Jeong-Won Park

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The neuron-astrocyte synaptic complex is a fundamental operational unit of the nervous system. Astroglia regulate synaptic glutamate, via neurotransmitter transport by GLT1/EAAT2. Astroglial mechanisms underlying this essential neuron-glial communication are not known. We now show that presynaptic terminals regulate astroglial synaptic functions,(More)
Reactive oxygen or nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) generated endogenously or in response to environmental stress have long been implicated in tissue injury in the context of a variety of disease states. ROS/RNS can cause cell death by nonphysiological (necrotic) or regulated pathways (apoptotic). The mechanisms by which ROS/RNS cause or regulate apoptosis(More)
INTRODUCTION A triple antibiotic mixture of ciprofloxacin, metronidazole, and minocycline was used as an intracanal medicament in an attempt to disinfect the root canal system for revascularization of a tooth with a necrotic pulp. However, discoloration developed after applying the triple antibiotic mixture. METHODS Six weeks after a triple antibiotic(More)
This protocol describes the fabrication and use of a microfluidic device to culture central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system neurons for neuroscience applications. This method uses replica-molded transparent polymer parts to create miniature multi-compartment cell culture platforms. The compartments are made of tiny channels with(More)
BioAggregate is a new product that was formulated for root-end filling, perforation repair, and pulp capping. This study examined the chemical differences between white mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and BioAggregate in both powder and set forms using X-ray diffraction. The results showed that white MTA and BioAggregate have a similar chemical composition(More)
Gradients of secreted signaling proteins guide growing blood vessels during both normal and pathological angiogenesis. However, the mechanisms by which endothelial cells integrate and respond to graded distributions of chemotactic factors are still poorly understood. We have in this study investigated endothelial cell migration in response to hill-shaped(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics, distribution, and associated factors of longitudinal fractured teeth according to the well-defined criteria of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). METHODS One hundred seven teeth with longitudinal fracture from 103 patients were diagnosed and analyzed. The patients'(More)
Neurons, one of the most polarized types of cells, are typically composed of cell bodies (soma), dendrites, and axons. Many events such as electric signal transmission, axonal transport, and local protein synthesis occur in the axon, so that a method for isolating axons from somata and dendrites is required for systematically investigating these axonal(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the inhibitory effect of ursolic acid (UA)-containing composites on Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) biofilm. MATERIALS AND METHODS Composite resins with five different concentrations (0.04, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, and 1.0 wt%) of UA (U6753, Sigma Aldrich) were prepared, and their flexural strengths were measured according to ISO 4049. To(More)
Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.) cv. Miyagawa wase was achieved with reasonable transformation efficiency of about 22%, which was the percentage of transgenic plantlets confirmed by genomic PCR (37 plantlets/168 hygromycin-resistant calli). Embryogenic calli of Miyagawa wase were infected with Agrobacterium(More)