Jerry C. Yeh

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L-selectin mediates lymphocyte homing by facilitating lymphocyte adhesion to unique carbohydrate ligands, sulfated sialyl Lewis(x), which are expressed on high endothelial venules (HEV) in secondary lymphoid organs. The nature of the sulfotransferase(s) that contribute to sulfation of such L-selectin counterreceptors has been uncertain. We herein describe a(More)
The HNK-1 carbohydrate is expressed on various adhesion molecules in the nervous system and is suggested to play a role in cell-cell and cell-substratum interactions. Here we describe the isolation and functional expression of a cDNA encoding a human sulfotransferase that synthesizes the HNK-1 carbohydrate epitope. A mutant Chinese hamster ovary cell line,(More)
Mucin-type O-glycans are classified according to their core structures. Among them, cores 2 and 4 are important for having N-acetyllactosamine side chains, which can be further modified to express various functional oligosaccharides. Previously, we discovered by cloning cDNAs that the core 2 branching enzyme, termed core 2(More)
Among mucus-secreting cells, the gastric gland mucous cells, Brunner's glands, accessory glands of pancreaticobiliary tract, and pancreatic ducts exhibiting gastric metaplasia are unique in that they express class III mucin identified by paradoxical Con A staining composed of periodate oxidation, sodium borohydride reduction, Con A, and horseradish(More)
Core 2 O-glycan branching catalyzed by UDP-N-acetyl-alpha-D-glucosamine: acceptor beta1, 6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferases (beta6GlcNAc-Ts) is an important step in mucin-type biosynthesis. Core 2 complex-type O-glycans are involved in selectin-mediated adhesion events, and O-glycan branching appears to be highly regulated. Two homologous beta6GlcNAc-Ts(More)
The beta-1,6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase (beta1,6GnT) gene family encodes enzymes playing crucial roles in glycan synthesis. Important changes in beta1,6GnT expression are observed during development, oncogenesis, and immunodeficiency. The most characterized beta1,6GnTs in this gene family are the human (h) C2GnT-L and h-IGnT, which have core 2(More)
PURPOSE A lipid-based prodrug of mitomycin C [MMC; 2,3-(distearoyloxy)propane-1-dithio-4'-benzyloxycarbonyl-MMC] was designed for liposome formulation. The purpose of this study was to examine the in vitro cytotoxicity, pharmacokinetics, in vivo toxicity, and in vivo antitumor activity of this new lipid-based prodrug formulated in polyethylene glycol-coated(More)
HNK-1 glycan, sulfo-->3GlcAbeta1-->3Galbeta1-->4GlcNAc-->R, is uniquely enriched in neural cells and natural killer cells and is thought to play important roles in cell-cell interaction. HNK-1 glycan synthesis is dependent on HNK-1 sulfotransferase (HNK-1ST), and cDNAs encoding human and rat HNK-1ST have been recently cloned. HNK-1ST belongs to the(More)
An ion chromatography (IC) method has been validated for the assay of sulfate ion content in the STEALTH liposome drug-delivery system (ALZA, Mountain View, CA, USA), which contains ammonium sulfate as an excipient. This method contains two assays. One assay determines the total sulfate ion content; the other determines the external sulfate ions. The total(More)
A high throughput method with the use of micro parallel liquid chromatography (microPLC) technique was first applied for the determination of drug release profiles in OROS tablets. Currently, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a preferred analytical tool to analyze samples released from OROS tablets. However, it usually takes more than 20 h to(More)