Ji Hye Yoon

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Neurodegenerative disorders are strongly associated with oxidative stress, which is induced by reactive oxygen species including hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂). Epidemiological studies have suggested that coffee may be neuroprotective, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this effect have not been clarified. In this study, we investigated the protective(More)
OBJECTIVES Coexpression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) has been reported in tumor cells, suggesting the presence of an autocrine VEGF/VEGFR-2 growth pathway in solid tumors. Thus, we hypothesize that the presence of this autocrine pathway in colon cancer cells may be a(More)
The present study examined the effects of tangeretin, a polymethoxylated flavonone present in citrus fruits, on ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in JB6 P+ mouse skin epidermal cells. Tangeretin suppressed UVB-induced COX-2 expression and transactivation of nuclear factor-κB and activator protein-1 in JB6 P+ cells. Moreover,(More)
AIM A pen and paper Token Test utilizing binary scoring of accuracy-inaccuracy in responses evaluates linguistic functions including verbal comprehension. However, the test might not be sensitive enough to detect the aging effect on performance in normal older adults unless the test utilizes a multidimensional scoring system. We hypothesized that the(More)
BACKGROUND Agraphia in Korean patients may be different from agraphia in other patients who use alphabetical writing systems due to the "visuoconstructional script" characteristics of the Korean writing system, Hangul. Patients with early onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) have a severe degree of hypometabolism in the parietal area, which is known to be(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated how changes in the writing of 14 Korean stroke patients reflect the unique features of the Korean writing system. BACKGROUND The Korean writing system, Han-geul, has both linguistic and visuospatial/constructive characteristics. In the visuospatial construction of a syllable, the component consonant(s) and vowel(s) must be(More)
BACKGROUND In writing, linguistic (i.e., spelling) and nonlinguistic (i.e., arranging strokes or letters) functions are processed by the left and right hemispheres, respectively. The configuration of Korean alphabet, 'Hangul' invokes nonlinguistic, visuospatial functions that other writing systems use less extensively. Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD)(More)
Among recently synthesized isoreticular metal-organic frameworks (IRMOFs), interpenetrating IRMOFs show high hydrogen adsorption capacities at low temperature and under ambient pressure. However, little is known about the molecular basis of their hydrogen binding properties. In this work, we performed grand canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) simulations to(More)
We extended the measurable time scale of DNA dynamics to microsecond using [Ru(phen)(2)(dppz)](2+)(phen = 1,10-phenanthroline, dppz=dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine)(RuPD) , which displays a mean lifetime near 500 ns. To evaluate the usefulness of this luminophore (RuPD) for probing nucleic acid dynamics, its intensity and anisotropy decays when(More)
AIM The purpose of the present study was to investigate if performance in a 30-s verbal semantic fluency task (i.e. animal naming) across five elderly aged groups (60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84 years) would be reflective of aging effect. METHODS We analyzed differences in performance across 5-s phases and the moment of first word production in these(More)