Dong-soon Im

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Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) exerts a variety of biological responses through specific receptors: three subtypes of the EDG-family receptors, LPA1, LPA2, and LPA3 (formerly known as EDG-2, EDG-4, and EDG-7, respectively), and LPA4/GPR23, structurally distinct from the EDG-family receptors, have so far been identified. In the present study, we characterized(More)
To examine their potential as probiotics, acid and bile tolerance, antibiotics resistance, adhesion capacity to Caco- 2 and HT-29, and antibacterial activity, of LAB isolated from Korean fermented foods such as dongchimi, kimchi, Meju, and doenjang were assayed against foodborne pathogenic bacteria. DC 55, DC 136, DC 222, KC 117, KC 21, KC 24, KC 34, KC 43,(More)
AIM To understand the contribution of sphingolipid metabolism and its metabolites to development and aging. METHODS A systemic analysis on the changes in activity of sphingolipid metabolic enzymes in kidney, liver and brain tissues during development and aging was conducted. The study was conducted using tissues from 1-day-old to 720-day-old rats. (More)
Ginseng has an anti-cancer effect in several cancer models. This study was to characterize active constituents of ginseng and their effects on proliferation of prostate cancer cell lines, LNCaP and PC3. Cell proliferation was measured by [3H]thymidine incorporation, the intracellular calcium concentration by a dual-wavelength spectrophotometer system,(More)
OBJECTIVE Sphingomyelin deposition and metabolism occurs in the atherosclerotic plaque, leading to the formation of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), which activates G protein-coupled receptors to regulate vascular and immune cells. The role of S1P receptors in atherosclerosis has not been examined. METHODS AND RESULTS We tested the hypothesis that S1P(More)
Exogenous sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) stimulated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) generation in association with an increase in intracellular Ca concentration in FRTL-5 thyroid cells. S1P also induced inositol phosphate production, reflecting activation of phospholipase C (PLC) in the cells. These three S1P-induced events were inhibited partially by pertussis(More)
We investigated whether lysophosphatidylethanolamine (LPE) modulates cellular signaling in different cell types. SK-OV3 ovarian cancer cells and OVCAR-3 ovarian cancer cells were responsive to LPE. LPE-stimulated intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) increase was inhibited by U-73122, suggesting that LPE stimulates calcium signaling via(More)
Ketoprofen plasters of 70 cm(2) size using DuroTak acrylic adhesive polymers were developed either containing 30 mg (Ketotop-L) or 60 mg drug (Ketotop-P). The in vitro skin permeation profile was obtained in hairless mouse skin and showed the permeation rate of Ketotop-P to be twice that of Ketotop-L. The plasma concentration profile of ketoprofen was(More)
Globoid cell leukodystrophy (GLD) is characterized histopathologically by apoptosis of oligodendrocytes, progressive demyelination, and the existence of large, multinuclear (globoid) cells derived from perivascular microglia. The glycosphingolipid, psychosine (d-galactosyl-beta-1,1' sphingosine), accumulates to micromolar levels in GLD patients who lack the(More)
The sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P(1)) promotes lymphocyte egress from lymphoid organs. Previous work showed that agonist-induced internalization of this G protein-coupled receptor correlates with inhibition of lymphocyte egress and results in lymphopenia. However, it is unclear if S1P(1) internalization is necessary for this effect. We(More)