Ji-Houn Kang

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Trans-10, cis-12-conjugated linoleic acid (t10c12-CLA) has been shown to alter immune function. PPARgamma has been shown to potentially play an important role in regulating inflammatory and immune responses by modulating the activity of monocytes and macrophages. Previous studies have indicated that the phagocytic capacity of porcine peripheral blood(More)
The aim of this study was to assess age-related changes and anatomic variation in trabecular bone mineral density (tBMD) using quantitative computed tomography (QCT) in normal cats. Seventeen normal cats were included in this study and divided into the following 3 age groups:<6 months (n=4), 2-5 years (n=10) and >6 years (n=3). A computed tomographic scan(More)
The aim of this study was to examine whether tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha expression in the phagocytic activity of RAW macrophages by trans10-cis12 (10t-12c) conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is associated with peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) activation. 10t-12c CLA induced the TNF-alpha expression in RAW macrophages.(More)
The activation of PPARγ by ligands, including conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers, plays an important role in the immune response. Among CLA isomers, trans-10, cis-12 (t10c12)-CLA is known to participate in the modulation of pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of t10c12-CLA on PPARγ activation, NF-κB(More)
This study was conducted to determine whether serum adipokine concentrations differed between healthy dogs and dogs with diabetes mellitus (DM). To accomplish this, 19 dogs with newly diagnosed DM were compared to 20 otherwise healthy dogs. The serum concentrations of visfatin, leptin, IL-1β, IL-6, IL-18, and TNF-α were significantly higher in diabetic dogs(More)
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) can stimulate or inhibit immune cell function, and among CLA isomers, trans-10, cis-12 (t10c12)-CLA was shown to participate in the modulation of pro- or anti-inflammatory cytokine secretion. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of t10c12-CLA on tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α production by lipopolysaccharide(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether in vitro treatment with trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid (t10c12-CLA) restores the phagocytic capacity and oxidative burst activity (OBA) of canine polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leukocytes (PMNs) exposed to methylprednisolone sodium succinate (MPSS). SAMPLE POPULATION Peripheral blood PMNs obtained from 12 healthy(More)
The chemotaxis of porcine peripheral blood polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) was enhanced by culture supernatant from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) treated with trans10-cis12 (10t-12c) conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) or by porcine recombinant (pr) interleukin (IL)-8. To identify this chemotactic inducing factor, the culture supernatant from 10t-12c(More)
A 6-month-old male crossbred dog weighing 0.78 kg was presented with acute bilateral immature cataracts, intermittent diarrhea and growth retardation. The clinical manifestations and laboratory findings were suggestive of concurrent juvenile diabetes mellitus (DM) and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). Moreover, the DM was associated with a decreased(More)
Trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid (t10c12-CLA) has been reported to enhance phagocyte function. Clostridium difficile toxin B (TcdB) has been known to inhibit Ras-homologous (Rho) guanosine triphosphatases (GTPases) which play essential roles in neutrophil immune functions. Here, we examined whether in vitro treatment with t10c12-CLA modulates the(More)