Jun-Seong Park

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In this study we investigated the inhibitory effects and possible mechanisms of action of 8'-hydroxydaidzein and 3'-hydroxydaidzein, two ortho-dihydroxyisoflavone derivatives from Korean fermented soybean paste, on melanogenesis in B16 murine melanoma cells. The two hydroxydaidzeins reduced melanin synthesis comparably to treatment with kojic acid, a proven(More)
UNLABELLED Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection results in liver injury and long-term complications, such as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver injury in HCV infection is believed to be caused by host immune responses, not by viral cytopathic effects. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) plays a pivotal role in the inflammatory processes of(More)
The tradeoff between the throughput and the blocking probability of various code assignment schemes for OVSF-CDMA (orthogonal variable spreading factor CDMA) systems is investigated, and the optimal fixed and dynamic code assignment schemes that maximize the average data throughput under a blocking probability constraint are proposed. The optimal schemes(More)
Two scalable dynamic code assignment (DCA) schemes with call admission control for OVSF-CDMA systems are studied in this research. The proposed schemes generate an average data throughput of the system close to that of the optimal scheme while demanding much lower design and implementation complexity than the optimal scheme. The capacity-partitioning scheme(More)
Autophagy is a cellular degradation process for cellular aggregates and unneeded cellular compartments including damaged mitochondria, ER, and peroxisomes. Melanosome is cellular organelle that is the cellular site of generation, storage and transports of melanin in melanocytes. Despite potential importance of autophagy, the role of autophagy in(More)
Japanese red pine (Pinus densiflora) is widely present in China, Japan, and Korea. Its green pine leaves have traditionally been used as a food as well as a coloring agent. After being shed, pine leaves change their color from green to brown within two years, and although the brown pine leaves are abundantly available, their value has not been closely(More)
Oxidative stresses can induce rapid depolarization of inner mitochondrial membrane potential and subsequent impairment of oxidative phosphorylation. Damaged mitochondria produce more reactive oxygen species (ROS), particularly the superoxide anion (O2-) and hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)), which potentiate mitochondria-driven ROS propagation, so-called(More)
Screening of bacterial whole cells was performed for regioselective hydroxylation of daidzein and genistein. Among the strains examined, Streptomyces avermitilis MA-4680 showed high ortho-dihydroxylation activity to produce 3',4',7-trihydroxyisoflavone and 3',4',5,7-tetrahydroxyisoflavone from daidzein (4',7-dihydroxyisoflavone) and genistein(More)
Four new neolignans (1-4), together with two known lignans (5 and 6), were isolated from the root of Paeonia lactiflora. Compounds 1 and 2 were two racemates and were separated by chiral high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to give all of the four stereoisomeric forms sharing a common planar structure. Compounds 3 and 4 were two neolignan glycoside(More)