Kenji Uchimura

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc HSulf-2, an extracellular endoglucosamine-6-sulfatase, selectively mobilizes heparin-bound growth factors and chemokines: effects on VEGF, FGF-1, and SDF-1
    Kenji Uchimura
    Department of Anatomy, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0452, USA
    BMC Biochem 7:2. 2006
  2. pmc Sulf-2, a proangiogenic heparan sulfate endosulfatase, is upregulated in breast cancer
    Megumi Morimoto-Tomita
    Department of Anatomy and the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, 94143 0452, USA
    Neoplasia 7:1001-10. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Measuring the activities of the Sulfs: two novel heparin/heparan sulfate endosulfatases
    Kenji Uchimura
    Department of Anatomy, Program in Immunology, UCSF, USA
    Methods Enzymol 416:243-53. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Sulfated L-selectin ligands as a therapeutic target in chronic inflammation
    Kenji Uchimura
    Department of Anatomy and Program in Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0452, USA
    Trends Immunol 27:559-65. 2006
  5. pmc Cloning and characterization of two extracellular heparin-degrading endosulfatases in mice and humans
    Megumi Morimoto-Tomita
    Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0452, USA
    J Biol Chem 277:49175-85. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Compositional profiling of heparin/heparan sulfate using mass spectrometry: assay for specificity of a novel extracellular human endosulfatase
    Ola M Saad
    Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Glycobiology 15:818-26. 2005
  7. pmc Galactose 6-o-sulfotransferases are not required for the generation of siglec-f ligands in leukocytes or lung tissue
    Michael L Patnode
    From the Department of Anatomy and Program in Biomedical Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0452
    J Biol Chem 288:26533-45. 2013
  8. pmc KSGal6ST generates galactose-6-O-sulfate in high endothelial venules but does not contribute to L-selectin-dependent lymphocyte homing
    Michael L Patnode
    Department of Anatomy and Program in Biomedical Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0452, USA
    Glycobiology 23:381-94. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint A major class of L-selectin ligands is eliminated in mice deficient in two sulfotransferases expressed in high endothelial venules
    Kenji Uchimura
    Department of Anatomy, Program in Immunology, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Nat Immunol 6:1105-13. 2005

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Publications9

  1. pmc HSulf-2, an extracellular endoglucosamine-6-sulfatase, selectively mobilizes heparin-bound growth factors and chemokines: effects on VEGF, FGF-1, and SDF-1
    Kenji Uchimura
    Department of Anatomy, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0452, USA
    BMC Biochem 7:2. 2006
    ..To determine whether HSulf-2 modulates the interactions between heparin-binding factors and heparin, we developed an ELISA, in which soluble factors were allowed to bind to immobilized heparin...
  2. pmc Sulf-2, a proangiogenic heparan sulfate endosulfatase, is upregulated in breast cancer
    Megumi Morimoto-Tomita
    Department of Anatomy and the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, 94143 0452, USA
    Neoplasia 7:1001-10. 2005
    ..In support of the possible mechanistic relevance of Sulf-2 upregulation in tumors, purified recombinant Sulf-2 promoted angiogenesis in the chick chorioallantoic membrane assay...
  3. ncbi request reprint Measuring the activities of the Sulfs: two novel heparin/heparan sulfate endosulfatases
    Kenji Uchimura
    Department of Anatomy, Program in Immunology, UCSF, USA
    Methods Enzymol 416:243-53. 2006
    ..The example illustrated is vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). This assay is projected to be very useful in the investigation of the biological functions of the Sulfs...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sulfated L-selectin ligands as a therapeutic target in chronic inflammation
    Kenji Uchimura
    Department of Anatomy and Program in Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0452, USA
    Trends Immunol 27:559-65. 2006
    ..Experiments in a sheep model of asthma demonstrate that a chronic inflammatory disease can be ameliorated by targeting PNAd...
  5. pmc Cloning and characterization of two extracellular heparin-degrading endosulfatases in mice and humans
    Megumi Morimoto-Tomita
    Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0452, USA
    J Biol Chem 277:49175-85. 2002
    ..Taken together, our results establish that the mammalian Sulfs are extracellular endosulfatases with strong potential for modulating the interactions of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in the extracellular microenvironment...
  6. ncbi request reprint Compositional profiling of heparin/heparan sulfate using mass spectrometry: assay for specificity of a novel extracellular human endosulfatase
    Ola M Saad
    Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Glycobiology 15:818-26. 2005
    ..Proof of principle was performed by using various heparin/HS samples isolated from bovine and porcine tissues...
  7. pmc Galactose 6-o-sulfotransferases are not required for the generation of siglec-f ligands in leukocytes or lung tissue
    Michael L Patnode
    From the Department of Anatomy and Program in Biomedical Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0452
    J Biol Chem 288:26533-45. 2013
    ....
  8. pmc KSGal6ST generates galactose-6-O-sulfate in high endothelial venules but does not contribute to L-selectin-dependent lymphocyte homing
    Michael L Patnode
    Department of Anatomy and Program in Biomedical Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0452, USA
    Glycobiology 23:381-94. 2013
    ..These results refine our understanding of the biological ligands for L-selectin and introduce a mouse model for investigating the functions of Gal6S in other contexts...
  9. ncbi request reprint A major class of L-selectin ligands is eliminated in mice deficient in two sulfotransferases expressed in high endothelial venules
    Kenji Uchimura
    Department of Anatomy, Program in Immunology, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Nat Immunol 6:1105-13. 2005
    ..Our results establish an essential function for the sulfotransferases in L-selectin ligand synthesis and may have relevance for therapy of inflammatory diseases...