Ji Hoon Jeong

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Oxidative stress resulting from excessive free-radical release is likely implicated in the initiation and progression of epilepsy. Therefore, antioxidant therapies aimed at reducing oxidative stress have received considerable attention in epilepsy treatment. However, much evidence suggests that oxidative stress does not always have the same pattern in all(More)
For efficient cancer therapy, small interfering RNA (siRNA) should be stably and efficiently delivered into the target tissue and readily taken up by cancer cells. To address these needs, a polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) micelle-based siRNA delivery system was developed for anti-angiogenic gene therapy. The interaction between poly(ethylene glycol)(More)
Among the putative mechanisms, by which extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic field (MF) may affect biological systems is that of increasing free radical life span in organisms. To test this hypothesis, we investigated whether ELF (60 Hz) MF can modulate antioxidant system in mouse brain by detecting chemiluminescence and measuring superoxide dismutase(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a multifunctional angiogenic growth factor that is a primary stimulant of the development and maintenance of a vascular network in the vascularization of solid tumors. It has been reported that a blockade of VEGF-mediated angiogenesis is a powerful method for tumor regression. RNA interference represents a(More)
We investigated an effect of extremely low frequency magnetic field (ELF-MF, 60 Hz) on hyperalgesia using hot plate test. The level of nitric oxide (NO) and the expression of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) were measured to determine if ELF-MF is engaged in NO mediated pain mechanism. Additionally, the involvement of Ca2+-dependent NO pathway in ELF-MF induced(More)
During our on-going attempts to develop a new skin-whitening agent, we identified a novel candidate compound KHG22394, a 2-imino-1,3-thiazoline derivative. Our data show that KHG22394 significantly inhibits melanin production in a dose-dependent manner, but that it does not directly inhibit tyrosinase, the rate limiting melanogenic enzyme. It has been(More)
Gene therapy provides great opportunities for treating diseases from genetic disorders, infections and cancer. To achieve successful gene therapy, development of proper gene delivery systems could be one of the most important factors. Several non-viral gene transfer methods have been developed to overcome the safety problems of their viral counterpart.(More)
A novel siRNA delivery system based on polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) micelles was introduced in this study. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) siRNA was conjugated to poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) via a disulfide linkage (siRNA-PEG). The siRNA-PEG conjugate could form PEC micelles by interacting with cationic polyethylenimine (PEI) as a core forming(More)
Poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles with anionic surface charge were surface coated with cationic di-block copolymer, poly(L-lysine)-poly(ethylene glycol)-folate (PLL-PEG-FOL) conjugate, for enhancing their site-specific intracellular delivery against folate receptor overexpressing cancer cells. The PLGA nanoparticles coated with the(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a potent angiogenic molecule specific for vascular endothelial cells, is overexpressed in most tumors and closely associated with tumor growth and metastasis. It has been shown that a soluble fragment of VEGF receptor Flt-1 (sFlt-1) has anti-angiogenic properties by way of its antagonist activity against VEGF. In(More)