Ho Jin Sung

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Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a proinflammatory CXC chemokine that has been associated with the promotion of neutrophil chemotaxis, degranulation, and the pathogenesis of several neutrophil-infiltrating chronic inflammatory diseases. In the current study, we generated and characterized a 2'-fluoro-pyrimidine modified RNA aptamer (8A-35) against human IL-8. The(More)
Previously, we reported that a novel secretory protein, pancreatic adenocarcinoma up-regulated factor (PAUF), which is highly expressed in pancreatic cancer and mediates the growth and metastasis of pancreatic cancer cells. In this study, we generated and characterized a 2'-fluoropyrimidine modified RNA aptamer (P12FR2) directed against human PAUF. P12FR2(More)
Recently, apelin has been shown to be a novel angiogenic factor in various cancers including lung, breast and brain cancer. However, there is limited information regarding the expression and role of apelin in oral cavity cancer. In this study, we determined that apelin expression was localized in the cytoplasm of oral squamous cell carcinoma at various(More)
PURPOSE Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the major cause of blindness among persons aged 60 years and older. The current approved therapies for AMD are exclusively limited to inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor. However, substantial improvement in vision occurs in only one-third of patients treated with vascular endothelial growth factor(More)
The tubby protein (Tub), a putative transcription factor, plays important roles in the maintenance and function of neuronal cells. A splicing defect-causing mutation in the 3'-end of the tubby gene, which is predicted to disrupt the carboxy-terminal region of the Tub protein, causes maturity-onset obesity, blindness, and deafness in mice. Although this(More)
The catalytic cysteine of certain members of the peroxiredoxin (Prx) family can be hyperoxidized to cysteinesulfinic acid during reduction of peroxides. Sulfiredoxin is responsible for the ATP-dependent reduction of cysteinesulfinic acid (SO2H) of hyperoxidized Prx. Here we report the NMR solution structure of human sulfiredoxin (hSrx), both with and(More)
Aptamers have recently emerged as reliable and promising targeting agents in the field of biology. However, their therapeutic potential has yet to be completely assessed due to their poor pharmacokinetics for systemic administration. Here, we describe a novel aptamer-antibody complex, designated an "oligobody" (oligomer+antibody) that may overcome the(More)
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