In Sik Hwang

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In oriental medicine, Liriope platyphylla (LP) has long been regarded as a curative herb useful for the treatment of diabetes, asthma, and neurodegenerative disorders. The principal objective of this study was to assess the effects of steaming time and frequency for manufactured Red LP (RLP) on insulin secretion ability and insulin receptor signaling(More)
PURPOSE We determined the clinical significance of prostate specific antigen half-time and prostate specific antigen doubling time after the prostate specific antigen nadir as predictors of the response to androgen deprivation therapy for metastatic prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 131 patients with metastatic prostate cancer treated with(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE A variety of previous pharmacological studies have suggested that Liriope platyphylla may exert beneficial biological effects on inflammation, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorder, obesity, and atopic dermatitis (AD). AIM OF THE STUDY The therapeutic effect of aqueous extract of Liriope platyphylla (AEtLP) on AD was(More)
Exercise training is highly correlated with the reduced glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS), although it enhanced insulin sensitivity, glucose uptake and glucose transporter expression to reduce severity of diabetic symptoms. This study investigated the impact of short-term swimming exercise on insulin regulation in the Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rat as a(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effects of gomisin A, a lignan compound isolated from Schisandra chinensis, against liver and kidney damage induced by CCl(4) exposure. We assessed alterations in organ weights, levels of serum biochemical indicators, and activation of the caspase-3 and MAPK signaling pathways and carried out(More)
The herb Liriope platyphylla (LP) has been considered to have curative properties for diabetes, asthma and neurodegenerative disorders. To examine the effects of steaming time and frequency of manufactured red LP (RLP) on the nerve growth factor (NGF) secretion ability and NGF receptor signaling pathway, the NGF(More)
Pen-2 is a key regulator of the γ-secretase complex, which is involved in the production of the amyloid β (Aβ)-42 peptides, which ultimately lead to Alzheimer's disease (AD). While Pen-2 has been studied in vitro, Pen-2 function in vivo in the brains of transgenic (Tg) mice overexpressing human Pen-2 (hPen-2) protein has not been studied. This study aimed(More)
Red Liriope platyphylla (RLP) manufactured by two repeated steps (steaming and drying) stimulates the insulin secretion ability and glucose receptor signaling pathway in an animal model for type I diabetes. This study examined the levels of glucose and lipid metabolism-related factors in a useful animal model for type II diabetes with obesity following RLP(More)
Oxidative stress and oxidative photodamage induced by UV radiation can cause serious skin damage that is characterized by wrinkling, roughness, laxity and pigmentation. The effects of a sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) fruit blend (SFB) containing sea buckthorn fruit extract, blueberry extract and collagen on UV-induced skin aging were examined by(More)
Telomere length has been suggested to be a cellular marker for age-related diseases as well as psychosocial stress. The present study investigated whether telomere length is associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans exposed to combat trauma in the Vietnam War. The potentially associated factors on cellular aging were considered.(More)