Dae Seop Kim

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The mammalian striate cortex is organized such that the receptive field properties of neighboring neurons change gradually across the cortical surface, forming so-called cortical maps. The presence of such maps has been demonstrated in different species of mammals for several parameters characterizing the visual space: retinotopy, ocular dominance,(More)
Lunasin is a unique 43-amino acid cancer preventive peptide initially reported in soybean and barley and has been shown to be chemopreventive in mammalian cells and in a skin cancer mouse model against oncogenes and chemical carcinogens. We report here the core histone H3- and H-acetylation inhibitory properties of lunasin from wheat, a new source of the(More)
In the primary visual cortex of higher mammals, orientation preferences are represented continuously except for singular points, so-called pinwheel centers. In spite of the uniqueness of orientation pinwheel centers, very little is known about the pattern of their arrangement. In this study we examined the arrangement of orientation pinwheel centers in the(More)
Lunasin is a unique 43 amino acid soy peptide that has been shown to be chemopreventive in mammalian cells and in a skin cancer mouse model in this work against oncogenes and chemical carcinogens. The observation that lunasin inhibits core histone acetylation led to the proposal of an epigenetic mechanism by which lunasin selectively kills cells that are(More)
Temporal sequences of inputs to the rat whiskers are thought to be important to recognize the environment of the rat. In this study, we applied combined stimulations to neighboring whiskers D1 and D2, and the cortical activities evoked in the rat barrel cortex were measured using the intrinsic optical imaging technique. The timing of stimulation to(More)
How neurones in the visual cortex acquire their response properties during postnatal development is an important question with far-reaching implications. In the present study, we demonstrate the developmental specification of geniculo-cortical afferents using our previously proposed model for the activity-dependent self-organization of neural networks. Our(More)
Geometrical relationships among multiple cortical maps, such as those between ocular dominance and orientation maps, are a prominent feature of the brain's functional architecture. It is also well known that there is a strong bias of cortical responses toward the contralateral eye during early postnatal development. We wondered therefore whether and how(More)
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