Ji-Sook Ha

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1. Pattenden RJ, Rogers SY, Wenham PR. Serum free light chains; the need to establish local reference intervals. Ann Clin Biochem 2007; 44:512–5. 2. Piehler AP, Gulbrandsen N, Kierulf P, Urdal P. Quantitation of serum free light chains in combination with protein electrophoresis and clinical information for diagnosing multiple myeloma in a general hospital(More)
Statins reduce cholesterol biosynthesis by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase and thereby lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in serum, which in turn lower the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Statins are also known to modulate various cellular functions such as gene expression, cell proliferation, and programmed cell death through(More)
In the present study, we used the human EA.hy926 endothelial cell line as the model system to investigate the effect of human serum albumin (HSA) and its structural variants on cholesterol efflux. Initial studies showed that HSA promoted cholesterol efflux in a dose- and time-dependent manner, reaching a plateau at 10 mg/ml at 90 min. As a control, gelatin(More)
AIMS The effects of human serum albumin (HSA) complexed with various free fatty acids (FFAs) on ß-cells have not been studied in detail. In this study, we examined the effects of HSA and its mutants on FFA-induced cell viability changes and insulin secretion from the hamster pancreatic insulinoma cell line, HIT-TI5. MAIN METHODS Cells were exposed to(More)
Epidemiologic studies have shown an inverse relationship between human serum albumin (HSA) levels and coronary heart disease (CHD). However, no mechanisms have been identified to explain this relationship. We hypothesized that this relationship is due to differences in binding affinity of fatty acids to HSA and subsequent atherogenic lipoprotein synthesis(More)
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