Jinsong Kang

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Mechanisms of cisplatin resistance in cancer cells are not fully understood. Here, we show a critical role for the ubiquitin-binding protein p62/SQSTM1 in cisplatin resistance in human ovarian cancer cells (HOCCs). Specifically, we found that cisplatin-resistant SKOV3/DDP cells express much higher levels of p62 than do cisplatin-sensitive SKOV3 cells. The(More)
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is emerging as a therapy for brain ischemia, although its benefits are still debated. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of HBO on brain damage in a rat model of transient focal cerebral ischemia and its underlying mechanism of action. Male Wistar rats, which had suffered 1.5h of transient middle cerebral artery(More)
CLIC4/mtCLIC, a chloride intracellular channel protein, localizes to mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum (ER), nucleus and cytoplasm, and participates in the apoptotic response to stress. Apoptosis and autophagy, the main types of the programmed cell death, seem interconnected under certain stress conditions. However, the role of CLIC4 in autophagy(More)
Accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) is an oxidative stress response, which induced various defense mechanisms or programmed cell death (PCD). As one of the major types of PCD, autophagy has been observed in response to several anticancer drugs and demonstrated to be responsible for cell death. To date, however,(More)
The function of autophagy in cisplatin-treated cancer cells is not fully understood. Cisplatin treatment induced degradation of ubiquitinated proteins by autophagy, which reduced apoptosis induced by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and downregulated the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis. Inhibition of autophagy using 3-methyladenine (3-MA) or chloroquine(More)
The role of lysosomal system in oxidative stress-induced apoptosis in cancer cells is not fully understood. Menadione is frequently used as oxidative stress model. It is indicated that menadione could induce autophagy in Hela cells. In the present study, we examined whether the lysosomal inhibitor, ammonium chloride (NH(4)Cl) could prevent the autophagy(More)
This report describes an integrated study on identification of potential markers for gastric cancer in patients' cancer tissues and sera based on: (i) genome-scale transcriptomic analyses of 80 paired gastric cancer/reference tissues and (ii) computational prediction of blood-secretory proteins supported by experimental validation. Our findings show that:(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE p62/ZIP as the autophagy receptor can transport the misfolded proteins to a macroautophagy-lysosome system for degradation and also create a positive feedback loop between p62/ZIP and Nrf2. However, the role of p62/ZIP on cerebral ischaemia is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of p62/ZIP in the regulation of(More)
The mechanisms underlying cisplatin resistance in tumors are not fully understood. Previous studies have reported that cellular resistance to oxidative stress is accompanied by resistance to cisplatin. However, the relationship between the resistance to oxidative stress and cisplatin drug resistance in human ovarian cancer cells (HOCCs) is not clear. Here,(More)
CLIC4/mtCLIC (referred to here as CLIC4) is one of the seven-member family of chloride intracellular channels (CLIC). CLIC4 localizes to the mitochondria, nucleus, cytoplasm and other organellular compartments and participates in the apoptotic response to stress. However, the role of CLIC4 in oxidative stress and(More)