Geun Bae Rha

Learn More
Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) is the rate-limiting enzyme for triacylglycerol (TAG) hydrolysis in adipocytes. The precise mechanisms whereby ATGL is regulated remain uncertain. Here, we demonstrate that a protein encoded by G(0)/G(1) switch gene 2 (G0S2) is a selective regulator of ATGL. G0S2 is highly expressed in adipose tissue and differentiated(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are nuclear receptors which down-regulate inflammatory signaling pathways. Therefore, we hypothesized that alterations of PPAR functions can contribute to human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1)-induced dysfunction of brain endothelial cells. Indeed, treatment with HIV-1 transactivator of transcription(More)
Interleukin-8/CXCL8 (IL-8) is a prominent factor that modulates endothelial cell proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis. Therefore, the present study focused on the regulatory mechanisms of IL-8 expression induced by environmental pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Treatment of human microvascular endothelial cells (HMECs) with(More)
Unique nuclear receptor Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 4α (HNF4α) is an essential transcriptional regulator for early development and proper function of pancreatic ß-cells, and its mutations are monogenic causes of a dominant inherited form of diabetes referred to as Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young 1 (MODY1). As a gene-specific transcription factor, HNF4α(More)
Interleukin-8/CXCL8 (IL-8) is a prominent factor that modulates endothelial cell proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis. Therefore, the present study focused on the regulatory mechanisms of IL-8 expression induced by environmental pollutants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Treatment of human microvascular endothelial cells (HMEC) with(More)
  • 1