Hey-Young Hong

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Smad7, an inhibitory Smad, acts as a key regulator forming autoinhibitory feedback loop in transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) signaling. However, a growing body of evidences suggests that Smad7 is capable of apoptotic function. In the present study, we have demonstrated a proapoptotic function of Smad7 as a negative regulator of survival protein heme(More)
Genipin, an aglycon of geniposide, has been reported to exhibit diverse pharmacological functions such as antitumor and anti-inflammatory effects. This study aimed to elucidate the anti-inflammatory mechanism of genipin, focusing particularly on the role of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), a potent anti-inflammatory enzyme. In RAW264.7 cells, genipin increased HO-1(More)
Cell division cycle 25A (Cdc25A), a dual specificity protein phosphatase, exhibits anti-apoptotic activity, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly characterized. Here we report that Cdc25A inhibits cisplatin-induced apoptotic cell death by stimulating nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) activity. In HEK-293 cells, Cdc25A decreased protein level of(More)
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