Hyun Jung Alvarez Oh

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Huntington's disease (HD) is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder caused by abnormal expansion of CAG in the huntingtin gene. In R6/2 HD transgenic mice, human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) can slow disease progression via secretion of multiple paracrine growth factors. In order to prompt autologous ASCs transplantation in HD, we isolated ASCs from(More)
Genetic defects in the dystrophin-associated protein complex (DAPC) are responsible for a variety of pathological conditions including muscular dystrophy, cardiomyopathy, and vasospasm. Conserved DAPC components from humans to Caenorhabditis elegans suggest a similar molecular function. C. elegans DAPC mutants exhibit a unique locomotory deficit resulting(More)
The establishment and maintenance of proper attachment of kinetochores to microtubules are required to prevent chromosome missegregation and consequent chromosomal instability and tumorigenesis. Although MST1 (mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1) has been implicated in many aspects of cell cycle regulation and tumor suppression [1], its precise mechanism of(More)
BACKGROUND The Ste-20 family kinase Hippo restricts cell proliferation and promotes apoptosis for proper organ development in Drosophila. In C. elegans, Hippo homolog also regulates longevity. The mammalian Ste20-like protein kinase, Mst1, plays a role in apoptosis induced by various types of apoptotic stress. Mst1 also regulates peripheral naïve T cell(More)
In this study, in vitro RNA binding by members of the mammalian 70-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp) family was examined. We show that Hsp/Hsc70 and Hsp110 proteins preferentially bound AU-rich RNA in vitro. Inhibition of RNA binding by ATP suggested the involvement of the N-terminal ATP-binding domain. By using deletion mutants of Hsp110 protein, a diverged(More)
The large conductance, voltage- and calcium-dependent potassium (BK) channel serves as a major negative feedback regulator of calcium-mediated physiological processes and has been implicated in muscle dysfunction and neurological disorders. In addition to membrane depolarization, activation of the BK channel requires a rise in cytosolic calcium.(More)
In this study we determined whether or not 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) has an effect on the pacemaker activities of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) from the mouse small intestine. The actions of 5-HT on pacemaker activities were investigated using a whole-cell patch-clamp technique, intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)](i)) analysis, and RT-PCR in ICC.(More)
The dystrophin-associated protein complex (DAPC) consists of several transmembrane and intracellular scaffolding elements that have been implicated in maintaining the structure and morphology of the vertebrate neuromuscular junction (NMJ). Genetic linkage analysis has identified loss-of-function mutations in DAPC genes that give rise to degenerative(More)
The purpose of this study is to provide a user-friendly Excel simulation tool for primary care practices to manage appointment schedules which accommodate multiple patient types and stochastic service times for the nurse and provider steps in patient flow. The key features of the Excel tool are: a color-coded schedule of each provider; a Gantt chart as a(More)
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