Lipid Enzyme Heightens Insulin Sensitivity and Shows Promise as Potential Therapy to Treat Type 2 Diabetes, Study Shows

UT Southwestern researchers showed that introducing an enzyme called ceramidase in diabetic mice ... some excess fat is converted to ceramide. When too much ceramide builds up, the lipid interferes with insulin signaling, resulting in insulin resistance ...

Tiny Chemotherapy Bubbles Deliver a One-Two Punch to Knock Out Cancer: John Wayne Cancer Institute Scientist Leads Studies of C6-Ceramide Nanoliposomes

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new way to deliver cancer-fighting drugs using tiny particles made from lipids and chemotherapy ... chemically convert ceramide into an inactive form, allowing the cancer to start growing again. This phenomenon, called chemotherapy ...