Ji Young Jang

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Aquaporin belongs to a highly conserved group of membrane proteins called major intrinsic proteins that facilitate water transport across biological membranes. The genome of Arabidopsis encodes 35 aquaporin genes with 13 homologs in the plasma membrane intrinsic protein (PIP) subgroup. However, the function of each individual aquaporin isoform and the(More)
Despite the high isoform multiplicity of aquaporins in plants, with 35 homologues including 13 plasma membrane intrinsic proteins (PIPs) in Arabidosis thaliana, the individual and integrated functions of aquaporins under various physiological conditions remain unclear. To better understand aquaporin functions in plants under various stress conditions, we(More)
Although the number of reports demonstrating the roles of individual aquaporins in plants under diverse physiological conditions is expanding, the importance of interactions between different aquaporin isoforms and their integrated functions under stress conditions remain unclear. Here, we expressed one cucumber aquaporin gene, designated CsPIP1;1, and one(More)
The effects of low root temperature on growth and root cell water transport were compared between wild-type Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) and plants overexpressing plasma membrane intrinsic protein 1;4 (PIP1;4) and PIP2;5. Descending root temperature from 25°C to 10°C quickly reduced cell hydraulic conductivity (L(p)) in wild-type plants but did not(More)
A novel self-assembled nanogel was prepared for the intracellular delivery of ribonuclease A (RNase A) and the anti-cancer efficacy of RNase A delivery was investigated. The physical properties of self-assembled heparin-Pluronic (HP) nanogels incorporating RNase A (HPR nanogels) were characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS), ξ-potential, and(More)
As a part of an integrated study of stress-related gene expression, a cDNA clone coding for a protein kinase in the root of Cucumis sativus was isolated and characterized with respect to its sequence and the expression patterns upon various abiotic stress treatments. The predicted polypeptide of 352 amino acid residues contains characteristic features of(More)
BACKGROUND The mortality rate of patients with hemodynamic instability due to severe pelvic fracture is reported to be 40-60% despite a multidisciplinary treatment approach. Angioembolization and external fixation of the pelvis are the main procedures used to control bleeding in these patients. Several studies have shown that preperitoneal pelvic packing(More)
Portal annular pancreas is one of the pancreatic fusion anomalies in which the uncinate process of the pancreas extends to fuse with the dorsal pancreas by encircling the portal vein or superior mesenteric vein. We report two consecutive patients with portal annular pancreas. The first case is a 71-year-old male patient who underwent a(More)
We report a case of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) for a symptomatic left seminal vesicular cyst and ipsilateral renal agenesis. A 49-year-old man presented with a 1-year history of severe irritation upon voiding and intractable, recurrent hematospermia. A computed tomography scan showed a 68×41×38 mm sized left seminal vesicular cyst with(More)
Combination chemotherapy using more than two therapeutic agents with different modes of action is a promising strategy that can be used to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of cancer treatment, even though it is a complicated treatment modality. The aim of this study was to investigate how a novel multidrug nanocarrier is effective for combination(More)