Dong Young Kim

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Restriction factors, such as the retroviral complementary DNA deaminase APOBEC3G, are cellular proteins that dominantly block virus replication. The AIDS virus, human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), produces the accessory factor Vif, which counteracts the host's antiviral defence by hijacking a ubiquitin ligase complex, containing CUL5, ELOC, ELOB(More)
In this study, we demonstrated a new airway Ag sampling site by analyzing tissue sections of the murine nasal passages. We revealed the presence of respiratory M cells, which had the ability to take up OVA and recombinant Salmonella typhimurium expressing GFP, in the turbinates covered with single-layer epithelium. These M cells were also capable of taking(More)
HtrA (high temperature requirement A), a periplasmic heat-shock protein, functions as a molecular chaperone at low temperatures, and its proteolytic activity is turned on at elevated temperatures. To investigate the mechanism of functional switch to protease, we determined the crystal structure of the NH(2)-terminal protease domain (PD) of HtrA from(More)
Restriction factors, such as the retroviral complementary DNA deaminase APOBEC3G, are cellular proteins that dominantly block virus replication. TheAIDSvirus, human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), produces the accessory factor Vif, which counteracts the host’s antiviral defence by hijacking a ubiquitin ligase complex, containing CUL5, ELOC, ELOB and(More)
Nanostructured semiconducting metal oxides and particularly single nanowire devices offer exceptional gas sensitivity but at the expense of statistical variations and excessive noise levels. In this study TiO2/poly(vinyl acetate) composite nanofiber mats were directly electrospun onto interdigitated Pt electrode arrays, hot pressed at 120 degrees C, and(More)
The HIV-1 accessory protein Vif hijacks a cellular Cullin-RING ubiquitin ligase, CRL5, to promote degradation of the APOBEC3 (A3) family of restriction factors. Recently, the cellular transcription cofactor CBFβ was shown to form a complex with CRL5-Vif and to be essential for A3 degradation and viral infectivity. We now demonstrate that CBFβ is required(More)
Mucosally ingested and inhaled antigens are taken up by membranous or microfold cells (M cells) in the follicle-associated epithelium of Peyer's patches or nasopharynx-associated lymphoid tissue. We established a novel M cell-specific monoclonal antibody (mAb NKM 16-2-4) as a carrier for M cell-targeted mucosal vaccine. mAb NKM 16-2-4 also reacted with the(More)
Regulated cytosolic proteolysis is one of the key cellular processes ensuring proper functioning of a cell. M42 family proteases show a broad spectrum of substrate specificities, but the structural basis for such diversity of the substrate specificities is lagging behind biochemical data. Here we report the crystal structure of PepA from Streptococcus(More)
Rutin, one of the flavonoids derived from plants, is increasingly in demand in the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries due to its various biological and physiological activities including antioxidation, anti-inflammation, and anti-hypertension. The whole plant of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) is a major source of natural rutin. This(More)
CONCLUSION Inflammatory diseases, such as non-specific sinusitis, fungal sinusitis and mucocele, commonly involve the sphenoid sinus. Endoscopic surgery provides an easy and successful access to isolated sphenoid sinus diseases (ISSDs) with rare complications. OBJECTIVES The incidence of ISSDs has decreased since a wide use of antibiotics. ISSDs can cause(More)