Doo Hwa Hong

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It is generally known that a well-designed excitation produces high quality signals in hidden Markov model (HMM)-based speech synthesis systems. This paper proposes a novel techniques for generating excitation based on the waveform interpolation (WI). For modeling WI parameters, we implemented statistical method like principal component analysis (PCA). The(More)
In renal cell carcinoma, transglutaminase 2 (TGase 2) crosslinks p53 in autophagosomes, resulting in p53 depletion and the tumor's evasion of apoptosis. Inhibition of TGase 2 stabilizes p53 and induces tumor cells to enter apoptosis. This study explored the mechanism of TGase 2-dependent p53 degradation. We found that TGase 2 competes with human double(More)
Cytotoxicities of four urushiols, congeners isolated from the sap of Korean lacquer tree (Rhus vernicifera Stokes), to 29 human cancer cell lines originated from 9 organs were evaluated. Their values of 50% growth inhibition were below 4 microg/ml, and showed cell line specific cytotoxicity. The present result is the first report on the cytotoxicity of(More)
Polysaccharide was purified from mycelial culture of Phellinus linteus (PL) and its effect on immunocompetence of normal splenocytes was observed. Overall in vitro immune function was enhanced by addition of PL into culture of mouse spleen lymphocyte and i.p. injection into mouse, while beta-glucans and other polysaccharides only raised the level of T(More)
The fixation procedures in sulforhodamine B (SRB) assay for human leukemia cells were modified to produce more reliable results. It was found that the concentration of the fixative agent, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), was critical in the selective fixation of cellular protein. While a TCA solution of 80% fixed both cells and serum proteins, a 50% solution(More)
The limonoid compound (28-deacetyl sendanin) isolated from the fruit of Melia toosendan SIEB. et ZUCC. was evaluated on anticancer activity. According to a standard in vitro cytotoxicity assay, eight human cancer cell lines and SRB assay were introduced for present evaluation. As a positive standard, adriamycin was tested in parallel. The cell lines were(More)
Two series of combretoxazolones including 3,4-diaryloxazolones (6) and 4,5-diaryloxazolones (7) were synthesized and evaluated for cytotoxicity and antitumor activity. Both series showed strong cytotoxicities against a variety of tumor cell lines. Compound 6g exhibited a significant antitumor activity in BDF1 mice bearing B16 murine melanoma cells with(More)
2'-Hydroxycinnamaldehyde (HCA) was isolated from Cinnamomum cassia Blume (Lauraceae) and 2'-benzoyloxycinnamaldehyde (BCA) was prepared by the reaction of HCA and benzoyl chloride. HCA and BCA strongly inhibited in vitro growth of 29 kinds of human cancer cells and in vivo growth of SW-620 human tumor xenograft without the loss of body weight in nude mice.(More)
The relevance of MDR-1 gene expression to the multidrug resistance phenotype was investigated. Drug-resistant cells, KB-V1 and MCF7/ADR, constantly expressed mRNA of the MDR-1 gene and were more resistant to vinblastine and adriamycin than drug-sensitive cells, KB-3-1 and MCF7. The drug efflux rate of KB-V1 was the same as KB-3-1 although the MDR-1 gene was(More)
One of the most popular approaches to parameter adaptation in hidden Markov model (HMM) based systems is the maximum likelihood linear regression (MLLR) technique. In this letter, we extend MLLR to factored MLLR (FMLLR) in which the MLLR parameters depend on a continuous-valued control vector. Since it is practically impossible to estimate the MLLR(More)