Hwa Jun Cha

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Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most deadly type of cancer worldwide. Although a number of therapies are used in NSCLC treatment, their therapeutic efficacy remains low. Lenalidomide was originally approved for use in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes, which are associated with 5q deletions, and multiple myeloma. Recently, lenalidomide was(More)
p-Phenylenediamine (PPD), a black dye used in hair coloring and tattoos, irritates the skin, leading to cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are well known regulators of these side effects. The aim of the present study was to evaluate PPD-induced miRNA expression profile alterations in human(More)
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation impairs intracellular functions by directly damaging DNA and by indirectly generating reactive oxygen species (ROS), which induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. UV radiation can also alter gene expression profiles, including those of mRNA and microRNA (miRNA). The effects of UV radiation on cellular functions and gene expression(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are an important etiological factor for the induction of dermal papilla cell senescence and hair loss, which is also known alopecia. Arctiin is an active lignin isolated from Arctium lappa and has anti-inflammation, anti-microbial, and anti-carcinogenic effects. In the present study, we(More)
BACKGROUND We are continually exposed to low-dose radiation (LDR) in the range 0.1 Gy from natural sources, medical devices, nuclear energy plants, and other industrial sources of ionizing radiation. There are three models for the biological mechanism of LDR: the linear no-threshold model, the hormetic model, and the threshold model. OBJECTIVE We used(More)
BACKGROUND Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) induces androgenic alopecia by shortening the hair follicle growth phase, resulting in hair loss. We previously demonstrated how changes in the microRNA (miRNA) expression profile influenced DHT-mediated cell death, cell cycle arrest, cell viability, the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and senescence.(More)
Para-phenylenediamine (PPD) is a major component of hair coloring and black henna products. Although it has been largely demonstrated that PPD induces allergic reactions and increases the risk of tumors in the kidney, liver, thyroid gland and urinary bladder, the effect on dermal papilla cells remains to be elucidated. Therefore, the current study evaluated(More)
Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) is a chemically based polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) that is readily absorbed by the skin. BaP is metabolized to BaP-diol-epoxide by cytochromes P-450 1A1/2 (CYP1A1/2) and cytochromes P-450 1B1 (CYP1B1) in the cytosol. BaP and its metabolites induce genotoxicity and cancer. Although BaP easily accumulates in melanin-containing(More)
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