W, Bielawski J, Szulc Z, Taha T, Obeid LM, Mao C. Golgi alkaline ceramidase regulates cell proliferation and survival by controlling levels of sphingosine and S1P. FASEB J. 2006 Sep; 20(11):1813-25. PMID: 16940153.
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    44. Liu X, Zeidan YH, Elojeimy S, Holman DH, El-Zawahry AM, Guo GW, Bielawska A, Bielawski J, Szulc Z, Rubinchik S, Dong JY, Keane TE, Tavassoli M, Hannun YA, Norris JS. Involvement of sphingolipids in apoptin-induced cell killing. Mol Ther. 2006 Nov; 14(5):627-36. PMID: 16926120.
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    45. Szulc ZM, Bielawski J, Gracz H, Gustilo M, Mayroo N, Hannun YA, Obeid LM, Bielawska A. Tailoring structure-function and targeting properties of ceramides by site-specific cationization. Bioorg Med Chem. 2006 Nov 01; 14(21):7083-104. PMID: 16919460.
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    46. Dindo D, Dahm F, Szulc Z, Bielawska A, Obeid LM, Hannun YA, Graf R, Clavien PA. Cationic long-chain ceramide LCL-30 induces cell death by mitochondrial targeting in SW403 cells. Mol Cancer Ther. 2006 Jun; 5(6):1520-9. PMID: 16818511.
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    47. Bielawski J, Szulc ZM, Hannun YA, Bielawska A. Simultaneous quantitative analysis of bioactive sphingolipids by high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Methods. 2006 Jun; 39(2):82-91. PMID: 16828308.
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    48. Senkal CE, Ponnusamy S, Rossi MJ, Sundararaj K, Szulc Z, Bielawski J, Bielawska A, Meyer M, Cobanoglu B, Koybasi S, Sinha D, Day TA, Obeid LM, Hannun YA, Ogretmen B. Potent antitumor activity of a novel cationic pyridinium-ceramide alone or in combination with gemcitabine against human head and neck squamous cell carcinomas in vitro and in vivo. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2006 Jun; 317(3):1188-99. PMID: 16510697.
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    49. Sultan I, Senkal CE, Ponnusamy S, Bielawski J, Szulc Z, Bielawska A, Hannun YA, Ogretmen B. Regulation of the sphingosine-recycling pathway for ceramide generation by oxidative stress, and its role in controlling c-Myc/Max function. Biochem J. 2006 Jan 15; 393(Pt 2):513-21. PMID: 16201965.
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    50. Wijesinghe DS, Massiello A, Subramanian P, Szulc Z, Bielawska A, Chalfant CE. Substrate specificity of human ceramide kinase. J Lipid Res. 2005 Dec; 46(12):2706-16. PMID: 16170208.
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    51. Subramanian P, Stahelin RV, Szulc Z, Bielawska A, Cho W, Chalfant CE. Ceramide 1-phosphate acts as a positive allosteric activator of group IVA cytosolic phospholipase A2 alpha and enhances the interaction of the enzyme with phosphatidylcholine. J Biol Chem. 2005 May 06; 280(18):17601-7. PMID: 15743759.
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    52. Novgorodov SA, Szulc ZM, Luberto C, Jones JA, Bielawski J, Bielawska A, Hannun YA, Obeid LM. Positively charged ceramide is a potent inducer of mitochondrial permeabilization. J Biol Chem. 2005 Apr 22; 280(16):16096-105. PMID: 15722351.
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    53. Hu W, Xu R, Zhang G, Jin J, Szulc ZM, Bielawski J, Hannun YA, Obeid LM, Mao C. Golgi fragmentation is associated with ceramide-induced cellular effects. Mol Biol Cell. 2005 Mar; 16(3):1555-67. PMID: 15647381.
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    54. Rossi MJ, Sundararaj K, Koybasi S, Phillips MS, Szulc ZM, Bielawska A, Day TA, Obeid LM, Hannun YA, Ogretmen B. Inhibition of growth and telomerase activity by novel cationic ceramide analogs with high solubility in human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Jan; 132(1):55-62. PMID: 15632910.
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    55. Chalfant CE, Szulc Z, Roddy P, Bielawska A, Hannun YA. The structural requirements for ceramide activation of serine-threonine protein phosphatases. J Lipid Res. 2004 Mar; 45(3):496-506. PMID: 14657198.
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    56. Sundararaj KP, Wood RE, Ponnusamy S, Salas AM, Szulc Z, Bielawska A, Obeid LM, Hannun YA, Ogretmen B. Rapid shortening of telomere length in response to ceramide involves the inhibition of telomere binding activity of nuclear glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. J Biol Chem. 2004 Feb 13; 279(7):6152-62. PMID: 14630908.
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    57. Mao C, Xu R, Szulc ZM, Bielawski J, Becker KP, Bielawska A, Galadari SH, Hu W, Obeid LM. Cloning and characterization of a mouse endoplasmic reticulum alkaline ceramidase: an enzyme that preferentially regulates metabolism of very long chain ceramides. J Biol Chem. 2003 Aug 15; 278(33):31184-91. PMID: 12783875.
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    58. Pettus BJ, Bielawska A, Kroesen BJ, Moeller PD, Szulc ZM, Hannun YA, Busman M. Observation of different ceramide species from crude cellular extracts by normal-phase high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2003; 17(11):1203-11. PMID: 12772277.
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    59. Cowart LA, Szulc Z, Bielawska A, Hannun YA. Structural determinants of sphingolipid recognition by commercially available anti-ceramide antibodies. J Lipid Res. 2002 Dec; 43(12):2042-8. PMID: 12454264.
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    60. Ogretmen B, Pettus BJ, Rossi MJ, Wood R, Usta J, Szulc Z, Bielawska A, Obeid LM, Hannun YA. Biochemical mechanisms of the generation of endogenous long chain ceramide in response to exogenous short chain ceramide in the A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cell line. Role for endogenous ceramide in mediating the action of exogenous ceramide. J Biol Chem. 2002 Apr 12; 277(15):12960-9. PMID: 11815611.
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    61. El Bawab S, Usta J, Roddy P, Szulc ZM, Bielawska A, Hannun YA. Substrate specificity of rat brain ceramidase. J Lipid Res. 2002 Jan; 43(1):141-8. PMID: 11792733.
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