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    Shingo Kajimura, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Dentistry
    DepartmentCell and Tissue Biology
    Address35 Medical Center way
    San Fancisco CA 94143
    Phone415-476-9644
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      Helmholtz Zentrum München and Nature Medicine2014The Helmholtz Young Investigator in Diabetes Award
      Baker IDI 2014Baker IDI Metabolism & Inflammation Distinguished Lecture
      The White House2013The Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
      The Pew Charitable Trusts2013Pew Scholar
      NIDDK2010NIH Pathway to Independence K99/R00
      American Heart Association2009Scientist Development Award

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      1. Gridley T, Kajimura S. Lightening up a notch: Notch regulation of energy metabolism. Nat Med. 2014 Aug 6; 20(8):811-2.
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      2. Cohen P, Levy JD, Zhang Y, Frontini A, Kolodin DP, Svensson KJ, Lo JC, Zeng X, Ye L, Khandekar MJ, Wu J, Gunawardana SC, Banks AS, Camporez JP, Jurczak MJ, Kajimura S, Piston DW, Mathis D, Cinti S, Shulman GI, Seale P, Spiegelman BM. Ablation of PRDM16 and Beige Adipose Causes Metabolic Dysfunction and a Subcutaneous to Visceral Fat Switch. Cell. 2014 Jan 16; 156(1-2):304-16.
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      3. Ohno H, Shinoda K, Ohyama K, Sharp LZ, Kajimura S. EHMT1 controls brown adipose cell fate and thermogenesis through the PRDM16 complex. Nature. 2013 Dec 5; 504(7478):163-7.
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      4. Kajimura S, Saito M. A new era in brown adipose tissue biology: molecular control of brown fat development and energy homeostasis. Annu Rev Physiol. 2014 Feb 10; 76:225-49.
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      5. Aune UL, Ruiz L, Kajimura S. Isolation and differentiation of stromal vascular cells to beige/brite cells. J Vis Exp. 2013; (73).
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      6. Kang S, Akerblad P, Kiviranta R, Gupta RK, Kajimura S, Griffin MJ, Min J, Baron R, Rosen ED. Regulation of early adipose commitment by Zfp521. PLoS Biol. 2012; 10(11):e1001433.
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      7. Sharp LZ, Shinoda K, Ohno H, Scheel DW, Tomoda E, Ruiz L, Hu H, Wang L, Pavlova Z, Gilsanz V, Kajimura S. Human BAT possesses molecular signatures that resemble beige/brite cells. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e49452.
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      8. Gilsanz V, Hu HH, Kajimura S. Relevance of brown adipose tissue in infancy and adolescence. Pediatr Res. 2013 Jan; 73(1):3-9.
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      9. Koncarevic A, Kajimura S, Cornwall-Brady M, Andreucci A, Pullen A, Sako D, Kumar R, Grinberg AV, Liharska K, Ucran JA, Howard E, Spiegelman BM, Seehra J, Lachey J. A novel therapeutic approach to treating obesity through modulation of TGFß signaling. Endocrinology. 2012 Jul; 153(7):3133-46.
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      10. Ohno H, Shinoda K, Spiegelman BM, Kajimura S. PPAR? agonists induce a white-to-brown fat conversion through stabilization of PRDM16 protein. Cell Metab. 2012 Mar 7; 15(3):395-404.
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      11. Boström P, Wu J, Jedrychowski MP, Korde A, Ye L, Lo JC, Rasbach KA, Boström EA, Choi JH, Long JZ, Kajimura S, Zingaretti MC, Vind BF, Tu H, Cinti S, Højlund K, Gygi SP, Spiegelman BM. A PGC1-a-dependent myokine that drives brown-fat-like development of white fat and thermogenesis. Nature. 2012 Jan 26; 481(7382):463-8.
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      12. Kamei H, Ding Y, Kajimura S, Wells M, Chiang P, Duan C. Role of IGF signaling in catch-up growth and accelerated temporal development in zebrafish embryos in response to oxygen availability. Development. 2011 Feb; 138(4):777-86.
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      13. Seale P, Conroe HM, Estall J, Kajimura S, Frontini A, Ishibashi J, Cohen P, Cinti S, Spiegelman BM. Prdm16 determines the thermogenic program of subcutaneous white adipose tissue in mice. J Clin Invest. 2011 Jan; 121(1):96-105.
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      14. Choi JH, Banks AS, Estall JL, Kajimura S, Boström P, Laznik D, Ruas JL, Chalmers MJ, Kamenecka TM, Blüher M, Griffin PR, Spiegelman BM. Anti-diabetic drugs inhibit obesity-linked phosphorylation of PPARgamma by Cdk5. Nature. 2010 Jul 22; 466(7305):451-6.
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      15. Kajimura S, Seale P, Spiegelman BM. Transcriptional control of brown fat development. Cell Metab. 2010 Apr 7; 11(4):257-62.
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      16. Kajimura S, Seale P, Kubota K, Lunsford E, Frangioni JV, Gygi SP, Spiegelman BM. Initiation of myoblast to brown fat switch by a PRDM16-C/EBP-beta transcriptional complex. Nature. 2009 Aug 27; 460(7259):1154-8.
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      17. Seale P, Kajimura S, Spiegelman BM. Transcriptional control of brown adipocyte development and physiological function--of mice and men. Genes Dev. 2009 Apr 1; 23(7):788-97.
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      18. Cooper MP, Uldry M, Kajimura S, Arany Z, Spiegelman BM. Modulation of PGC-1 coactivator pathways in brown fat differentiation through LRP130. J Biol Chem. 2008 Nov 14; 283(46):31960-7.
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      19. Seale P, Bjork B, Yang W, Kajimura S, Chin S, Kuang S, Scimè A, Devarakonda S, Conroe HM, Erdjument-Bromage H, Tempst P, Rudnicki MA, Beier DR, Spiegelman BM. PRDM16 controls a brown fat/skeletal muscle switch. Nature. 2008 Aug 21; 454(7207):961-7.
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      20. Kajimura S, Seale P, Tomaru T, Erdjument-Bromage H, Cooper MP, Ruas JL, Chin S, Tempst P, Lazar MA, Spiegelman BM. Regulation of the brown and white fat gene programs through a PRDM16/CtBP transcriptional complex. Genes Dev. 2008 May 15; 22(10):1397-409.
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      21. Seale P, Kajimura S, Yang W, Chin S, Rohas LM, Uldry M, Tavernier G, Langin D, Spiegelman BM. Transcriptional control of brown fat determination by PRDM16. Cell Metab. 2007 Jul; 6(1):38-54.
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      22. Takahashi H, Prunet P, Kitahashi T, Kajimura S, Hirano T, Grau EG, Sakamoto T. Prolactin receptor and proliferating/apoptotic cells in esophagus of the Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) in fresh water and in seawater. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2007 Jun-Jul; 152(2-3):326-31.
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      23. Kajimura S, Aida K, Duan C. Understanding hypoxia-induced gene expression in early development: in vitro and in vivo analysis of hypoxia-inducible factor 1-regulated zebra fish insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1 gene expression. Mol Cell Biol. 2006 Feb; 26(3):1142-55.
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      24. Kajimura S, Seale AP, Hirano T, Cooke IM, Grau EG. Physiological concentrations of ouabain rapidly inhibit prolactin release from the tilapia pituitary. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2005 Sep 15; 143(3):240-50.
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      25. Kajimura S, Aida K, Duan C. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) mediates hypoxia-induced embryonic growth and developmental retardation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Jan 25; 102(4):1240-5.
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      26. Kajimura S, Kawaguchi N, Kaneko T, Kawazoe I, Hirano T, Visitacion N, Grau EG, Aida K. Identification of the growth hormone receptor in an advanced teleost, the tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) with special reference to its distinct expression pattern in the ovary. J Endocrinol. 2004 Apr; 181(1):65-76.
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      27. Uchida K, Yoshikawa-Ebesu JS, Kajimura S, Yada T, Hirano T, Gordon Grau E. In vitro effects of cortisol on the release and gene expression of prolactin and growth hormone in the tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2004 Jan 1; 135(1):116-25.
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      28. Kajimura S, Hirano T, Moriyama S, Vakkuri O, Leppäluoto J, Grau EG. Changes in plasma concentrations of immunoreactive ouabain in the tilapia in response to changing salinity: is ouabain a hormone in fish? Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2004 Jan 1; 135(1):90-9.
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      29. Kajimura S, Hirano T, Visitacion N, Moriyama S, Aida K, Grau EG. Dual mode of cortisol action on GH/IGF-I/IGF binding proteins in the tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. J Endocrinol. 2003 Jul; 178(1):91-9.
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      30. Uchida K, Kajimura S, Riley LG, Hirano T, Aida K, Grau EG. Effects of fasting on growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor I axis in the tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2003 Feb; 134(2):429-39.
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      31. Seale AP, Riley LG, Leedom TA, Kajimura S, Dores RM, Hirano T, Grau EG. Effects of environmental osmolality on release of prolactin, growth hormone and ACTH from the tilapia pituitary. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2002 Sep; 128(2):91-101.
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      32. Kajimura S, Uchida K, Yada T, Hirano T, Aida K, Gordon Grau E. Effects of insulin-like growth factors (IGF-I and -II) on growth hormone and prolactin release and gene expression in euryhaline tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2002 Jul; 127(3):223-31.
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      33. Yada T, Uchida K, Kajimura S, Azuma T, Hirano T, Grau EG. Immunomodulatory effects of prolactin and growth hormone in the tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. J Endocrinol. 2002 Jun; 173(3):483-92.
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      34. Kajimura S, Yoshiura Y, Suzuki M, Aida K. cDNA cloning of two gonadotropin beta subunits (GTH-Ibeta and -IIbeta) and their expression profiles during gametogenesis in the Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2001 May; 122(2):117-29.
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