Jung-Jin Park

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Abnormal glycosylation due to dysregulated glycosyltransferases and glycosidases is a key phenomenon of many malignancies, including colorectal cancer (CRC). In particular, increased ST6 Gal I (β-galactoside α 2, 6 sialyltransferase) and subsequently elevated levels of cell-surface α 2, 6-linked sialic acids have been associated with metastasis and(More)
In human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-infected cells, the 86 kDa immediate-early (IE) 2 protein plays a key role in transactivating downstream viral genes. Recently, IE2 has been shown to interact with histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) and HDAC3. HDAC1 recruited by IE2 was required for IE2-mediated autorepression of the major IE (MIE) promoter, whereas IE2-HDAC3(More)
In human cytomegalovirus-infected cells, the immediate-early IE1 protein disrupts the subnuclear structures known as the PML oncogenic domains or PODs, via the induction of PML desumoylation. This activity correlates with the functions of IE1 in transcriptional regulation and in the stimulation of lytic infection. Here, the effects of IE1 in induction of(More)
β-Galactoside α2,6-sialyltransferase (ST6Gal-I) has been shown to catalyze α2,6 sialylation of N-glycan, an action that is highly correlated with colon cancer progression and metastasis. We have recently demonstrated that ST6Gal-I-induced α2,6 sialylation is critical for adhesion and migration of colon cancer cells. Increase of α2,6 sialylation also(More)
We have recently demonstrated that ionizing radiation (IR) of cells increased the expression of beta-galactoside alpha-(2,6)-sialyltransferase (ST6Gal I) and the level of glycoprotein sialylation, especially for the key adhesion molecule integrin beta1. In addition, ST6Gal I-mediated sialylation of integrin beta1 contributed to cell adhesion-mediated(More)
To address whether mitochondrial biogenesis is essential for skeletal myogenesis, C2C12 myogenesis was investigated after knockdown of NADH dehydrogenase (ubiquintone) flavoprotein 1 (NDUFV1), which is an oxidative phosphorylation complex I subunit that is the first subunit to accept electrons from NADH. The NDUFVI knockdown enhanced C2C12 myogenesis by(More)
Our functional mapping study of murine gammaherpesvirus 68 (MHV-68, or gammaHV-68) revealed that a mutant harboring a transposon at the ORF49 locus (ORF49(null)) evidenced a highly attenuated in vitro growth. ORF49 resides adjacent to and in an opposite direction from RTA, the primary switch of the gammaherpesvirus life cycle. A FLAG-tagged ORF49 protein(More)
Colon cancer is associated with a poor prognosis, motivating strategies to prevent its development. An encouraging preventative strategy is the use of nutraceuticals; however, scientific verification of therapeutic functions and mechanisms of biological activity are necessary for the acceptance of dietary supplements in cancer treatment. Berberine is a(More)
Background: Previously, we found that b-galactoside a2,6-sialyltransferase (ST6Gal I), an enzyme that adds sialic acids to N-linked oligosaccharides of glycoproteins and is frequently overexpressed in cancer cells, is up-regulated by ionizing radiation (IR) and cleaved to a form possessing catalytic activity comparable to that of the Golgilocalized enzyme.(More)
In order to provide suitable blood transfusion samples to patients, the blood bag should be kept at a uniformly maintained temperature to prevent deterioration during transportation. Therefore, this paper presents a blood monitoring and management system for use in hospitals. This system may continuously report the temperature of the blood bank(More)