Jungyean Kim

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During cell-matrix adhesion, syndecan-4 transmembrane heparan sulphate proteoglycan plays a critical role in the formation of focal adhesions and stress fibres. We have shown previously that the syndecan-4 cytoplasmic domain directly binds to and activates PKC-alpha (protein kinase C-alpha) in vitro [Oh, Woods and Couchman (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272,(More)
Mammalian cells express at least two subtypes of equilibrative nucleoside transporters, i.e. ENT1 and ENT2, which can be distinguished functionally by their sensitivity and resistance respectively to inhibition by nitrobenzylthioinosine. The ENT1 transporters exhibit distinctive species differences in their sensitivities to inhibition by dipyridamole,(More)
The cell adhesion receptor, syndecan-4, regulates cellular interactions with both the extracellular matrix and soluble ligands. Accumulating evidence also suggests that cell adhesion is involved in generating reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, we investigated the role of syndecan-4 in regulating growth factor-induced ROS generation. Rat embryo fibroblasts(More)
Tissue factor (TF), the cellular cofactor for the serine protease factor VIIa (F.VIIa), triggers blood coagulation and is involved in the pathogenesis of various thrombosis-related disorders. Therefore, agents which specifically target tissue factor, such as monoclonal antibodies, may provide promising new antithrombotic therapy. We mapped the epitopes of(More)
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