Jung Dae Lim

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The full-length cDNA of LebZIP2 (Lycopersicon esculentum bZIP2) encodes a protein of 164 amino acids and contains a N-terminal basic-region leucine zipper domain. Analysis of the deduced tomato LebZIP2 amino acid sequence revealed that it shares 85% sequence identity with both tobacco bZIP and pepper CcbZIP. LebZIP2 mRNA is expressed at a high level(More)
Lactosucrose (4(G)-beta-D-galactosylsucrose) is an oligosaccharide consisting of galactose, glucose, and fructose. In this study, we prepared lactosucrose from lactose and sucrose using a levansucrase derived from Zymomonas mobilis. Optimum conditions for lactosucrose formation were 23 degrees C, pH 7.0, 18.0% (w/v) lactose monohydrate, and 18% (w/v)(More)
Initially, we isolated the caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene from Miscanthus sinensis (accession number HM062766.1). Next, we produced transgenic tobacco plants with down-regulated COMT gene expression to study its control of total phenol and lignin content and to perform morphological analysis. These transgenic plants were found to have reduced(More)
Rehmannia glutinosa L. is an important medicinal crop in Asian countries and contains trace amount of resveratrol compounds. To increase production of the compounds, we attempted ectopic expression of peanut resveratrol synthase gene (AhRS3) in R. glutinosa. The AhRS3 sequence that encompassed the open reading frame, including a 312 bp-long intron present(More)
The root of Angelica gigas (Korean angelica) is traditionally used to treat women's ailments that are caused by an impairment of menstrual blood flow and cycle irregularities. This study evaluated the effect particle size of Korean angelica powder on its efficacy for treating estrogen-related symptoms of menopause. Initially, Korean angelica roots were(More)
Using an Agrobacterium-mediated transformation method based on wounding cultured immature seeds with carborundum (600 mesh) in liquid, auxin-regulated tobacco glutathione S -transferase (GST) (NT107) constructs were used to transform Dianthus superbusL. A 663 bp DNA band was found in the transgenic plant genome by PCR analysis using NT107-1 and NT107-2(More)
A putative type-I chalcone isomerase (CHI) cDNA clone EuNOD-CHI was previously isolated from the root nodule of Elaeagnus umbellata [Kim et al. (2003)]. To see if it encodes a functional CHI, we ectopically overexpressed it in the Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) transparent testa 5 (tt5) mutant, which is defective in naringenin production and has yellow(More)
Coriolus versicolor has been known to be an immune stimulator effects. For further understanding of the phagocytic activity and the intracellular mechanisms of β-glucan from C. versicolor (CVG), we examined the phagocytic activity, phosphorylation of Akt and CK2, nucleus translocation of p65 and Ikaros activity in β-glucan-treated macrophages using RT-PCR,(More)
Efficient transformation of leaf disc-derived callus of Codonopsis lanceolata was obtained using Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain LBA4404 harboring a binary vector, pYBI121, that carries the neomycin phosphotransferase (npt II) gene as a selectable marker. The green shoots recovered from agroinfected explants on selection medium (containing 0.1 mg/l(More)
A cDNA-encoding γ-tocopherol methyltransferase (γ-TMT) from Arabidopsis thaliana was overexpressed in deoduck (Codonopsis lanceolata L.) to improve the tocopherol composition. Deoduck (T2) containing the γ-TMT transgene was produced by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Transgene expression was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction and RNA gel blot(More)