I-H Choi

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Constitutive IL-18 expression is detected from many different cells, including macrophages, keratinocytes, and osteoblasts. It has been known that IL-18 gene expression is regulated by two different promoters (p1 promoter and p2 promoter). When RAW 264.7 macrophages were treated with IFN-gamma, IL-18 gene expression was increased in a dose- and(More)
LIM kinases (LIMKs) regulate actin polymerization by phosphorylating cofilin and are predominantly expressed in neural tissue. In this study, the effect of LIMK1 overexpression in PC12 cell apoptosis was investigated. PC12 cells overexpressing the wild-type LIMK1 were more resistant to serum-withdrawal-induced cell death and the level of caspase 3(More)
Amphibians were phylogenetically the first vertebrates to leave the aquatic environment and cope with terrestrial conditions including effects of gravity and substrate on movement and communication. Studies of extant primitive amphibians, which have conserved ancestral morphology and behavior, may help us to understand how gravitational adaptation from(More)
This study describes the involvement of the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) during interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) signaling in fetal brain astrocytes. In some pathological conditions of brain, p38 MAPK transduces stress-related signals, increases expression of proinflammatory cytokines, and induces cellular damage or apoptosis. In astrocytes, the(More)
Fas expression increases in perinecrotic areas of glioblastoma. In this study the up-regulation of Fas/FasL by oxidative stress was shown. H(2)O(2) exposure increased Fas expression in two astrocytoma cell lines and cells became sensitive to agonistic anti-Fas antibody. FasL was up-regulated in astrocytoma cells. Apoptosis of Molt-4 cells was augmented by(More)
Limbs and supporting structures of an organism experience a full weight of its own when it lands from water, because neutral buoyancy in the aquatic habitat will be no longer available in the terrestrial world. Metamorphosis of anuran amphibians presents a good research model to examine how this transition from non-loading to weight-loading affects(More)
Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) is a major pro-inflammatory cytokine inducing the synthesis and release of many inflammatory mediators. It is involved in immune regulation, autoimmune diseases, and inflammation. Our previous study demonstrated that acanthoic acid, (-)-pimara-9(11), 15-dien-19-oic acid, a pimaradiene diterpene isolated from(More)
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