Dong Hoon Shin

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Microglial activation and inflammation are associated with progressive neuronal apoptosis in neurodegenerative human brain disorders. We sought to investigate molecular signaling mechanisms that govern activation of microglia in apoptotic neuronal degeneration. We report here that the active form of matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) was released into the(More)
Bortezomib (PS-341), a proteasome inhibitor, has been examined clinically for the treatment of multiple myeloma and several solid tumors. Bortezomib directly induces tumor cell death and has also been reported to inhibit tumor adaptation to hypoxia by functionally inhibiting hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha). However, the mechanism underlying(More)
BACKGROUND The enhancement of cell motility is a critical event during tumor cell spreading. Since myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) regulates cell behavior, it is regarded as a promising target in terms of preventing tumor invasion and metastasis. Since MLCK was identified to be associated with human arrest defective-1 (hARD1) through yeast two-hybrid(More)
Treatment with endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for gastric category 3 lesion (low grade dysplasia, LGD) diagnosed by endoscopic forceps biopsy (EFB) is controversial. The purpose of the present study was to validate the use of ESD for gastric LGD diagnosed by EFB and to evaluate predictable factors for pathologic upgrade diagnosis to category 4 (high(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1 plays a key role in tumor promotion by inducing approximately 60 genes required for tumor adaptation to hypoxia; thus, it is viewed as a target for cancer therapy. For this reason, YC-1, which down-regulates HIF-1alpha and HIF-2alpha at the post-translational level, is being developed as a novel anticancer drug. We here(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the safety and efficacy of a new laser procedure using a q-switched 532-nm neodymium (Nd):YAG laser, also called "selective laser trabeculoplasty," to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG). The laser parameters were set to selectively target pigmented trabecular meshwork (TM) cells without(More)
Parkinsonian syndromes associated with basal ganglia pathology have very rarely been reported in patients with end-stage renal failure. The nature and pathophysiology of the basal ganglia lesion responsible for parkinsonism were unknown. A 48-year-old man who had advanced renal failure developed disturbance of balance and gait and decreased spontaneity.(More)
Ultraviolet-B (UVB) irradiation has been demonstrated to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the cells and skin, which induces the synthesis of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), causing skin photoaging. Using the human skin fibroblast HS68 cell line in the present study, we investigated the photoprotective effects of aucubin from Eucommia ulmoides.(More)
This paper presents a frequency-domain adaptive passive equalizer for high-speed receivers. A local control loop, without feedback from the final receiver output, is used to automatically adjust the gain compensation for different channel characteristics. As a result, the equalizer does not rely on the recovered clock signal. Implemented in a 90-nm digital(More)
The free radical scavenging activities of two major flavonoids (baicalein and baicalin) in Scutellaria baicalensis were determined. The antioxidant capacities of baicalein and baicalin were determined by the 2,2'-azinobis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid)(*)(-) scavenging assay and showed about 110 and 70% vitamin C equivalent antioxidant capacity,(More)