Jae-Chun Ryu

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In yeast, trehalose-6-phosphate synthase is a key enzyme for trehalose biosynthesis, encoded by the structural gene TPS1. Trehalose affects sugar metabolism as well as osmoprotection against several environmental stresses, such as heat and desiccation. The TPS1 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae was engineered under the control of the CaMV 35S promoter for(More)
A novel method has been developed to simultaneously determine and quantify seven organic UV filters employing liquid (solid)-liquid extraction, derivatization with N-methyl-N-(trimethylsilyl) trifluoroacetamide (MSTFA) and gas chromatography with mass spectrometric detection in various environmental matrices. The UV filters determined were: benzophenone(More)
BACKGROUND Methotrexate (MTX) has been widely used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as a variety of tumors. However, MTX-induced pulmonary toxicity is a serious and unpredictable side effect of the therapy, which includes allergic, cytotoxic or immunologic reactions, and is a major clinical problem. OBJECTIVE To(More)
Sunscreens containing UV filters are recommended to reduce damage caused by solar UV radiation. Recently, benzophenone (BP)-type UV filters have become widely used as UV stabilizers in skin-moisturizing products and sunscreen lotions; however, very little information is available regarding the potential harmful effects of prolonged exposure to these(More)
The deletion (D) allele of the insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene is strongly associated with an increased level of circulating ACE. The ACE gene polymorphism may influence the production of angiotensin II (Ang II). It has been shown that Ang II modulates fibrinolysis, that is, Ang II increases plasminogen(More)
UNLABELLED The <em>Janus kinase 1</em> (JAK1) gene encodes a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase that is noncovalently associated with a variety of cytokine receptors and plays a nonredundant role in cell proliferation, survival, and differentiation. The mutated forms of JAK1 often altered the activation of JAK1 and then changed the activation of JAK1/STAT(More)
Methylmercury (MeHg) is well known as a neurotoxic chemical. However, little is mentioned about its neurotoxic mechanism or molecular target in human neuronal cells in particular. We show in this study that exposure of human neuronal cell line, SH-SY5Y, to MeHg dose- and time-dependently impairs viability and mRNA expression of selenoprotein W (SeW) with a(More)
Nano-silver (Ag) with antimicrobial activity is by far the most commercialized nano-compound. The hazards associated with human exposure to nanosized-silver should be investigated to facilitate the risk assessment process. Recent studies have shown that inflammatory, oxidative, genotoxic, and cytotoxic consequences are associated with silver particulate(More)
EphA3 is a component of the Eph/ephrin tyrosine kinase system, which participates in vasculature development. This receptor/ligand system is associated with various signaling pathways related to cell growth and viability, cytoskeletal organization, cell migration, and anti-apoptosis. Accumulated evidence suggests that aberrant regulation of EphA3 and its(More)
This paper describes the spectrum of mutations induced by 4-nitroquinoline N-oxide (4-NQO) in the lacI target gene of the transgenic Big Blue Rat2 cell line. There are only a few report for the mutational spectrum of 4-NQO in a mammalian system although its biological and genetic effects have been well studied. Big Blue Rat2 cells were treated with 0.03125,(More)