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C17 Ceramide (d18:1/17:0)

N-heptadecanoyl-D-erythro-sphingosine, powder

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General description

Ceramide synthesis is mediated either by the salvage pathway by the acylation of sphingosine or sphingolipids hydrolysis or by de novo pathway via dihydroceramide formation. Structurally, ceramides have a sphingoid base, a long-chain amino alcohol linked to fatty acid by an amide bond.


C17 Ceramide (d18:1/17:0) has been used:
  • as an internal standard for myocardial ceramide quantification using chromatography with negative ion electrospray ionization coupled to tandem mass spectrometry
  • as an internal standard in tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS)
  • as a substrate for sphingomyelin synthase 2 enzyme

Biochem/physiol Actions

Ceramides play a key role in regulating various cellular processes like senescence and apoptosis. They are directly involved in the proliferation and differentiation of skin cells and regulate skin barrier functionality. Ceramide based analogs are potential anti-tumor agents and are regarded as tumor suppressor lipid.


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Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



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Ye-Ryung Kim et al.
Experimental & molecular medicine, 51(11), 129-129 (2019-11-05)
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is not only important for protein synthesis and folding but is also crucial for lipid synthesis and metabolism. In the current study, we demonstrate an important role of ceramide synthases (CerS) in ER stress and NAFLD
Takuya Takeichi et al.
The Journal of clinical investigation, 130(2), 890-903 (2019-11-02)
The corneocyte lipid envelope, composed of covalently bound ceramides and fatty acids, is important to the integrity of the permeability barrier in the stratum corneum, and its absence is a prime structural defect in various skin diseases associated with defective
Long-term high-fat diet-induced obesity decreases the cardiac leptin receptor without apparent lipotoxicity
Nascimento AF, et al.
Life Sciences, 88(23-24), 1031-1038 (2011)
Prosaposin deficiency and saposin B deficiency (activator-deficient metachromatic leukodystrophy): report on two patients detected by analysis of urinary sphingolipids and carrying novel PSAP gene mutations
Kuchar L, et al.
American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A, 149(4), 613-621 (2009)
Intercellular and intracellular functions of ceramides and their metabolites in skin
Cha HJ, et al.
International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 38(1), 16-22 (2016)

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