Kwang Gill Lee

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Regenerated silk fibroin (SF) filaments were prepared by the wet spinning technique. The rheological behavior of the SF dope solution prepared with formic acid was examined and the drawing effect on the structural characteristics and mechanical properties of SF filament was comparatively studied with those of natural silk fiber. SF dope exhibited shear(More)
Paecilomyces tenuipes reportedly have anticancer and immune activities, along with various other medicinal uses. Cultured products with P. tenuipes are certified for use in food in South Korea, and processed goods containing this fungus have been developed in many countries, particularly South Korea, Japan, and China. Research on mass production(More)
In this paper, the regenerated silk fibroin (SF) solution dissolved in formic acid was used as a model protein to understand the role of formic acid in solution stability and crystallization of protein-based materials. The molecular decomposition of SF did not occur for the dissolution process in formic acid within 1-2 days of storage times. The beta-sheet(More)
Silk protein is a biocompatible material that has been used in many biotechnological applications and exhibits body fat-lowering effects. Recent studies have shown that silk peptides increase expression of osteogenic markers in osteoblast-like cells. Because osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation from common mesenchymal progenitor cells are inverse(More)
This study examined the effect of whole bee venom (BV) as a potential stimulant of the piglet immune system, on growth performance, blood parameters, plasma protein and immune globulin content of serum. Piglets (n = 97) received combinations of 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 mg/kg of parenterally administered BV on 4 occasions between birth and Day 30. In the(More)
OBJECTIVE Acne vulgaris is a chronic dermatologic problem with multiple factors involved in its pathogenesis. Alternative solutions to acne treatment were instigated by antibiotic resistance despite of its extensive use. Purified bee venom (PBV) has been proposed as a promising candidate for that purpose. The present study was designed to confirm the(More)
Royal jelly (RJ) is a honeybee product containing proteins, carbohydrates, fats, free amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. As its principal unsaturated fatty acid, RJ contains 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid (10-HDA), which may have antitumor and antibacterial activity and a capacity to stimulate collagen production. RJ has attracted interest in various parts of(More)
We investigated the effects of repairing large tympanic membrane (TM) perforations in rats with a thin silk patch compared with the commonly used paper patch. We performed bilateral myringotomies of 1.8 mm in diameter on 50 adult Sprague-Dawley rats with intact TMs. The perforations in the right ears of 40 rats were treated with a silk patch, and the(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the regenerative capacity of a newly developed nerve guidance conduit using electrospun silk fibroin (SFNC) implanted in a 10-mm defect of the sciatic nerve in rats. After evaluating the physical properties and cytocompatibility of SFNC in vitro, rats were randomly allocated into three groups: defect only, autograft and(More)
Regenerated silk fibroin (SF) filaments were prepared by the wet spinning technique. The effect of coagulation conditions, such as coagulant type and coagulation temperature, was investigated on the morphological feature of SF filaments and a theoretical approach was also performed to understand the coagulation phenomena. SEM observation revealed that as(More)