Genetics of Development and Disease Section

of the Genetics and Biochemistry Branch

Seeking to understand the biology of sphingolipids with the goal of developing therapies for the diseases of sphingolipid metabolism.

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The Ormdl genes regulate the sphingolipid synthesis pathway to ensure proper myelination and neurologic function in mice.
Clarke BA, Majumder S, Zhu H, Lee YT, Kono M, Li C, Khanna C, Blain H, Schwartz R, Huso VL, Byrnes C, Tuymetova G, Dunn TM, Allende ML, Proia RL.
Elife (2019 Dec 27) 8. Abstract/Full Text
A perilous path: the inborn errors of sphingolipid metabolism.
Dunn TM, Tifft CJ, Proia RL.
J Lipid Res (2019 Mar) 60:475-483. Abstract/Full Text
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