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A new regulatory mechanism of STARD1 in Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC), discovered

Researchers from the group Mitochondrial regulation of cell death and steatohepatitis have revealed a new role for acid ceramidase (ACDase) in experimental models and in patients with NPC through the regulation of STARD1 and its impact on mitochondrial function.

The study has been published in Redox Biology. It has been directed by Carmen Garcia-Ruiz and the first authors are Sandra Torres and Estel Solsona-Villarrasa. In the image with José C. Fernandez-Checa, head of the research group.

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