Kang Min Kim

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One of the strains of the Bacillus mojavensis group, Bacillus mojavensis KJS-3 (B. mojavensis KJS-3), which has been demonstrated to play a role in protecting plants against diseases as a bacterial endophyte and in reducing the accumulation of mycotoxins generated by an endophytic fungus, was recently discovered in food waste. In this study, the(More)
Recent studies have reported the relationship between reduced sperm counts and male infertility. The effects of cultivated wild ginseng extracts, which include ginsenosides, on cellular antioxidant activities were studied in testicular cells and animal models. In a study of rats, the weight of testis-right (15.38%, P<0.05) and testis-left (16.98%, P<0.05)(More)
Purple acid phosphatases (PAPs) are ubiquitously present in plants, but their functional roles are still elusive. In this study, we isolated a novel full-length Pennisetum glaucum purple acid phosphatase 18-like (PgPAP18-like) gene, from pearl millet. PgPAP18 cDNA comprises 1410 bp and it encodes 469 amino acids including signal peptide. Insilico analysis(More)
The identification and characterization of Bacillus polyfermenticus KJS-2 (B. polyfermenticus KJS-2) was conducted using TEM, an API 50CHB kit, 16S rDNA sequencing, a phylogenetic tree, and catalase and oxidase testing. The conversion rate of glucose to lactic acid by B. polyfermenticus KJS-2 was found to be 60.71+/-4.9%. In addition, treatment of B.(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the positive effects of decursin and decursinol angelate (D/DA) on the reproductive system of male rats as well as to examine whether D/DA is able to ameliorate the effects of bisphenol A (BPA). Adult rats were divided into the following four groups: (1) control, (2) BPA, (3) D/DA, and (4) BPA+D/DA. Organ weight(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor-like neuropeptide is produced in the brain of the silk moth, Bombyx mori. Immunocytochemical studies of brain and retrocerebral complex of larvae, prepupae, pupae and adults showed that four pairs of median neurosecretory cells and six pairs of lateral neurosecretory cells which had different immunoreactivities to BDNF(More)
Cultivated wild ginseng has a variety of pharmacological effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of cultivated wild ginseng extracts (CWGE) on apoptosis. CWGE showed the ability to protect hormone production (testosterone and progesterone from in vitro results) in TM3 Leydig and TM4 Sertoli cells damaged by Bisphenol A (BPA). CWGE also(More)
Bacillus polyfermenticus KJS-2 (BP-KJS-2) was used to produce a lipopeptide-type surfactin. To accomplish this, a surfactin-producing BP-KJS-2 was fermented by soybeans. The surfactin was then purified by a procedure including ethanol treatment and preparative chromatography. Next, the biochemical structure of the purified surfactin was analyzed by(More)
The principal objective of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial activities of macrolactin A (MA) and 7-O-succinyl macrolactin A (SMA) generated from Bacillus polyfermenticus KJS-2 against vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VREs) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of MA and SMA against VREs(More)
The tetrapeptide FMRFamide is known to affect both neural function and gut contraction in a wide variety of invertebrates and vertebrates, including insect species. This study aimed to find a pattern of innervation of specific FMRFamide-labeled neurons from the abdominal ganglia to the hindgut of the silkworm Bombyx mori using the immunocytochemical method.(More)