Sarah Knox, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Dentistry
DepartmentCell and Tissue Biology
Address513 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco CA 94143
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    NIDCRPost-doctoral Fellow2011Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology
    University of NSWPhD2002Biomedical Engineering

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    Autonomic regulation of lacrimal stem cells
    NIH/NEI R01EY027392Sep 30, 2017 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Defining the role of immune-neuronal crosstalk in dry eye disease
    NIH/NEI R01EY026492Sep 30, 2016 - Jul 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    2016 Proteoglycans Gordon Research Conference & Gordon Research Seminar
    NIH/NIAMS R13AR069957May 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Impact of aging on salivary stem cells and organ regeneration
    NIH/NIDCR R21DE025736Apr 1, 2016 - Mar 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Defining the role of the nervous system in aqueous-deficient dry eye
    NIH/NEI R01EY025980Aug 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuronal regulation of salivary stem cells
    NIH/NIDCR R01DE024188Apr 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Salivary gland repair and regeneration via Schwann cell-nerve interactions
    NIH/NIDCR R21DE022951Jul 20, 2012 - Jun 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuronal-epithelial interactions that regulate mouse salivary gland development
    NIH/NIDCR R00DE018969Jan 24, 2012 - Dec 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Chen FY, Lee A, Ge S, Nathan S, Knox S, McNamara NA. Aire-deficient mice provide a model of corneal and lacrimal gland neuropathy in Sjögren's syndrome. PLoS One. 2017; 12(9):e0184916. PMID: 28926640.
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    2. Emmerson E, May AJ, Nathan S, Cruz-Pacheco N, Lizama CO, Maliskova L, Zovein AC, Shen Y, Muench MO, Knox S. SOX2 regulates acinar cell development in the salivary gland. Elife. 2017 Jun 17; 6. PMID: 28623666.
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    3. Togarrati PP, Sasaki RT, Abdel-Mohsen M, Dinglasan N, Deng X, Desai S, Emmerson E, Yee E, Ryan WR, da Silva MCP, Knox S, Pillai SK, Muench MO. Identification and characterization of a rich population of CD34+ mesenchymal stem/stromal cells in human parotid, sublingual and submandibular glands. Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 14; 7(1):3484. PMID: 28615711.
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    4. Farmer DT, Nathan S, Finley JK, Shengyang Yu K, Emmerson E, Byrnes LE, Sneddon JB, McManus MT, Tward AD, Knox S. Defining epithelial cell dynamics and lineage relationships in the developing lacrimal gland. Development. 2017 Jul 01; 144(13):2517-2528. PMID: 28576768.
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    5. Farmer DT, Finley JK, Chen FY, Tarifeño-Saldivia E, McNamara NA, Knox S, McManus MT. miR-205 is a critical regulator of lacrimal gland development. Dev Biol. 2017 Jul 01; 427(1):12-20. PMID: 28511845.
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    6. Mattingly A, Finley JK, Knox S. Salivary gland development and disease. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 4(6):573-90. PMID: 25970268.
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    7. Knosp WM, Knox S, Lombaert IM, Haddox CL, Patel VN, Hoffman MP. Submandibular parasympathetic gangliogenesis requires sprouty-dependent Wnt signals from epithelial progenitors. Dev Cell. 2015 Mar 23; 32(6):667-77. PMID: 25805134; PMCID: PMC4374127.
    8. Finley JK, Farmer D, Emmerson E, Cruz Pacheco N, Knox S. Manipulating the murine lacrimal gland. J Vis Exp. 2014 Nov 18; (93):e51970. PMID: 25490187.
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    9. Nedvetsky PI, Emmerson E, Finley JK, Ettinger A, Cruz-Pacheco N, Prochazka J, Haddox CL, Northrup E, Hodges C, Mostov KE, Hoffman MP, Knox S. Parasympathetic innervation regulates tubulogenesis in the developing salivary gland. Dev Cell. 2014 Aug 25; 30(4):449-62. PMID: 25158854; PMCID: PMC4155578.
    10. Knox S, Lombaert IM, Haddox CL, Abrams SR, Cotrim A, Wilson AJ, Hoffman MP. Parasympathetic stimulation improves epithelial organ regeneration. Nat Commun. 2013; 4:1494. PMID: 23422662; PMCID: PMC3582394.
    11. Knosp WM, Knox S, Hoffman MP. Salivary gland organogenesis. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2012 Jan-Feb; 1(1):69-82. PMID: 23801668.
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    12. Lombaert IM, Knox S, Hoffman MP. Salivary gland progenitor cell biology provides a rationale for therapeutic salivary gland regeneration. Oral Dis. 2011 Jul; 17(5):445-9. PMID: 21223454; PMCID: PMC3375332.
    13. Knox S, Lombaert IM, Reed X, Vitale-Cross L, Gutkind JS, Hoffman MP. Parasympathetic innervation maintains epithelial progenitor cells during salivary organogenesis. Science. 2010 Sep 24; 329(5999):1645-7. PMID: 20929848; PMCID: PMC3376907.
    14. Chuang CY, Lord MS, Melrose J, Rees MD, Knox S, Freeman C, Iozzo RV, Whitelock JM. Heparan sulfate-dependent signaling of fibroblast growth factor 18 by chondrocyte-derived perlecan. Biochemistry. 2010 Jul 06; 49(26):5524-32. PMID: 20507176; PMCID: PMC2900151.
    15. Patel VN, Knox S, Likar KM, Lathrop CA, Hossain R, Eftekhari S, Whitelock JM, Elkin M, Vlodavsky I, Hoffman MP. Heparanase cleavage of perlecan heparan sulfate modulates FGF10 activity during ex vivo submandibular gland branching morphogenesis. Development. 2007 Dec; 134(23):4177-86. PMID: 17959718.
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    16. Knox S, Ge H, Dimitroff BD, Ren Y, Howe KA, Arsham AM, Easterday MC, Neufeld TP, O'Connor MB, Selleck SB. Mechanisms of TSC-mediated control of synapse assembly and axon guidance. PLoS One. 2007 Apr 18; 2(4):e375. PMID: 17440611; PMCID: PMC1847706.
    17. Knox S, Whitelock JM. Perlecan: how does one molecule do so many things? Cell Mol Life Sci. 2006 Nov; 63(21):2435-45. PMID: 16952056.
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    18. Melrose J, Roughley P, Knox S, Smith S, Lord M, Whitelock J. The structure, location, and function of perlecan, a prominent pericellular proteoglycan of fetal, postnatal, and mature hyaline cartilages. J Biol Chem. 2006 Dec 01; 281(48):36905-14. PMID: 16984910.
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    19. Kirkpatrick CA, Knox S, Staatz WD, Fox B, Lercher DM, Selleck SB. The function of a Drosophila glypican does not depend entirely on heparan sulfate modification. Dev Biol. 2006 Dec 15; 300(2):570-82. PMID: 17055473.
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    20. Di Giusto DA, Knox S, Lai Y, Tyrelle GD, Aung MT, King GC. Multitasking by multivalent circular DNA aptamers. Chembiochem. 2006 Mar; 7(3):535-44. PMID: 16482500.
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    21. Melrose J, Smith S, Knox S, Whitelock J. Perlecan, the multidomain HS-proteoglycan of basement membranes, is a prominent pericellular component of ovine hypertrophic vertebral growth plate and cartilaginous endplate chondrocytes. Histochem Cell Biol. 2002 Oct; 118(4):269-80. PMID: 12376823.
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    22. Knox S, Merry C, Stringer S, Melrose J, Whitelock J. Not all perlecans are created equal: interactions with fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 2 and FGF receptors. J Biol Chem. 2002 Apr 26; 277(17):14657-65. PMID: 11847221.
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