Jinseol Rhee

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Osteoarthritis (OA), primarily characterized by cartilage degeneration, is caused by an imbalance between anabolic and catabolic factors. Here, we investigated the role of zinc (Zn2+) homeostasis, Zn2+ transporters, and Zn(2+)-dependent transcription factors in OA pathogenesis. Among Zn2+ transporters, the Zn2+ importer ZIP8 was specifically upregulated in(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypoxia-inducible factor 2α (HIF-2α) (encoded by Epas1) causes osteoarthritic (OA) cartilage destruction by regulating the expression of catabolic factor genes. We undertook this study to explore the role of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in HIF-2α-mediated OA cartilage destruction in mice. METHODS The expression of HIF-2α, IL-6, and catabolic factors was(More)
We have shown that cytokine-like 1 (Cytl1) is a novel autocrine regulatory factor that regulates chondrogenesis of mouse mesenchymal cells (Kim, J. S., Ryoo, Z. Y., and Chun, J. S. (2007) J. Biol. Chem. 282, 29359-29367). In this previous work, we found that Cytl1 expression was very low in mesenchymal cells, increased dramatically during chondrogenesis,(More)
The monoclonal antibody AE-2, raised against the human erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase (AChE) dimer (acetylcholine acetylhydrolase, EC, binds to other mammalian AChEs, including the tetramer that occurs in fetal bovine serum (FBS). AE-2 partially inhibited the rate of hydrolysis of the charged substrate acetylthiocholine by FBS AChE, whereas it(More)
Chondrocytes, a unique cell type in cartilage tissue, are responsible for the regulation of anabolic and catabolic homeostasis in cartilage-specific extracellular matrix synthesis. Activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling induces dedifferentiation of articular chondrocytes, resulting in suppression of type II collagen expression. We have shown previously that(More)
OBJECTIVE The basic leucine zipper transcription factor, ATF-like (BATF), a member of the Activator protein-1 family, promotes transcriptional activation or repression, depending on the interacting partners (JUN-B or C-JUN). Here, we investigated whether the BATF/JUN complex exerts regulatory effects on catabolic and anabolic gene expression in chondrocytes(More)
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