Chae Hyung Lim

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) occurs when neurons in the memory and cognition regions of the brain are accompanied by an accumulation of the long amyloid beta-proteins of the 39 to 43 amino acids derived from the amyloid precursor protein (APP) by cleavage with beta- and gamma-secretase. An increased production of Abeta-42 by mutation of PS2 genes promotes(More)
The circumsporozoite protein (CSP) of Plasmodium vivax has two sequence types, VK210 and VK247, each of which has a characteristic tandem amino acid repetition. Previous studies report that a resurgent Korean strain has unique amino acid sequences in tandem repeats and post-repeat areas compared to other strains of P. vivax. We have found another molecular(More)
In its late stage, Alzheimer's disease results in progressive muscle weakness in the arms and legs. The aim of this study was to determine whether mice expressing the skeletal muscle-specific mutant PS2 gene (a model of Alzheimer's disease) are a useful experimental system to study the protective effect of exercise on A beta-42 reduction, improvement of(More)
The present study was designed to define how dietary fat type regulates body adiposity in dietary obesity-susceptible (DOS) Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Eighty-three SD rats received a purified diet containing 50 g maize oil (MO)/kg for 3 weeks and then thirty-nine of the rats, designated as the DOS rats, were allotted to diets containing 160 g MO (DOS-MO),(More)
The Duffy binding domain gene structures of Plasmodium vivax facilitate the invasion of erythrocytes. Human erythrocytes that lack Duffy blood group antigens are resistant to invasion by P. vivax. We have sequenced the Duffy binding domain gene from eight P. vivax isolates collected from malaria cases in South Korea. When compared to isolates from other(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was undertaken to examine the immunological effects of pentabrominated diphenyl ether (penta-BDE) and decabrominated diphenyl ether (deca-BDE) on the immune system of the dams and the developmental immune system of the offsprings. METHODS In this study, mated female C57BL/6J mice were orally administered penta-BDE, deca-BDE or(More)
Differential expression of the tetracycline-controlled transactivator (tTA)-driven human cytochrome p450 (CYP) 1B1 gene was found in the livers of male mice, at high levels in neonates, but at low levels in adults. The goals of this study were to determine whether the differential expression of the tTA-driven human CYP1B1 (hCYP1B1) gene in neonates and(More)
The dose and time effect of nine xenobiotics, including 17beta-estradiol, corticosterone, dexamethasone, progesterone, nifedipine, bisphenol A, rifampicin, methamphetamine, and nicotine were investigated, in vitro, using human steroid and xenobiotics receptor (SXR)-binding sites on the human CYP3A4 promoter, which can enhance the linked lacZ reporter gene(More)
Apoptosis is an important process in the variety of different biological system including cell death and embryonic development. Inappropriate apoptosis is implicated in many human diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Central component of the machinery of apoptosis program in neurons of patients with Alzheimer's disease includes proteins of caspases and(More)
The development and validation of scientific alternatives to animal testing is important not only from an ethical perspective (implementation of 3Rs), but also to improve safety assessment decision making with the use of mechanistic information of higher relevance to humans. To be effective in these efforts, it is however imperative that validation centres,(More)