Joong-sun Kim

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Cyclophosphamide (CYP) is an anti-neoplastic agent as well as an immunosuppressive agent. In order to elucidate the alteration in adult hippocampal function following acute CYP treatment, hippocampus-related behavioral dysfunction and changes in adult hippocampal neurogenesis in CYP-treated (intraperitoneally, 40 mg/kg) mice (8-10-week-old ICR) were(More)
Neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus, which occurs constitutively, is vulnerable to ionizing radiation. In the relatively low-dose exposure of acute radiation syndrome (ARS), the change in the adult hippocampal function is poorly understood. This study analyzed the changes in apoptotic cell death and neurogenesis in the DGs of hippocampi from adult ICR(More)
Ionizing radiation can significantly affect brain functioning in adults. The present study assessed depression-like behaviors in adult C57BL/6 mice using the tail suspension test (TST) at 30 and 90days following a single cranial exposure to γ-rays (0, 1, or 10Gy) to evaluate hippocampus-related behavioral dysfunction during the chronic phase following(More)
Individuals with cancer are particularly susceptible to depression and cognitive impairment. However, the precise mechanisms underlying cancer-induced hippocampal dysfunction are poorly understood. We investigated the effects of a peripheral tumor on emotional behavior, hippocampus-dependent memory and associated molecular and cellular features using an(More)
Toluene, a representative industrial solvent and abused inhalant, decreases neuronal activity in vitro and causes mental depression and cognitive impairment in humans. However, the effects of toluene on brain function and the sites of its action are poorly understood. This study investigated the temporal changes of neurogenesis in the hippocampus of adult(More)
Neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus is differentially influenced by the genetic background. We examined the differences in Ki-67 (a proliferating cell marker) and doublecortin (DCX; an immature progenitor cell marker) immunolabelling in the dentate gyrus (DG) of the adult hippocampus in three strains of mice (ICR, C57BL/6, and BALB/c) to evaluate the(More)
The present study investigated the radioprotective effect of a multifunctional soy isoflavone, genistein, with the testicular system. Genistein was administered (200 mg/kg body weight) to male C3H/HeN mice by subcutaneous injection 24 h prior to pelvic irradiation (5 Gy). Histopathological parameters were evaluated 12 h and 21 days post-irradiation.(More)
Basal activity and cellular localization of cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) was examined in mouse testis during postnatal development and spermatogenesis. Testes of ICR mice sampled on postnatal day (PND) 3, 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, and 49 were analyzed using Western blotting. Basal CREB activity was significantly higher in early phase (PND 3–7)(More)
Gastrointestinal injury is a major cause of death following exposure to high levels of radiation, and no effective treatments are currently available. In this study, we examined the capacity of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) to mitigate intestinal injury in, and improve survival of, C3H/HeN mice given a lethal dose (12 Gy) of radiation to the(More)
This study compared the effects of high linear energy transfer (LET) fast neutrons on the induction of apoptosis in several tissue types (hair follicle, intestine crypt, testis) of ICR mouse exposed to low LET 60Co gamma-rays. The changes that occurred from 0 to 24 h after exposing the mice to either 2 Gy of gamma-rays (2 Gy/min) or 0.8 Gy of neutrons (94(More)