Chan Mug Ahn

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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an active topic of research in regenerative medicine due to their ability to secrete a variety of growth factors and cytokines that promote healing of damaged tissues and organs. In addition, these secreted growth factors and cytokines have been shown to exert an autocrine effect by regulating MSC proliferation and(More)
In order to discover novel multidrug resistance (MDR) reversal agents for efficient cancer chemotherapy, the unsymmetrical curcumin mimics with various amide moieties (6-19) were synthesized and evaluated their MDR reversal activities in MDR cell line KBV20C. Among the tested compounds, 13, 16, and 17 showed potent MDR reversal activities by inhibiting drug(More)
In order to discover novel small vasodilatory molecules for potential use in the treatment of vascular disease, we tested the vasodilatation effect of two types of synthetic curcumin mimics, amide type (3) and sulfonyl amide type (4), upon the basilar artery of rabbits. In general, the sulfonyl amide type mimic (4) is more potent than the amide type (3).(More)
Various thioacetal artemisinin derivatives can inhibit the angiogenesis and might be angiogenesis inhibitors. In particular, 10 alpha-phenylthiodihydroartemisinins (5), 10 beta-benzenesulfonyl-9-epi-dihydroartemisinin (11) and 10 alpha-mercaptodihydroartemisinin (13) exhibit strong growth inhibition activity against HUVEC proliferation. Compound 11 have a(More)
Overexpression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is one of the major obstacles to successful cancer chemotherapy. In this study, we examined the ability of 4-chloro-N-(3-((E)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)acryloyl)phenyl)benzamide (C-4) to reverse multidrug resistance (MDR) in P-gp expressing KBV20C cells. Treatment of KBV20C cells with C-4 led to a dramatic increase(More)
Novel curcumin mimics with asymmetrical units phenyl group with alkyl amide, chloro-substituted benzamide, or heteroaromatic amide moieties were synthesized and their anti-angiogenic activity was evaluated with the proliferation and tube formation inhibitory activity on the human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Compounds 5, 14, 17, and 18 showed potent(More)
BACKGROUND Clevudine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor that exhibits potent antiviral activity against hepatitis B virus (HBV) without serious side effects. However, mitochondrial myopathy has been observed in patients with chronic HBV infection taking clevudine. Moreover, the development of diabetes was recently reported in patients(More)
In search for new antitumor agents, twelve 6-aziridinylbenzimidazole derivatives were synthesized and their cytotoxicities were tested against three cancer cell lines (mouse lymphocytic leukemia P388 and B16, and human gastric carcinoma SNU-16). From 4-amino-3-nitrotoluene as the starting material, 2-(acetoxymethyl)benzimidazoles (5a-d) were obtained by(More)
A series of 2-alkyl, 2-aryl, and 2-piperazinyl benzimidazole-4,7-dione derivatives (7a-h) and 16m-o) were prepared, and their cytotoxicities were tested against three cancer cell lines (mouse lymphocytic leukemia cell line P388, and human gastric carcinoma cell lines SNU-1 and SNU-16). These compounds showed potent cytotoxicity against all of three cell(More)
We describe a 19-year-old female patient who developed recurrent ulcerations limited to the orogenital mucosa for the last 3 years. She also developed dyspnoea 5 months after the onset of the orogenital lesions. Castleman's tumour of the retroperitoneum was found incidentally during routine physical examination. The diagnosis of paraneoplastic pemphigus(More)