Jae Hoon Bahn

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In previous studies, it has been reported that Purkinje cell degeneration during seizure is evoked by excitotoxicity due to an increase in the intracellular Ca(2+) level, though calbindin D-28k (CB) and parvalbumin (PV), intracellular free calcium buffers, are abundantly colocalized in these cells. In the present study, we investigated the expressions of(More)
The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) Tat protein transduction domain (PTD), which contains a high proportion of arginine and lysine residues, is responsible for highly efficient protein transduction through the plasma membrane. To identify the role of the PTD sequence motif in transduction, various deletions and substitutions were introduced into(More)
In the present study, we investigated the temporal and spatial alterations of ceruloplasmin immunoreactivity in the gerbil hippocampus and dentate gyrus after 5 min transient forebrain ischemia. In sham-operated animals, ceruloplasmin immunoreactivity in the hippocampal CA2/3 areas was higher than that of other areas. Ceruloplasmin immunoreactivity and its(More)
A total of six hybridoma cell lines, which produce monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against the sheep brain pyridoxine-5'-phosphate oxidase (PNP oxidase), were established. Isotype analysis revealed that all antibodies corresponded to the IgG 2B kappa subclass. Immunoblotting with various tissue homogenates indicated that all the mAbs specifically recognize a(More)
It is well established that GABA degradation may play a key role in epileptogenesis. However, whether or not the expression of GABA-transaminase (GABA-T), which catalyzes GABA degradation and participates in the neuronal metabolism via GABA shunt, changes chronologically after on-set of seizure remains to be clarified. To identify the change of GABA-T(More)
gamma-Aminobutyric acid-transaminase (GABA-T) plays an important role in the metabolism of GABA, particularly in the neurons or glial cells. The present study was undertaken to determine the alteration of GABA-T expression in the gerbil hippocampus after ischemia-reperfusion. In the sham, GABA-T(+) neurons were scattered in the hippocampus proper and(More)
To identify the roles of pyridoxine-5'-phosphate (PNP) oxidase in epileptogenesis and the recovery mechanisms in spontaneous seizure, a chronological and comparative analysis of PNP oxidase expression was conducted. PNP oxidase immunoreactivity in a preseizure group of seizure-sensitive (SS) gerbils was detected more strongly than that in a(More)
To identify the roles of pyridoxal kinase (PLK) in epileptogenesis and the recovery mechanisms in spontaneous seizure, a chronological and comparative analysis of PLK expression in the gerbil hippocampus was conducted. PLK immunoreactivity in a pre-seizure group of seizure sensitive (SS) gerbils was more strongly detected than that in a seizure resistant(More)
An NAD+ dependent succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase from bovine brain was inactivated by pyridoxal-5'- phosphate. Spectral evidence is presented to indicate that the inactivation proceeds through formation of a Schiff's base with amino groups of the enzyme. After NaBH(4) reduction of the pyridoxal-5'-phosphate inactivated enzyme, it was observed that 3.8(More)
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system (CNS). Degradation of GABA in the CNS is catalyzed by the action of GABA transaminase (GABA-T). However, the neuroanatomical characteristics of GABA-T in the gerbil, which is a useful experimental animal in neuroscience, are still unknown.(More)