Jin Kyeoung Kim

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MicroRNAs (miRNA, miR) have been reported as cancer biomarkers that regulate tumor suppressor genes. Hence, simultaneous detecting and inhibiting of miRNA function will be useful as a cancer theragnostics probe to minimize side effects and invasiveness. In this study, we developed a cancer-targeting therangostics probe in a single system using an AS1411(More)
BACKGROUND Methylentetrahydrofolate reductase plays a central role in converting folate to methyl donor for DNA methylation. Genetic variations in folate metabolism are believed to contribute to the risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, colon, esophageal and stomach cancer, as well as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. MTHFR C677T and A1298C(More)
Placenta-derived stem cells (PDSCs) have gained interest as an alternative source of stem cells for regenerative medicine because of their potential for self-renewal and differentiation and their immunomodulatory properties. Although many studies have characterized various PDSCs biologically, the properties of the self-renewal and differentiation potential(More)
Abnormal expression of let-7a microRNA (miRNA) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells and tissue has been previously reported. Our objective was to investigate whether let-7a miRNA is aberrantly expressed in the blood of NSCLC patients. Using real-time PCR (RT-PCR), we analyzed let-7a miRNA in archived whole blood from 65 participants, 35 of whom had(More)
The normal human fibroblast line, TIG-3 which senesces at around 80 population doubling levels (PDLs), expressed interferon (IFN)-inducible genes such as 6-16, 2', 5'-oligoadenylate synthetase (2,5-A) and HLA B7 near the end of the proliferative lifespan. Other normal fibroblast line such as MRC-5 also expressed IFN-inducible genes when senesced. Clones(More)
Recently, we reported that Alpinia katsumadai (AK) has anti-nociceptive activity in vivo and that cardamonin (CDN) from AK suppresses the activity and expression of transglutaminase-2 (Tgase-2). However, it remains unknown whether CDN contributes to the anti-nociceptive activities of AK in vivo. We examined the anti-inflammatory effects of CDN in MG63(More)
BACKGROUND DNA is continuously damaged due to exposure to alkylating compounds or oxygen free radicals generated during normal cellular metabolism as well as to environmental mutagens. Several studies have shown that N-methylpurine-DNA-glycosylase (MPG) mRNA levels were lower in adult brain than in other tissues. Terminally differentiated and(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNA) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression in human diseases, including lung cancer. miRNAs have oncogenic and nononcogenic functions in lung cancer. In this study, we report the identification of a novel miRNA, miR-7515, from lung cancer cells. The novel miR-7515 was characterized using various predictive programs and(More)
The regulation of trophoblast apoptosis is essential for normal placentation, and increased placental trophoblast cell apoptosis is the cause of pathologies such as intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and pre-eclampsia. X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) is expressed in trophoblasts, but little is known about the role of XIAP in placental(More)
Telomeres of Physarum plasmodia did not shorten with numerous repeats of nuclear division, and an apparent activity of telomerase was detected in this organism. In naturally synchronized culture of Physarum plasmodia, an evident activation of telomerase was observed at the late S-phase, just prior to the completion of in vivo DNA replication, and the low(More)