Heeyeong Cho

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Fucoidan, a sulfated polysaccharide, has various biological activities, such as anticancer, antiangiogenic and antiinflammatory effects; however, the mechanisms of action of fucoidan on anticancer activity have not been fully elucidated. The anticancer effects of fucoidan from Undaria pinnatifida on A549 human lung carcinoma cells were examined. Treatment(More)
KKHA-761, 1-{4-[3-(3,4-dimethoxy-phenyl)-isoxazol-5-yl]-butyl}-4-(2-methoxy-phenyl)-piperazine, has a high affinity (Ki=3.85 nM) for human dopamine D3 receptor with about 70-fold selectivity over the human dopamine D(2L) receptor (Ki=270 nM). KKHA-761 also showed high affinity for cloned human 5-HT1A receptor (Ki=6.4 nM). KKHA-761 exhibited D3 and 5-HT1A(More)
Chrysin, a natural flavone compound found in plants, has anti-inflammatory activity that has been previously explained in part by the suppression of promoter activities of pro-inflammatory enzymes, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). Here we present evidence that several chrysin derivatives modulate the activities, as well(More)
1-(2-ethoxy-phenyl)-4-[3-(3-thiophen-2-yl-isoxazolin-5-yl)-propyl]-piperazine (KCH-1110), has a high affinity for human dopamine D3 (hD3) receptor (Ki=1.28 nM) with about 90-fold selectivity over the human dopamine D2L (hD2L) receptor. Antipsychotic or antidopaminergic activity of KCH-1110 was investigated in the models for the positive symptoms of(More)
Non-collagenous (NC-1) fragments at the C-terminus of basement membrane collagen IV, XV and XIII have been implicated as negative regulators of angiogenesis. Endostatin is an endogenous carboxyl-terminal fragment of collagen XVIII/NC-1, suppressing endothelial cell proliferation, migration in vitro and tumor growth in mouse models. Endostatin can bind zinc(More)
A series of dinaphtho[1,2-b;2',3'-d]furan-7,12-dione derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for inhibitory activities against receptor tyrosine kinases. The naphthofuroquinone compounds with dialkylaminoethoxy group at C(5)-position (7, 8, 10, and 11) manifested strong inhibitory activities against epidermal growth factor receptor and vascular(More)
5-HT7 receptor (5-HT7R) is a promising target for the treatment of depression and neuropathic pain. 5-HT7R antagonists exhibited antidepressant effects, while the agonists produced strong anti-hyperalgesic effects. In our efforts to discover selective 5-HT7R antagonists or agonists, N-biphenylylmethyl 2-methoxyphenylpiperazinylalkanamides 1 were designed,(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and lethal primary brain tumor of the central nervous system (CNS). As an attempt to identify drugs for GBM therapeutics, phenotypic assays were used to screen 1000 chemicals from a clinical compound library. GBM subtypes exhibited different capabilities to induce angiogenesis when cultured on Matrigel;(More)
Thioredoxin (Trx), a small redox protein, is overexpressed in a number of tumors, however, its roles in tumor cells were not defined well. To investigate the effect of Trx, we transfected Trx or antisense Trx vectors into HT1080 cells. Trx-overexpressed HT1080 cells induced migration of endothelial cells through Flt-1 vascular endothelial growth factor(More)