Kang Choon Lee

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Three new (2-4) and one known (1) sphingolipid were identified in the MeOH extract of Bombycis Corpus 101A. Their structures were elucidated as (4E,2S,3R)-2-N-octadecanoyl-4-tetradecasphingenine (1), (4E,6E,2S,3R)-2-N-eicosanoyl-4,6-tetradecasphingadienine (2), (4E,2S,3R)-2-N-eicosanoyl-4-tetradecasphingenine (3), and(More)
Inhalable glycol chitosan-coated poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles containing palmitic acid-modified exendin-4 (Pal-Ex4) (chitosan Pal-Ex4 PLGA NPs) were prepared and characterized. The surface morphology, particle size, and zeta potential of chitosan Pal-Ex4 PLGA NPs were investigated, and the adsorption and cytotoxicity of chitosan(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is considered an attractive anticancer agent due to its tumor cell-specific cytotoxicity. However, its low stability, solubility, unexpected side effects, and weak pharmacokinetic profiles restrict its successful clinical application. To develop efficient TRAIL-based anticancer biotherapeutics,(More)
We developed a new nanoparticle formulation comprised of human serum albumin (HSA) for co-delivery of doxorubicin (Dox) and tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) with the goal of apoptotic synergy in the treatment of colon cancer. TRAIL (0.2, 0.4, 1.0%)- and Dox-loaded HSA nanoparticles (TRAIL/Dox HSA NPs) were prepared by using(More)
The pulmonary delivery of anti-diabetic peptide drugs can improve diabetic patient compliance. In this study, we tried to improve the pulmonary pharmacokinetic properties of glucagon-like peptide-1(7-36) (GLP-1) using a PEGylation approach. Initially, three types of site-specific (Lys(34)) PEGylated GLP-1 analogs were synthesized using PEGs of 2, 5, and 10(More)
Mouse spleen cells capable of specifically binding intrinsically tritium-labeled polymerized flagellin (POL) (labeling by biosynthesis of flagellar protein) via IgM receptors were found to comprise a distinct population of about 20-50 cells per 10(6) lymphocytes. Evidence is presented that the majority of mouse spleen cells binding tritium-labeled POL(More)
Hypoglycemia caused by palmitic-acid modified exendin-4 (Pal-Ex4) administered via the pulmonary route was evaluated and compared with that caused by native Ex4. Pal-Ex4 and Ex4 in solution (each 50 μl) were administered using a microsprayer directly into the trachea of type 2 diabetic db/db mice at 75 or 150 nmol/kg. The lung depositions of Cy5.5-labeled(More)
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) have been employed as highly efficient methods to characterize ricin, its subunits, and the chemically deglycosylated forms. As a CE method, sodium dodecyl sulfate-capillary gel electrophoresis (SDS-CGE) was used because of its(More)
PEGylation and albumin binding are viewed as the most effective ways of prolonging the lifespans of short-lived peptides by delaying renal filtration. Here, we describe a derivative of exendin-4 with pharmaceutical benefits produced using both techniques. This exendin-4 derivative is based on a 4-arm PEG(20k) conjugated with two exendin-4s and two(More)
This study first reports the absorption kinetics of GST-TatdMt, a recombinant Tat protein possessing potent anti-obesity activity, in rats after nasal, s.c., and p.o. administration. GST-TatdMt was over-expressed in E. coli, purified, and radioiodinated using the IODO-GEN method. The radioiodinated 125I-GST-TatdMt was administered to rats by nasal, s.c.,(More)