The Synthesis and Nanoformulation Core (SNC) will supply ceramide analogs, acid ceramidase (AC) inhibitors, sphingosine kinase inhibitors, and tamoxifen metabolites essential to the members of this Program Project. In addition, the Core will also provide liposomal formulations of C6-ceramide derivatives, acid ceramidase inhibitors, sphingosine kinase inhibitor SKI-178, and tamoxifen metabolites to the Projects 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Furthermore, the Core will also synthesize [^H] AC inhibitors and [^
A successful completion of this Program Project, that is focused on defining the biological basis of dysfunctional sphingoiipid metabolism in AML and new therapeutic targets for molecular and lipidomimetic treatment approaches, requires novel chemical agents. Since the syntheses techniques are beyond the scope and experience of individual Project leaders, the inclusion of SNC in this proposal is highly relevant.