Eun Jin Choi

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An enrichment culture was established using seawater containing BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene) compounds to isolate a BTEX-degrading bacterium from contaminated sea-tidal flat. The enriched microbial communities were characterized by 16S rRNA-based DGGE profiling, which indicated that a Janibacter species was dominant during the(More)
A novel Gram-staining-negative, moderately halophilic and strictly aerobic bacterium, designated strain 112(T), was isolated from a tidal flat at Taean, Korea. Cells were catalase- and oxidase-positive ovoids to rods and did not produce bacteriochlorophyll a. Optimum growth of strain 112(T) was observed at 30 °C, at pH 6.5-7.5 and in the presence of 2-4 %(More)
Kimchi is often stored for a long period of time for a diet during the winter season because it is an essential side dish for Korean meals. In this study pH, abundance of bacteria and yeasts, bacterial communities, and metabolites were monitored periodically to investigate the fermentation process of kimchi for 120 d. Bacterial abundance increased quickly(More)
The present study was performed to investigate the effects of equol on oxidative stress and the antioxidant defense system in the livers of mice. Mice were orally administered equol at either 5 or 25 mg/kg body weight/day for 1, 3, or 7 wk. Equol administration significantly inhibited biomarkers of oxidative stress (thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances(More)
A Gram-staining positive, facultative aerobic bacterium, designated strain RH-N24T, was isolated from naked barley in South Korea. Cells of the isolate were observed to be motile rods by means of peritrichous flagella and showed catalase-positive and oxidase-negative reactions. Growth of strain RH-N24T was observed at 4–40 °C (optimum: 35–37 °C) and at pH(More)
Maesil (the fruit of Prunus mume Siebold & Zucc.) has long been used as an alternative medicine and functional food in Korea and Japan for preventive and therapeutic purposes. We examined the laxative effect of unripe Maesil (UM) and ripe Maesil (RM) in a rat model on constipation induced by a low-fibre diet and the possible mechanisms of Maesil in the rat(More)
PURPOSE The neuroprotective effects of erythropoietin (EPO) have been recently shown in many animal models of brain injury, including hypoxic-ischemic (HI) encephalopathy, trauma, and excitotoxicity; however, limited data are available for such effects during the neonatal periods. Therefore, we investigated whether recombinant human EPO (rHuEPO) can protect(More)
BACKGROUND Dyslipidemia, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), is more prevalent in middle-aged women than in men of the same age in Korea. This study, the first national survey that focused on cholesterol in Korean women, aimed to: (1) assess their awareness and knowledge of cholesterol, (2) evaluate their risk reduction behavior, and (3) examine(More)
Six new bis-spirolabdane-type diterpenoids, leosibirinone A (1), 3alpha-acetoxyleoheteronone C (2), leosibirinone B (3), 3alpha-hydroxyleoheteronone A (4), 3alpha-acetoxyleoheteronone E (5), and 3alpha-acetoxy-15-epileoheteronone E (6), were isolated from the aerial parts of Leonurus sibiricus. Their structures were identified on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR,(More)