Jin Hoi Song

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Human astrocytes express Fas yet are resistant to Fas-induced apoptosis. Here, we report that calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is constitutively activated in human astrocytes and protects the cells from apoptotic stimulation by Fas agonist. Once stimulated, Fas recruits Fas-associated death domain and caspase-8 for the assembly of the(More)
BACKGROUND Several proteolytically derived fragments from the proline-rich region (PRR) of human inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain 4 (ITIH4) have been identified by surface-enhanced or matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS or MALDI-TOF-MS) as potential disease markers. METHODS Previously, we(More)
Many malignant glioma cells express death receptors for tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), yet some of these cells are resistant to TRAIL. Here, we examined signaling events in TRAIL-induced apoptosis and searched for therapeutic agents that could overcome TRAIL resistance in glioma cells. TRAIL induced apoptosis through death(More)
To explore the molecular mechanisms by which glioblastomas are resistant to tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), we examined TRAIL signalling pathways in the tumours. TRAIL has four membrane-anchored receptors, death receptor 4/5 (DR4/5) and decoy receptor 1/2 (DcR1/2). Of these receptors, only DR5 was expressed consistently in(More)
Several studies have suggested that genetic variations of the apolipoprotein (apo) AI-CIII-AIV cluster gene are associated with hyperlipidemia or atherosclerosis. These investigations were carried out mainly with Caucasian groups; there have been few associated studies involving non-Caucasian groups. This study was conducted to elucidate the association(More)
The Pim protein kinases contribute to transformation by enhancing the activity of oncogenic Myc and Ras, which drives significant metabolic changes during tumorigenesis. In this report, we demonstrate that mouse embryo fibroblasts (MEFs) lacking all three isoforms of Pim protein kinases, triple knockout (TKO), cannot tolerate the expression of activated(More)
Based on the nested case–control study cohort and gene expression profile, we have picked up a subset of six genes to distinguish the leukemia group and control group stably. ATG3 is the only down regulated gene. This research is to investigate the effect of ATG3 gene over expression by lentivirus on SKM-1 cell line and myelodysplastic syndrome to leukemic(More)
The ability of dopamine to induce apoptosis in a variety of cell types, including PC12 cells and neurons, has been well documented. Under non-reducing conditions, dopamine can be oxidized to semi-quinone and quinone species, which have the ability to arylate proteins and lead to the formation of covalent adducts. Potentially, it is the arylation of(More)
The oncogenic role of microRNA-155 (miR-155) in leukemia is well established but its role in other cancers, especially breast cancer, is gradually emerging. In this study we examined the effect of mir-155 loss in a well-characterized spontaneous breast cancer mouse model where Brca1 and Trp53 are deleted by K14-Cre. miR-155 is known to be up-regulated in(More)
The Pim family of serine/threonine protein kinases (Pim 1, 2, and 3) contribute to cellular transformation by regulating glucose metabolism, protein synthesis, and mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Drugs targeting the Pim protein kinases are being tested in phase I/II clinical trials for the treatment of hematopoietic malignancies. The goal of these(More)
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