Kyong-Jin Jung

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Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) produced by cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) and cystathionine γ-lyase (CSE) in the transsulfuration pathway of homocysteine plays a number of pathophysiological roles. Hyperhomocysteinemia is involved in kidney fibrosis. However, the role of H2S in kidney fibrosis remains to be defined. Here, we investigated the role of H2S and its(More)
Increase of interstitial cell population, resulting in the expansion of interstitium, excessive production of extracellular matrix, and reduction of functioning tubules, is critical in fibrotic progression in the kidney of patients suffering from chronic renal diseases. Here, we investigated the contribution of bone marrow-derived cells (BMDC) in kidney(More)
BACKGROUND Carnosic acid, which is one of extract components of rosemary, has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-cancer effects. However, the anti-cancer effect of carnosic acid in human renal carcinoma cells is unknown. METHODS Flow cytometry analysis was used to examine the effects of carnosic acid on apoptosis, and Asp-Glu-Val-Asp-ase activity(More)
Recently, kidney fibrosis following transplantation has become recognized as a main contributor of chronic allograft nephropathy. In transplantation, transient ischemia is an inescapable event. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a critical role in ischemia and reperfusion (I/R)-induced acute kidney injury, as well as progression of fibrosis in various(More)
Carnosic acid is a phenolic diterpene from rosmarinus officinalis, and has multiple functions, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-tumor activity. In this study, we examined whether carnosic acid could sensitize TRAIL-mediated apoptosis in human renal carcinoma Caki cells. We found that carnosic acid markedly induced TRAIL-mediated apoptosis in(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) function as an inducer of cell death and survival or proliferative factor, in a cell-type-specific and concentration-dependent manner. All of these roles are critical to ischemia-induced renal functional impairment and progressive fibrotic changes in the kidney. In an effort to define the role of ROS in the proliferation of(More)
Kidney fibrosis results in chronic renal disease. The current treatment of chronic renal diseases is limited to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers. Recently, we found that Wen-pi-tang-Hab-Wu-ling-san (WHW) extract, which has been used to treat renal diseases in herbal medicine for a long time, plays anti-fibrogenic.(More)
Male gender and the male hormone testosterone increase susceptibility to kidney ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury, which is associated with inflammatory responses. Possible involvement of histone deacetylase (HDAC) in inflammatory responses has been suggested. We investigated the gender-specific role of HDACs in plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Men are generally more prone to chronic kidney disease and progression to end-stage renal disease than women. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the role of reactive oxygen species and testosterone in the progression of renal fibrosis in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). METHODS(More)
AIM This study aimed to evaluate the molecular mechanism mitigating progress of chronic nephropathy by mesenchymal stem cells. METHODS Rats were divided into normal control (Normal), ADR + vehicle (CON), and ADR + MSC (MSC) groups. Nephropathy was induced by ADR (4 mg/kg) and MSCs (2 × 106 ) were injected. Rats were sacrificed 1 or 6 weeks after ADR(More)