Joo Yun Kim

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Since statins and angiotensin receptor blockers are a frequently prescribed combination in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases, we tested the interactive effects of simvastatin and losartan on atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E (apoE)(-/-) mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS Apolipoprotein E(-/-) mice were fed a(More)
The effect of Lactobacillus plantarum genomic DNA on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation, nuclear factor-kappa B activation, and the expressions of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase M, and the pattern recognition receptor were examined. Pretreatment of p-gDNA inhibited the(More)
Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury is a major cause of acute kidney injury. We previously found that renal A(1) adenosine receptor (A(1)AR) activation attenuated multiple cell death pathways including necrosis, apoptosis, and inflammation. Here, we tested whether induction of cytoprotective sphingosine kinase (SK)-1 and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P)(More)
In this study, the effect of Lactobacillus plantarum lipoteichoic acid (pLTA) on LPS-induced MAPK activation, NF-kappaB activation, and the expression of TNF-alpha and IL-1R-associated kinase M (IRAK-M) was examined. The expression of the pattern recognition receptor and the survival rate of mice were also examined. pLTA pretreatment inhibited the(More)
The role for the endothelial sphingosine-1-phosphate 1 receptor (S1P1R) in acute kidney injury (AKI) remains unclear as germline endothelial S1P1R deletion is embryonically lethal. Here, we generated conditional endothelial S1P1R deficiency by crossing mice with floxed S1P1R with mice expressing a tamoxifen-inducible form of Cre recombinase under the(More)
The volatile anesthetic isoflurane protects against renal ischemia and reperfusion injury by releasing renal tubular TGF-β1. As adenosine is a powerful cytoprotective molecule, we tested whether TGF-β1 generated by isoflurane induces renal tubular ecto-5'-nucleotidase (CD73) and adenosine to protect against renal ischemia and reperfusion injury. Isoflurane(More)
Activation of A(1) adenosine receptors (ARs) protects against renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury by reducing necrosis, apoptosis, and inflammation. However, extrarenal side effects (bradycardia, hypotension, and sedation) may limit A(1)AR agonist therapy for ischemic acute kidney injury. Here, we hypothesized that an allosteric enhancer for A(1)AR(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY In a previous study, HMC05, a water extract from eight medicinal herbs was demonstrated to possess anti-inflammatory effects in murine macrophages and anti-atherosclerotic effects in apoE(-/-) mice. HSP27 expression was shown to be decreased in advanced atherosclerotic plaques of human carotid arteries. In the present study, the role of(More)
Elevated levels of plasma catecholamines accompany ischemic AKI, possibly contributing the inflammatory response. Renalase, an amine oxidase secreted by the proximal tubule, degrades circulating catecholamines and reduces myocardial necrosis, suggesting that it may protect against renal ischemia reperfusion injury. Here, mice subjected to renal ischemia(More)
The cytotoxic effect of 3-O-acetyloleanolic acid, an oleanolic acid derivative isolated from the seeds of Vigna sinensis K., was investigated in human colon carcinoma HCT-116 cells. 3-O-acetyloleanolic acid dose-dependently inhibited the viability of HCT-116 cells. Apoptosis was characterized by detection of cell surface annexin V and sub-G1 apoptotic cell(More)