Jong Gun Won

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Intracellular Ca2+ (Cai2+) stores contribute significantly to Ca2+ signaling in many types of cells. We studied the role of inositol trisphosphate (InsP3)-sensitive Ca2+ stores, a principal Cai2+ store that presumably is within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), in cell signaling by examining the effect of thapsigargin (Tg), an ER Ca2+ pump inhibitor that(More)
A 69-year-old man with recurrent hypoglycaemia had inappropriately elevated plasma insulin level during a symptomatic hypoglycaemia, but had a negative prolonged fast. Computerized tomography (CT) of the abdomen revealed a nodular lesion over the body of pancreas, whereas pancreatic arteriography failed to show tumour blush. Hence, arterial stimulation(More)
We examined the effects of removing extracellular Ca2+ (Ca2+e), depleting intracellular Ca2+ (Ca2+i), inhibiting cAMP-dependent calmodulin, and blocking voltage-sensitive Ca2+ channels on the secretion of ACTH by perifused dispersed rat anterior pituitary cells. The cells were stimulated with synthetic arginine vasopressin (AVP), oxytocin (OT), and(More)
We examined the effects of removing extracellular Ca2+ (Ca2+e), depleting intracellular Ca2+ (Ca2+i), inhibiting Ca2(+)-dependent calmodulin, blocking voltage-sensitive Ca2+ channels, and combining Ca2+i depletion with exposure to glucocorticoid on the secretion of ACTH by perifused dispersed rat anterior pituitary cells stimulated with ovine CRF and(More)
Arachidonic acid metabolites have been implicated in the regulation of ACTH secretion. To define further which eicosanoid(s) is primarily involved, we examined the effects of both inhibitors of the three arachidonate metabolic pathways (cyclooxygenase, lipoxygenase, and epoxygenase) and specific eicosanoid products on ACTH secretion by rat pituitary(More)
We studied the effect of Ca2+/phospholipid-dependent protein kinase-C (protein kinase-C) down-regulation by chronic exposure to phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) on ACTH secretion by dispersed male rat anterior pituitary cells in a microperifusion system. Preincubation for 24 h and preperifusion for 3 h with 0.1 and 1 microM PMA significantly inhibited(More)
To examine the effect of hyperthyroidism on carbohydrate metabolism, we studied glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and glucose utilization in 8 subjects with Graves' disease before and after treatment for hyperthyroidism and 8 age-, sex- and weight-matched normal subjects. Subjects with Graves' disease had significant elevated serum levels of thyroxine(More)
To examine the biochemical changes in coexisting hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism, we have studied two female cases in our medical center. Both patients received biochemistry study, thyroid function test, thyroid autoantibody determination, parathyroid function tests and thyroid scan. They all had increased thyroid function. The concentration of(More)
To investigate the mechanisms responsible for glucocorticoid feedback on nonstress-induced ACTH secretion in normal subjects, 24 volunteer subjects (14 males and 10 females, 21 to 43 years) were divided into six groups in a randomized fashion and studied. Each subject received a single midnight dose of 30 mg/kg per body weight of metyrapone and then(More)