Jung-Hee Jang

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Resveratrol (3,4',5-trihydroxy stilbene), a phytoalexin found in the skin and seeds of grapes, has been reported to possess anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, and antioxidant activities. In this work, we assessed the ability of resveratrol to upregulate heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) gene expression via activation of NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) in cultured(More)
Beta-amyloid peptide is considered to be responsible for the formation of senile plaques that accumulate in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. There has been compelling evidence supporting the idea that beta-amyloid-induced cytotoxicity is mediated through the generation of reactive oxygen intermediates (ROIs). Considerable attention has been(More)
Induction of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) expression has been associated with adaptive cytoprotection against a wide array of toxic insults, but the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unresolved. In this study, we investigated the potential role of carbon monoxide (CO), one of the by-products of the HO-1 reaction, in the adaptive survival response to(More)
Inflammatory cell death as well as oxidative stress has been implicated in some neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and production of prostaglandins have been frequently elevated in AD. In this study, we have investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying inflammatory cell death induced by(More)
β-amyloid peptide (Aβ), a major component of senile plaques, plays important roles in neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). An array of in vitro and in vivo data indicates that Aβ-induced neuronal death is mediated by oxidative stress. In this study, we aimed to investigate effects of sulforaphane (SUL), an isothiocyanate in cruciferous vegetables, on(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) exerts bifunctional effects on cell survival. While a high concentration of NO is cytotoxic, a relatively low concentration of NO promotes cytoprotection and cell survival. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the cytoprotective effect of NO remains poorly understood. One of the transcription factors that confer cellular protection(More)
beta-Amyloid (Abeta) is considered to be responsible for the formation of senile plaques that accumulate in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). There is compelling evidence supporting the notion that Abeta-induced cytotoxicity is mediated through the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Recently, considerable attention has been(More)
Acute exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes pro-inflammatory responses via diverse mechanisms including oxidative stress. Codium fragile is a green alga of Codiales family and has been reported to exhibit anti-edema, anti-allergic, anti-protozoal and anti-mycobacterial activities. In this study, we have investigated a novel anti-inflammatory(More)
Oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen intermediates often causes cell death via apoptosis, which is regulated by many functional genes and their protein products. The evolutionarily conserved protein Bcl-2 blocks apoptosis induced by a wide array of death signals. Despite extensive research, the molecular milieu that characterizes the anti-apoptotic(More)
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are ubiquitous residual contaminants in the environment and in the food chain. Milk is an important matrix for monitoring POP contamination. This study determined the concentrations of POPs including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans(More)