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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
This study first examined the pharmacokinetic disposition of GST-TatdMt, a recombinant Tat protein possessing potent anti-obesity activity, in rats after i.v. injection. 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 at doses of 9 microg (1640(More)
In the rat, electrical stimulation of the cranial end of the cut hepatic branch of the vagus nerve modulated gastric contractions. When the gastric contraction rate reached approximately one per min, nerve stimulation caused total suppression. When the stomach was free of contraction, nerve stimulation initiated one. The amplitude of the(More)
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