Jeong-Ho Lee

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Hepcidin is a cysteine-rich cationic antimicrobial peptide central to iron metabolism. We report a comparative analysis of the sequences, gene organization and expression of two hepcidin genes from olive flounder Paralichthys olivaceus. Both consist of two introns and three exons that encode a prepropeptide (81 amino acids for hepcidin I and 89 amino acids(More)
The chemical compositions, and antibacterial and antifungal effects of essential oils extracted from three coniferous species, Pinus densiflora, Cryptomeria japonica, and Chamaecyparis obtusa, were investigated. Gas chromatography mass analysis of the essential oils revealed that the major components and the percentage of each essential oil were 16.66%(More)
Cryptotanshinone (CT), a major tanshinone of medicinal plant Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, demonstrated strong antibacterial activity against clinic isolated methicillin and vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and VRSA) in this experiment. The CT was determined against clinic isolated MRSA 1-16 with MIC and MBC values ranging from 4 to 32 and 8 to(More)
This article documents the addition of 205 microsatellite marker loci to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database. Loci were developed for the following species: Bagassa guianensis, Bulweria bulwerii, Camelus bactrianus, Chaenogobius annularis, Creontiades dilutus, Diachasmimorpha tryoni, Dioscorea alata, Euhrychiopsis lecontei, Gmelina arborea, Haliotis(More)
Caspase 3 is a prominent mediator of apoptosis and participates in the cell death signaling cascade. In this study, caspase 3 was identified (Rbcasp3) and characterized from rock bream (Oplegnathus fasciatus). The full-length cDNA of Rbcasp3 is 2683 bp and contains an open reading frame of 849 bp, which encodes a 283 amino acid protein with a calculated(More)
Streptococcus iniae causes severe mortalities among cultured marine species, especially in the olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus), which is economically important in Korea and Japan. Recently, there has been growing concern regarding the emergence of S. iniae as a zoonotic pathogen. Here, 89 S. iniae isolates obtained from diseased olive flounders(More)
A Gram-negative, motile, non-spore-forming and lipolytic bacterial strain, designated Gung47(T), was isolated from a tidal flat on the west coast of Korea. Strain Gung47(T) grew optimally at 30 °C and with 2-5 % (w/v) NaCl. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strain Gung47(T) belonged to the genus Photobacterium. Strain(More)
Rapid diagnosis of peritonitis remains a significant goal in the management of patients who are maintained on peritoneal dialysis (PD). Several attempts to use leukocyte esterase reagent strips to diagnose peritonitis have been described. In the present study, we evaluated the usefulness of a new reagent strip, the PeriScreen Test Strip (Serim Research,(More)
Embolization of catheter fragments or fractured spring guidewires used during cardiac catheterization or fractured central venous pressure (CVP) lines is not uncommon. Although CVP lines are usually used in seriously ill patients, often with complications secondary to prior surgical intervention, if the catheter fragments are not removed they can give rise(More)
Oyaksungisan, the herbal prescription composed of eleven herbs, has been widely used in treatment of cerebral infarct in Oriental Medicine. However, the mechanisms by which the herbal formula affects on the production of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in cerebral infarction patients remain unknown yet. The secretory levels of pro-inflammatory(More)