Ha-young Lee

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UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to develop a bifunctional iron oxide (IO) nanoparticle probe for PET and MRI scans of tumor integrin alphavbeta3 expression. METHODS Polyaspartic acid (PASP)-coated IO (PASP-IO) nanoparticles were synthesized using a coprecipitation method, and particle size and magnetic properties were measured. A phantom study(More)
The objective of this study was to review the natural history of extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma (EPSCC) with specific emphasis on clinical features, response to treatment and survival. The records of all patients (n=34) with EPSCC treated at Yeungnam University Medical Center and Catholic University of Daegu Medical Center between 1998 and 2005 were(More)
The purpose of this study was to synthesize biocompatible polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-coated iron oxide (PVP-IO) nanoparticles and to evaluate their efficacy as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent. The PVP-IO nanoparticles were synthesized by a thermal decomposition method and characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) play a key role in activating the immune response against invading pathogens as well as dying cells or tumors. Although the immune response can be initiated by the phagocytic activity by DCs, the molecular mechanism involved in this process has not been fully investigated. Trp-Lys-Tyr-Met-Val-Met-NH(2) (WKYMVM) stimulates the(More)
Phosphatidic acid (PA) is an important second messenger produced by the activation of numerous cell surface receptors. Recent data have suggested that PA regulates multiple cellular processes. In this study, we found that PA positively regulates the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced differentiation of RAW264.7 murine macrophage cells into dendritic-like(More)
Trp-Lys-Tyr-Met-Val-D-Met (WKYMVm) has been reported to stimulate monocytes, neutrophils, and dendritic cells (DCs). However, although WKYMVm has been reported to function as a DC chemoattractant, its role on DC maturation has not been examined. In this study, we investigated the effects of WKYMVm on human DC maturation. The costimulation of DCs with WKYMVm(More)
We report a direct synthesis of ultrasmall c(RGDyK) peptide-coated Fe3O4 NPs (<10 nm in hydrodynamic diameter) and demonstrate their in vivo tumor-specific targeting capability. The Fe3O4 NPs are synthesized by thermal decomposition of iron pentacarbonyl in the presence of 4-methylcatechol (4-MC), and the peptide is coupled to the nanoparticles through 4-MC(More)
Formyl peptide receptor-like 1 (FPRL1) plays a key role in the regulation of immune responses. The activation of FPRL1 induces a complicated pattern of cellular signaling, which results in the regulation of several immune responses, such as chemotactic migration and the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Because some of these cellular responses(More)
Although formyl peptide receptor like 2 (FPRL2) has been regarded as an important classical chemoattractant receptor, its functional role and signaling pathway have not been fully investigated, because of the lack of its specific ligand. Recently F2L, a heme-binding protein fragment peptide, has been reported as an FPRL2-selective endogenous agonist. In the(More)
Lysophosphatidylserine (LPS) was found to stimulate intracellular calcium increase in U87 human glioma cells. LPS also stimulated chemotactic migration of U87 human glioma cells, which was completely inhibited by pertussis toxin (PTX). Moreover, LPS was also found to stimulate ERK, p38 MAPK, JNK, and Akt activities in U87 cells. We observed that LPS-induced(More)