January 8, 2010
ULM pharmacy professor’s research highlighted by ASBMB Today
ASBMB Today is a high-standard journal for members of American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Besides introducing member achievements, each issue highlights four of the most important works published among three other journals, including the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.
The work of Dr. Liu was first published Oct. 13, 2009 in the online publication of Journal of Lipid Research. The article is titled, “Direct Quantitative determination of ceramide glycosylation in vivo: a new approach to evaluate ceramide enzyme activity of glucosylceramide synthase.”
“Since enzymes are involved in all procedures of life and diseases, this study may lead us deeply understand the role of enzyme, such as testing the activity of glucosylceramide synthase to diagnose cancer drug resistance,” said Liu.
“The College of Pharmacy and the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences strive for excellence in both education and research, and the highlighting of this work by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology demonstrates the quality and importance of the work done by faculty and students in our College,” said Leader.
Dr. Qian-Jin Zhang of the LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, Dr. Myles Cabot of the John Wayne Cancer Institute and Dr. S. Michal Jazwinski of Tulane University School of Medicine also contributed to the collaborative work.
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