Hye-young Yun

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Leucine-rich glioma inactivated 3 (LGI3) is a member of LGI/epitempin (EPTP) family. The biological function of LGI3 and its association with disease are not known. We previously reported that mouse LGI3 was highly expressed in brain in a developmentally and transcriptionally regulated manner. In this study, we identified syntaxin 1, a SNARE component in(More)
Membrane depolarization promotes neuronal survival through increases in intracellular calcium. Nitric oxide (NO) is a signaling molecule involved in many neuronal activity-dependent events. Since neuronal NO is generated by NO synthase (NOS) in a calcium-dependent manner and was shown to promote cell survival, we tested whether NO is involved in(More)
Leucine-rich glioma inactivated 3 (LGI3) is a secreted protein that belongs to LGI/epitempin family. LGI3 is highly expressed in brain in a transcriptionally and developmentally regulated manner. Here we found that LGI3 induced neurite outgrowth in Neuro-2a cells and dorsal root ganglia explants. LGI3 treatment or overexpression increased neurite outgrowth(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) has various physiological functions. However, uncontrolled overproduction of NO can be toxic in many pathologic conditions involving inflammatory tissue damage. In the present study, we examined effects of 23,24-dihydrocucurbitacin D (DHCD) isolated from the root of Bryonia alba L. on macrophage NO generation. DHCD (<80 microM) effectively(More)
This study investigated the effects of proline-serine (PS) and valine-serine (VS) dipeptides on melanogenesis in Mel-Ab cells. Proline-serine and VS significantly inhibited melanin synthesis in a concentration-dependent manner, though neither dipeptide directly inhibited tyrosinase activity in a cell-free system. Both PS and VS down-regulated the expression(More)
The purpose of this study is to characterize the effects of KHG26792 (3-(naphthalen-2-yl(propoxy) methyl)azetidine hydrochloride), a potential skin whitening agent, on melanin synthesis and identify the underlying mechanism of action. Our data showed that KHG26792 significantly reduced melanin synthesis in a dose-dependent manner. Additionally, KHG26792(More)
In this study we investigated the effects of fucoidan on the proliferation of fibroblasts and the reconstruction of a skin equivalent (SE). Fucoidan significantly stimulated the proliferation of CCD-25Sk human fibroblasts and Western blot analysis demonstrated that fucoidan markedly increased the expression of cyclin D1 and decreased the expression of p27.(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) plays a key role in attenuation of tumor growth by activated macrophages that generate large amount of cytotoxic/cytostatic free radicals. However, some tumor cells may survive from NO cytotoxicity and continue to proliferate to malignant tumors. Since a protooncogene product Ras was shown to be activated by NO, this study investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND Sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC) acts as a potent lipid mediator and signaling molecule in various cell types. In the present study, we investigated the effects of SPC on melanogenesis and SPC-modulated signaling pathways related to melanin synthesis. METHODS Melanin production was measured in Mel-Ab cells. A luciferase assay was used to(More)
Fucoidan, a fucose-rich sulfated polysaccharide derived from brown seaweed in the class Phaeophyceae, has been widely studied for its possible health benefits. However, the potential of fucoidan as a possible treatment for hyperpigmentation is not fully understood. This study investigated the effects of fucoidan on melanogenesis and related signaling(More)