Jong Seong Kang

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The Mediator complex of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is required for diverse aspects of transcription by RNA polymerase II (pol II). Mediator is composed of two functionally distinct subcomplexes, Rgr1 and Srb4. To identify the structures and functions of each subcomplex, we expressed recombinant proteins for each subunit and assayed their interactions with(More)
We examined the possibility that catecholamines (CA) could act as endogenous modulators of neuronal death. Exposure to high doses (>100 microM) of dopamine (DA) caused widespread neuronal death within 24 h in mouse cortical cell cultures and was accompanied by cell body shrinkage, aggregation and condensation of nuclear chromatin, and prominent(More)
Anchorage-independent growth is a hallmark of transformed cells, but little is known of the molecular mechanisms that underlie this phenomenon. We describe here studies of cell cycle control of anchorage-independent growth induced by the ras oncogene, with the use of a somatic cell mutant fibroblast line (ER-1-2) that is specifically defective in(More)
Phlorotannins, the polyphonic compounds found in brown Eisenia and Ecklonia algae, have several pharmacologically beneficial effects such as anti-inflammation. In addition, our recent data show that these compounds may improve the cognitive functions of aged humans suggesting the potential ability to enhance memory in several neurodegenerative disorders. To(More)
The root of Platycodon grandiflorum has been widely used for the treatment of various diseases in oriental medicine. Our previous study showed that the PG, a polysaccharide isolated from P. grandiflorum, activates macrophages via Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). However, the associated biological mechanisms are not fully understood. To elucidate the molecular(More)
A non-invasive urine analysis method to determine the in-vivo flavin-containing mono-oxygenase (FMO) activity catalysing N-oxidation of ranitidine (RA) was developed and used to phenotype a Korean population. FMO activity was assessed by the molar concentration ratio of RA and RANO in the bulked 8 h urine. This method was used to determine the FMO(More)
Reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatographic method was applied for the determination of eleutheroside B and E in the various Acanthopanax species collected in Korea. The stationary phase used was Zorbax 300 SB C18 and a mobile phase program was used, which started at 6% acetonitrile for 2 min, and then a linear gradient was operated for the next(More)
A reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatographic method was developed to determine salidroside and tyrosol simultaneously in the Rhodiola rosea. The optimum condition was Nova-Pak C18 as stationary phase, 6.5% methanol in water as mobile phase and detection at UV 225 nm. The identification was carried out by comparing the retention time and IC/MS(More)
Antigenic types of 113 strains of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi isolated from Korean patients were analyzed by using murine polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. The isolates can be classified in six groups according to their reaction to a panel of monoclonal antibodies. Nine isolates of group I were identified as the Gilliam serotype, and 13 isolates of groups(More)
Oxygenation of arachidonoyl lysophosphatidylcholine (lysoPC) or arachidonoyl lysophosphatidic acid (lysoPA) by lipoxygenase (LOX) was examined. The oxidized products were identified by HPLC/UV spectrophotometry/mass spectrometry analyses. Straight-phase and chiral-phase HPLC analyses indicated that soybean LOX-1 and rabbit reticulocyte LOX oxygenated(More)