Byeongmoon Jeong

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Cellular sophistication is not exclusive to multicellular organisms, and unicellular eukaryotes can resemble differentiated animal cells in their complex network of membrane-bound structures. These comparisons can be illuminated by genome-wide surveys of key gene families. We report a systematic analysis of Rabs in a complex unicellular Ciliate, including(More)
Aqueous polymer solutions that are transformed into gels by changes in environmental conditions, such as temperature and pH, thus resulting in in situ hydrogel formation, have recently attracted the attention of many investigators for scientific interest and for practical biomedical or pharmaceutical applications. When the hydrogel is formed under(More)
Aqueous solutions of poly(DL-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid)-g-poly(ethylene glycol) copolymers exhibited sol-to-gel transition with increasing temperature. Further increase in temperature makes the system flow and form a sol phase again. Subcutaneous injection of a copolymer aqueous solution (0.5 mL) resulted in a formation of a hydrogel depot by(More)
The protective antigen (PA) of Bacillus anthracis is a secreted protein that functions as a critical virulence factor. Protective antigen has been selected as a biomarker in detecting bacterial infection. The in vitro selection method, systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (SELEX), was used to find single-stranded DNAs that were tightly(More)
The aqueous solution of poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG-PCL-PEG) triblock copolymers (> 15. wt. %) undergoing "clear sol-gel-turbid sol" transition as the temperature increases from 20 to 60 degrees C has been developed. Light scattering and 13C NMR study suggested that the transition mechanisms are the micellar(More)
We are reporting alternating multiblock copolymers of poly(L-lactic acid)/poly(ethylene glycol) aqueous solution (> 15 wt %) undergoing sol-gel-sol transition as the temperature increases from 20 to 60 degrees C. Micelles of the multiblock copolymers (in water) are about 20 nm in radius at low temperature. They are aggregated to a larger size as the(More)
An aqueous solution of a poly(ethylene glycol)-polycaprolactone-poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG-PCL-PEG) with a composition of EG(13) CL(23) EG(13) undergoes multiple transitions, from sol-to-gel (hard gel)-to-sol-to-gel (soft gel)-to-sol, in the concentration range 20.0∼35.0 wt.-%. Through dynamic mechanical analysis, UV-vis spectrophotometry, small angle X-ray(More)
We report a reverse thermogelling poly(ethylene oxide-b-propylene oxide-b-ethylene oxide) disulfide multiblock copolymer as a thiol-sensitive biodegradable polymer. The poly(ethylene oxide-b-propylene oxide-b-ethylene oxide) aqueous solutions studied in this research underwent sol-gel-sol or sol-gel-sol-gel transition depending on the molecular weight and(More)
Although the ciliate Tetrahymena is a good model for the study of chemotaxis, its profound motility makes it difficult to monitor intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) changes induced by chemotactic stimuli. In this study, we report a microfluidic-based chemotaxis system generating directional chemotactic gradients under highly viscous conditions, suppressing T.(More)
Poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(L-alanine) (PEG-L-PA)s with L-PA molecular weights of 620, 1100, and 2480 Da and a fixed molecular weight of PEG at 5000 Da were synthesized to compare the thermosensitive behavior, and to investigate their potential as a three-dimensional (3D) culture matrix of adipose-tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs). The sol-to-gel(More)