Haengseok Song

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The expression of NKX3.1, a transcriptional regulator and tumor suppressor gene in prostate cancer, is downregulated during early stages of prostate tumorigenesis. However, little is known of the alterations in gene expression that occur as a result of this event. We combined laser capture microdissection and gene expression profiling to analyse the(More)
The mouse diaphanous 2 (mDia2) protein belongs to the formin family and has been shown to nucleate actin filaments and stabilize microtubules, thus indicating a role in cytoskeleton organization. Our previous study, which showed that mDia2 specifically localizes to spindle poles of metaphase I mouse oocytes and NIH3T3 cells, provided the first evidence of(More)
DGCR8 is an RNA-binding protein that interacts with DROSHA to produce pre-microRNA in the nucleus, while DICER generates not only mature microRNA, but also endogenous small interfering RNAs in the cytoplasm. Here, we produced Dgcr8 conditional knock-out mice using progesterone receptor (PR)-Cre (Dgcr8(d/d)) and demonstrated that canonical microRNAs(More)
Multipotent perivascular cells (PVCs) have recently gained attention as an alternative source for cell-based regenerative medicine. Because of their rarity in human tissues, the development of efficient methods to isolate and expand PVCs from various fetal and adult tissues is necessary to obtain a clinically relevant number of cells that maintain(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify useful clinical factors for the identification of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who would benefit from in vitro maturation (IVM) treatment without exhibiting compromised pregnancy outcomes. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was performed of 186 consecutive patients with PCOS who(More)
Two female sex steroid hormones, estrogen and progesterone, are crucial regulators of many physiological functions of reproductive organs. These two hormones are versatile factors linking growth, differentiation, metabolism, and death of cells in the uterus. In recent years, it has become evident that autophagy is involved in the effects of estrogen and(More)
Aside from its importance in reproduction, estrogen (E2) is known to regulate the proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells in rodents. However, the regulatory role of E2 in human hematopoietic system has not been investigated. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of E2 on hematopoietic differentiation using human(More)
Intimate two-way interactions between the implantation-competent blastocyst and receptive uterus are prerequisite for successful embryo implantation. In humans, recurrent/repeated implantation failure (RIF) may occur due to altered uterine receptivity with aberrant gene expression in the endometrium as well as genetic defects in embryos. Several studies(More)
Aimp1 is known as a multifunctional cytokine in various cellular events. Recent study showed Aimp1 is localized in glandular epithelial, endothelial, and stromal cells in functionalis and basalis layers of the endometrium. However, the regulatory mechanism of Aimp1 in the uterus remains unknown. In the present study, we found that Aimp1 is expressed in the(More)
The early growth response (Egr) family of zinc finger transcription factors consists of 4 members. During an investigation of Egr factor localization in mouse ovaries, we noted that Egr3 exhibits a subcellular localization that overlaps with the meiotic spindle in oocytes. Using Egr3-specific antibodies, we establish that Egr3 co-localizes with the spindle(More)