Han Geun Kim

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Bacterial peptidoglycans (PGNs) are recognized by the host's innate immune system. This process is mediated by the NOD/CARD family of proteins, which induces inflammation by activating nuclear factor (NF)-κB. Excessive activation of monocytes by Shigella flexneri PGN (flexPGN) leads to serious inflammatory diseases such as intestinal bowel diseases (IBD)(More)
In this study, we investigated changes in protein expression of fish cells induced by infection of infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) using two-dimensional electrophoresis and matrix-assisted laser desorption-time of flight proton motive force analysis and identified a novel type of salmon annexin 1 that is induced in fish cells by infection with(More)
In this study, the effect of Lactobacillus plantarum lipoteichoic acid (pLTA) on LPS-induced MAPK activation, NF-kappaB activation, and the expression of TNF-alpha and IL-1R-associated kinase M (IRAK-M) was examined. The expression of the pattern recognition receptor and the survival rate of mice were also examined. pLTA pretreatment inhibited the(More)
The effect of Lactobacillus plantarum genomic DNA on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation, nuclear factor-kappa B activation, and the expressions of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase M, and the pattern recognition receptor were examined. Pretreatment of p-gDNA inhibited the(More)
The vector pCW5 with plasmid pC7, originally isolated in Lactobacillus paraplantarum C7 derived from kimchi, was constructed using a p32 strong promoter, the pC7 replicon, and green fluorescent protein (GFP) as the reporter. The constructed vector was transformed into E. coli and Leuconostoc mesenteroides, and GFP expression detected using a Western blot(More)
In this study, the stimulatory effects of different lactic acid bacteria strains, and their subcellular fractions, on the THP-1 cell line were evaluated. Lactobacillus plantarum was found in particular to induce high levels of IL-23p19 mRNA, but it moderately induced TNF-alpha production. IL-10 production was not entirely affected by L. plantarum(More)
We studied centrifugation-mediated mechanical stress-induced tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) production in the monocyte-like cell line THP-1. The induction of TNF-alpha by mechanical stress was dependent on the centrifugation speed and produced the highest level of TNF-alpha after 1 h of stimulation. TNF-alpha production returned to normal levels(More)
Lipoteichoic acid (LTA) from Staphylococcus aureus (aLTA) and from Lactobacillus plantarum LTA (pLTA) are both recognized by Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), but cause different stimulatory effects on the innate immune and inflammatory responses, and their underlying cellular mechanisms are unknown. In this study, comparative proteome analysis was performed(More)
Using linker insertion mutations, we determined the most stable region of the parE gene which encodes a toxic protein (ParE) that inhibits growth of Escherichia coli. The toxicity of ParE was sustained until a 144 bp linker was inserted into this region. We have developed a 3′ T-overhang vector based on these characteristics of the GST-ParE toxin, and named(More)