Adam Kleinschmit

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Heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) play critical roles in the distribution and signaling of growth factors, but the molecular mechanisms regulating HSPG function are poorly understood. Here, we characterized Sulf1, which is a Drosophila member of the HS 6-O endosulfatase class of HS modifying enzymes. Our genetic and biochemical analyses show that Sulf1(More)
The biosynthesis of heparan sulfate proteoglycans is tightly regulated by multiple feedback mechanisms, which support robust developmental systems. One of the regulatory network systems controlling heparan sulfate (HS) biosynthesis is sulfation compensation. A previous study using Drosophila HS 2-O- and 6-O-sulfotransferase (Hs2st and Hs6st) mutants showed(More)
Heparan sulfate proteoglycans regulate various physiological and developmental processes through interactions with a number of protein ligands. Heparan sulfate (HS)-ligand binding depends on the amount and patterns of sulfate groups on HS, which are controlled by various HS sulfotransferases in the Golgi apparatus as well as extracellular 6-O-endosulfatases(More)
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