Jeongmin Lee

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Prion diseases are associated with the conformational conversion of the physiological form of cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) to the pathogenic form, PrP(Sc). Compounds that inhibit this process by blocking conversion to the PrP(Sc) could provide useful anti-prion therapies. However, no suitable drugs have been identified to date. To identify novel(More)
The aim of this study was to track the migration of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs) administered through a single intravenous injection and to observe the consequential therapeutic effects in a transgenic Alzheimer's disease mouse model. Ten-month-old APP/PS1 mice received a total injection of 1×10 cells through the(More)
—Increasingly, experts and interested laypeople are turning to the explosion of online data to form and explore hypotheses about relationships between public health intervention strategies and their possible impacts. We have engaged in a multi-year collaboration to use and design semantic techniques and tools to support the current and next generation of(More)
A robust method for the in vivo cloning of large gene clusters was developed based on homologous recombination (HR), requiring only the transformation of PCR products into Escherichia coli cells harboring a receiver plasmid. Positive clones were selected by an acquired antibiotic resistance, which was activated by the recruitment of a short ribosome-binding(More)
BACKGROUND Even though Curcuma longa L. possesses various biological activities, it has strong flavor and taste, which decrease consumer palatability and limit industrial applications in food. OBJECTIVE The present study investigates the effects of C. longa L. fermented with Aspergillus oryzae supplementation in 60% high-fat diet-induced obese rats(More)
Migration and invasion comprise key steps in cancer metastasis. Through the migration and invasion into and out of lymphatic and/or blood vessels, cancer cells can be spread out into the tissues in remote site from the origin. Degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM) must be preceded prior to the metastasis of cancer cells. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)(More)
Human prion diseases are caused by abnormal accumulation of misfolded prion protein in the brain tissue. Inherited prion diseases, including familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (fCJD), are associated with mutations of the prion protein gene (PRNP). The glutamate (E)-to-lysine (K) substitution at codon 200 (E200K) in PRNP is the most common pathogenic(More)
CONTEXT Chamaecyparis obtusa Sieb. & Zucc., Endlicher (Cupressaceae) forest bathing or aromatherapy has been shown in various studies to have biological functions such as anticancer, antiallergies, antiinflammatory, and antioxidant activity. However, no reports exist on the pharmacological or biological activities of the essential oil of C. obtusa (EOCO) or(More)