Dong-Jin Lee

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Drought stress hampers rice performance principally by disrupting the plant–water relations and structure of biological membranes. This study appraised the role of polyamines (PAs) in improving drought tolerance in fine grain aromatic rice (Oryza sativa L.). Three PAs [putrescine (Put), spermidine (Spd) and spermine (Spm)] were used each at 10 μM as seed(More)
The sulfated-fucans, known as fucoidans, were isolated from Agarum cribrosum and fractionated using ion-exchange chromatography to determine their molecular characteristics and in vitro immunomodulatory activity. The crude and fractionated fucoidans (F1 and F2) consisted mostly of carbohydrates (52.4-56.0%), sulfates (12.7-23.0%) and uronic acid(More)
The purpose of the paper is to test a model dealing with direct and indirect effects of self-image congruence on brand loyalty. The model posits that self-image congruence positively affects brand loyalty directly and indirectly through functional congruity, product involvement, and brand relationship quality. The model was tested using cars as the product(More)
During two surveys, allelopathic effects of barley (Hordeum vulgare) extract on growth, photosynthesis and lipid peroxidation were assessed in Hordeum spontoneum and Avena ludoviciana seedlings in Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar Branch (Iran). The experiments were carried out under completely randomized design with 6 replications and 4 treatments (foliar(More)
We report that the decoration of metallic single-walled carbon nanotube (m-SWCNT) networks with cobalt(ii) oxide (CoO) can improve the electrical conductivity of the networks. To measure the electrical conductivity, we prepared m-SWCNT networks between the source and drain electrodes of field-effect transistors (FETs). Then, the amount of CoO nanoparticles(More)
Ca2+ acts as an important second messenger in mast cells. However, the mechanisms involved in the secretion of inflammatory cytokines from activated mast cells are unknown. In this study, we examined the signaling pathway involved in calcium-related cytokine secretion in a mast cell line, RBL-2H3 cells. We report that treatment with 1,2-bis (2-aminophenoxy)(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the pattern of cervical lymph node metastasis in tonsil cancer including the retropharyngeal (RPLN) nodal metastasis. Seventy-six tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma patients who underwent surgery-based treatment were retrospectively analyzed. Most patients had advanced stage (stages III and IV: 81.6%) tonsil cancer.(More)
The old calendar of pollens did not reflect current pollen distribution and concentrations that can be influenced by changes of weather and environment of each region in South Korea. A new pollen calendar of allergenic pollens was made based on the data on pollen concentrations obtained in eight regions nationwide between 1997 and 2009. The distribution of(More)
This study was conducted to estimate the antioxidant activities, biochemical properties and biological activities of one of the entomopathogenic fungi, Cordyceps sinensis. Analysis of fungal metabolites indicated that the most abundant free sugar was glucose; the highest component of organic acids was citric acid from 10-day culture medium and the glutamate(More)
This study examined the effect of fermented ginseng (FG) on memory impairment and β-amyloid (Aβ) reduction in models of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in vitro and in vivo. FG extract was prepared by steaming and fermenting ginseng. In vitro assessment measured soluble Aβ42 levels in HeLa cells, which stably express the Swedish mutant form of amyloid precursor(More)