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Sci. Signal.  11 Apr 2017:
Vol. 10, Issue 474, eaan3881
DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aan3881

This week’s highlighted article shows that adiponectin receptors may transduce signaling by acting as ceramidases.

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Adiponectin receptors as enzymes

Vasiliauskaité-Brooks et al. show that the adiponectin receptors ADIPOR1 and ADIPOR2 can hydrolyze ceramide to produce sphingosine and a free fatty acid.

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