Hye-Young Park

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Controlled release of membrane-tethered, dormant precursors is an intriguing activation mechanism that regulates diverse cellular functions in eukaryotes. An exquisite example is the proteolytic activation of membrane-bound transcription factors. The proteolytic cleavage liberates active transcription factors from the membranes that can enter the nucleus(More)
Shoot apical meristem (SAM) development is coordinately regulated by two interdependent signaling events: one maintaining stem cell identity and the other governing the initiation of lateral organs from the flanks of the SAM. The signaling networks involved in this process are interconnected and are regulated by multiple molecular mechanisms. Class III(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common primary cancer associated with high incidences of genetic variations including chromosome instability. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the major causes of HCC. However, no previous work has assessed whether HCV proteins are associated with the induction of chromosome(More)
STAT4, which plays a pivotal role in Th1 immune responses, enhances IFN-gamma transcription in response to the interaction of IL-12 with the IL-12R. Mice deficient in STAT4 lack IL-12-induced IFN-gamma production and Th1 differentiation and display a predominantly Th2 phenotype. Although these findings indicate that STAT4 expression levels are important for(More)
The flavonoid quercetin is a low molecular weight substance found in fruits and vegetables. Aside from its anti-oxidative effect, quercetin, like other flavonoids, has a wide range of neuropharmacological actions. The α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7 nAChR) has a Ca(2+)-binding site, is highly permeable to the Ca(2+) ion, and plays important roles in(More)
STAT6 transcription factor, which has been implicated in commitment to Th2, is known to be activated by IL-4 and IL-13. Accordingly, STAT6 is primarily responsible for the transcriptional effects of IL-4 and IL-13. STAT6-deficient mice are known to have defective IL-4-mediated functions, such as B cell proliferation, Th2 cell development and IgE secretion;(More)
Oncocytoma arises from the ductal cell lining of apocrine glandular structures. It can occur in various organs such as the kidneys, adrenal gland, thyroid, and the ocular adnexa. Oncocytomas derived from the lacrimal gland are extremely rare. Although a MEDLINE search of the world literature from 1959 to the present found ten well-documented lacrimal gland(More)
BACKGROUND The actin cytoskeleton in podocytes is essential for the maintenance of its normal structure and function. Its disruption is a feature of podocyte foot-process effacement and is associated with proteinuria. α-Actinin-4 in podocytes serves as a linker protein binding the actin filaments of the cytoskeleton. METHODS To investigate the effect of(More)
Synthesis of biologically active antibody conjugated quantum dots (QDs) has been of great importance in cellular imaging and diagnostics. Cetuximab (or Erbitux) is the first monoclonal antibody drug which targets the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) overexpressed in most cancer cells. In the present work, we investigated three different conjugation(More)