Jin-Hahn Kim

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Sphingosine 1-phosphate is a bioactive sphingolipid that regulates cell growth and suppresses programmed cell death. The biosynthesis of sphingosine 1-phosphate is catalyzed by sphingosine kinase (SK) but the mechanism by which the subcellular localization and activity of SK is regulated in response to various stimuli is not fully understood. To elucidate(More)
Antibiotic resistant bacteria not only affect human health and but also threatens the safety in hospitals and among communities. However, the emergence of drug resistant bacteria is inevitable due to evolutionary selection as a consequence of indiscriminate antibiotic usage. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a novel strategy by which pathogenic bacteria(More)
The mechanisms by which secretory phospholipase A2 (PLA2) exerts cellular effects are not fully understood. To elucidate these mechanisms, we systematically and quantitatively assessed the activities of human group IIA, V, and X PLA2s on originating and neighboring cells using orthogonal fluorogenic substrates in various mixed cell systems. When HEK293(More)
The peptidases in clan MH are known as cocatalytic zinc peptidases that have two zinc ions in the active site, but their metal preference has not been rigorously investigated. In this study, the molecular basis for metal preference is provided from the structural and biochemical analyses. Kinetic studies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa aspartyl aminopeptidase(More)
The dephosphorylation specificity of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A), calcineurin (PP2B) and protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C) were studied in vitro using myelin basic protein (MBP) as a model substrate which was fully phosphorylated at multiple sites by protein kinase C (PKC) or cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA). In order to determine the site(More)
Endorepellin, the C-terminal region of perlecan, inhibits angiogenesis by disrupting actin cytoskeleton and focal adhesions. The C-terminal laminin-like globular domain (LG3) of endorepellin directs most of this antiangiogenic activity. To investigate the angiostatic mechanism and to identify structural determinants, we have solved crystal structures of the(More)
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