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 (sîr′ə-mĭd′, sĕr′-)
Any of a group of lipids that are formed by the linking of a fatty acid to sphingosine, are found in cell membranes, and help to regulate the differentiation, proliferation, and death of cells.

[cer(ebroside), any of various glycolipids containing sphingosine and found especially in brain and nerve tissue (cerebr(o)- + -ose + -ide) + amide.]


(Elements & Compounds) any of a class of biologically important compounds used as moisturizers in skin-care preparations
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Ceramide "could play a significant role," says study coauthor Anna van Heeckeren, a veterinarian at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Wilson-Worst's Chesapeake, Virginia-based firm, which she started in 2002, makes Oui Jesprit Shower Oil, a vitamin-rich includes ceramide, which replenishes the skin.
Elizabeth Arden's award winning skin plumping 'invention', using Ceramide technology, goes another step forward this September with the introduction of two new products ( the Ceramide Plump Perfect Firming Facial Mask and Body SoufflA as used by Catherine Zeta Jones.
Ceramide Plump Perfect also contains SPF 15 in a lightweight formula.
The new product, which contains fish collagen, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, elastin, ceramide, vitamin C, B2 and B6, helps maintain the skin condition.
To celebrate the launch of Ceramide Moisture Network Night Cream, The Birmingham Post has teamed up with Elizabeth Arden at House of Fraser, Birmingham to offer 1000 lucky readers the fantastic opportunity to treat their skin to an Elizabeth Arden facial absolutely free
8]-Cer; Avanti) substrate stock solution (200 [micro]L of 3 mmol/L solution in methanol) and ceramide (C10:0; [C.
The purpose of this project was two-fold: 1) to observe the anti-cancer activity due to increased ceramide production in the response to the chemotherapy of lung cancer cells and 2) to determine whether the combination of two chemotherapeutic agents will increase the ceramide production and mortality rate of the lung cancer cells.
With an international board of authors, this volume is split into sections that cover subjects such as Diabetes and nanotechnology as potential therapy, Nanomedicines for inflammatory diseases, and Development and use of ceramide nanoliposomes in cancer.
Summary 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Ceramide Industry was professional and depth research report on Global Ceramide industry.
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In vivo, dysregulation of enzymatic conversion of the cell membrane phospholipid sphingomyelin (SM) to ceramide by SMase leads to a change in ceramide concentration.