Chon-Sik Kang

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Discoidin domain receptors (DDRs), DDR1 and DDR2, are non-integrin receptor tyrosine kinases for collagen in many cell types. In this study, we investigated the contributions of DDRs to the activation of mouse bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (DCs) by type I collagen (ColI). Our data showed that transcript and protein of DDR2 were expressed(More)
Transcriptional activation of anthocyanin biosynthesis genes in vegetative tissues of monocotyledonous plants is mediated by cooperative activity of one component from each of the following two transcription factor families: MYB encoded by PURPLE PLANT1/COLORED ALEURONE1 (PL1/C1), and basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) encoded by RED/BOOSTER (R1/B1). In the(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a spectrum of immune-mediated chronic disorders of the intestine. Patients with IBD tend to exhibit significantly elevated levels of IgE in their serum. In general, the pathogenesis of IBD exhibits inflammatory events such as immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated hypersensitivity. We examined the effect of the(More)
Dough rheological properties and end-use quality were evaluated to determine the effects of Glu-1 and Glu-3 alleles on those characteristics in Korean wheat cultivars. SDS-sedimentation volume based on protein weight was positively correlated with mixograph parameters and maximum height of dough and also positively correlated with bread volume, crumb(More)
This study was conducted to identify the quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with grain yield and its related traits by analysis of 122 doubled haploid population derived from a cross between Korean wheat cultivars carried different yield potential. DH population was evaluated in replicated field trials in 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 at upland and paddy(More)
Acanthoic acid (AA) is a pimaradiene diterpene isolated from the Korean medicinal plant, Acanthopanax koreanum (Araliaceae). In the present study, we examined whether AA has the inhibitory effect on the production of inflammatory mediators and activating signals induced in trypsin-treated human leukemic mast cell-1 (HMC-1). HMC-1 cells were stimulated with(More)
Plants of wheat cultivar Iksan370, which was recently produced by crossing paternal line Keumkang with maternal line Xian83, accumulate anthocyanins in their coleoptiles and seeds. However, the spatio-temporal regulation of anthocyanin biosynthesis genes in wheat remains poorly understood. Therefore, in the present study, we characterized wheat(More)
The Korean wheat line Iksan370 was recently bred by crossing the paternal line Keumkang with the maternal line Xian83. Iksan370 has a giant phenotype in terms of its whole body architecture, and its height and leaf and spikelet length are higher than those of the paternal line Keumkang. From young seedlings to adult plants, the photosynthetic pigmentation(More)
Fusarium head blight (FHB; scab) caused mainly by Fusarium graminearum is a devastating disease of wheat and barley around the world. FHB causes yield reductions and contamination of grain with trichothecene mycotoxins such as deoxynivalenol (DON) which are a major health concern for humans and animals. The objective of this research was to develop an easy(More)
Thermotolerance in plants is a topic of concern given the current trends in global warming. Here, we aimed to develop a rapid and reproducible screening method for selection of heat stress-tolerant wheat varieties to expedite the breeding process. We tested the robustness of the screen in three Korean wheat cultivars, "BackJung", "KeumKang", and(More)