Joon-hee Lee

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The soxRS regulon functions in protecting Escherichia coli cells against superoxide and nitric oxide. When SoxR is activated by oxidation of its [2Fe-2S] cluster, it increases the synthesis of SoxS, which then activates its target gene expression. How the oxidized SoxR returns to and is maintained in its reduced state has been under question. To identity(More)
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is normally only inherited through the oocyte. However, nuclear transfer (NT), the fusion of a donor cell with an enucleated oocyte, can transmit both donor cell and recipient oocyte mtDNA. mtDNA replication is under the control of nuclear-encoded replication factors, such as polymerase gamma (POLG) and mitochondrial transcription(More)
The opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa possesses two complete acyl-homoserine lactone (acyl-HSL) signaling systems. One system consists of LasI and LasR, which generate a 3-oxododecanoyl-homoserine lactone signal and respond to that signal, respectively. The other system is RhlI and RhlR, which generate butanoyl-homoserine lactone and respond to(More)
In Escherichia coli, Fe-S clusters are assembled by gene products encoded from the isc and suf operons. Both the iscRSUA and sufABCDSE operons are induced highly by oxidants, reflecting an increased need for providing and maintaining Fe-S clusters under oxidative stress conditions. Three cis-acting oxidant-responsive elements (ORE-I, II, III) in the(More)
The opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa has two acyl-homoserine lactone (acyl-HSL) signalling systems, LasR-I and RhlR-I. LasI catalyses the synthesis of N-3-oxododecanoyl homoserine lactone (3OC12) and LasR is a transcription factor that requires 3OC12 as a ligand. RhlI catalyses the synthesis of N-butanoyl homoserine lactone (C4) and RhlR is a(More)
A promoter (sufAp), inducible by various oxidants, directs transcription of the sufABCDSE operon encoding an alternative Fe-S cluster assembly system in Escherichia coli. Superoxide generators and H2O2 induced expression of sufA-lacZ even in DeltasoxRS and DeltaoxyR mutants, suggesting participation of an additional regulator(s) in oxidant induction of the(More)
Silver ions have been widely used as disinfectants that inhibit bacterial growth by inhibiting the essential enzymatic functions of the microorganism via interaction with the thiol-group of l-cysteine. However, silver-ion-mediated perturbation of the bacterial respiratory chain has raised the possibility of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. We used(More)
Mitochondrial DNA is an extranuclear genome normally maternally inherited through the oocyte. However, the use of nuclear transfer can result in both donor cell and recipient oocyte mitochondrial DNA persisting through to blastocyst and being transmitted to the offspring. The degree of donor mitochondrial DNA transmission appears to be random and currently(More)
To establish more accurate equations for estimating the moment arm length and cross-sectional area of the erector spinae and rectus abdominis muscles, the effects of height, weight and age on those muscles were analyzed by using a high-order polynomial equation. Data on the moment arm length and cross-sectional area at L3/4 were obtained from MRI images of(More)
Antioxidant properties of flavonoids and ellagic acid were characterized in eight wines and juices produced by various processing methodologies from red and white muscadine grape cultivars (Vitis rotundifolia). Juices and wines were produced by hot- and cold-pressed techniques, and additional wine was produced following on-hull fermentation for 3, 5, and 7(More)