Jee Young Chung

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Gene therapy by engineered nucleases is a genetic intervention being investigated for curing the hereditary disorders by targeting selected genes with specific nucleotides for establishment, suppression, abolishment of a function or correction of mutation. Here, we review the fast developing technology of targeted genome engineering using site specific(More)
Effective intracellular level of a platinum anti-cancer drug, cisplatin, following repeated injections can be decreased either by the active efflux via ATP pump or by interactions with glutathione and metallothionein. Cisplatin in cytoplasm preferably binds to cysteine-rich proteins such as glutathione and metallothionein (MT). Detoxification of cisplatin(More)
Cells naturally sense and actively response to their environment. Cell-therapy has long been studied and shown therapeutic effects in various diseases. However, several hurdles should be overcome to improve cell-based therapy. Gene delivery-mediated cellular modification has shown improvement of cell function by obstacle gene silencing and therapeutic gene(More)
Angiogenesis mainly mediated by upregulation of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) provides a hallmark of rapidly proliferating tumor cells and an essential component of the tumor growth and microenvironment, making it a targetable process for antitumor therapy. RNA interference (RNAi) provides a very effective tool for developing antitumor(More)
Endothelial dysfunction combined with inflammation leads to atherosclerosis. Endothelium-specific delivery of therapeutic agents at the cellular level-specifically in vivo-is still a difficult task for proper management of atherosclerosis. We designed a redox-sensitive poly(oligo-l-arginine) (rsPOLA) playing dual roles as an endothelium α-2(More)
A subset of phagocytes including inflammatory monocytes in blood migrate and give rise to macrophages in inflammatory tissues which generated the idea that blood monocytes are the therapeutic targets for drug delivery. Fc gamma receptor I (CD64) is a membrane receptor for the Fc region of immunoglobulin G, primarily expressed on monocyte-lineage, and H22 a(More)
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