Kyoung-youl Lee

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Asthma is a persistent inflammatory disease characterized by airway obstruction and hyperresponsiveness in association with airway inflammation. In the current research, we studied the anti-inflammatory and anti-asthmatic effects of tiarellic acid (TA) isolated from Tiarella polyphylla, based on asthmatic parameters, such as immunoglobulin E (IgE) level,(More)
Stereology is a group of mathematical and statistical methods that allows the extrapolation of three-dimensional structural information from two-dimensional sections (or slices). This allows researchers to derive important quantitative structural information, such as the volume, surface area or numbers of particular particles (e.g. cells) within defined(More)
The purpose of the present study was to elucidate regional differences in the vulnerability of cerebellar foliations of rats exposed to X-irradiation. Effects of X-irradiation on foliations were examined with respect to histological changes in Purkinje cells and Bergmann glial fibers by calbindin-D28k (CB) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)(More)
AIMS This study was carried out to examine the effects of early postnatal maternal separation stress on the development of the cerebral cortex with respect to time-dependent fluctuations of neurotrophic factor ligand and receptor expression. MAIN METHODS Wistar rats were separated from their mothers for 3h per day during postnatal days (PND) 10 to 15. The(More)
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of monocular enucleation on the calbindin-D 28k (CB) and c-Fos immunoreactive (IR) neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) complex of adult rats. The enucleation resulted in neuronal degeneration and decrease of neurons in the LGN complex. Our study demonstrated a decrease of CB-IR neuronal(More)
The hippocampal formation has been shown to be particularly vulnerable to the neurotoxic effects of chronic ethanol consumption. It was hypothesized that this damage was due to the disruption of the expression of neurotrophic factors and certain other proteins within the hippocampus. By using real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction(More)
Chronic airway inflammation is a hallmark of asthma, which is an immune-based disease. We evaluated the ability of saucerneol D, a tetrahydrofuran-type sesquilignan isolated from Saururus chinensis, to regulate airway inflammation in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced airway inflammation model. Furthermore, we determined whether heme oxygenase (HO)-1 was required(More)
Rats of the Jcl: Wistar-TgN (ARGHGEN) 1Nts strain (Mini rats) are transgenic animals carrying an antisense RNA transgene for rat growth hormone (GH); they show poor somatic growth and a low blood GH level compared to age-matched wild-type Wistar (non-Mini) rats. The purpose of the present study was to investigate age-related changes in growth(More)
Asthma is a complex disease linked to various pathophysiological events, including proteinase activity. In this study, we examined whether a Diospyros blancoi methanolic extract (DBE) exerts protective effects on allergic asthma in a murine asthma model. To investigate the specific role of DBE, we employed a murine model of allergic airway inflammation.(More)
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is used as a plasticizer and is widely dispersed in the environment. In this study, we investigated the effects of maternal exposure to DEHP during pregnancy on neonatal asthma susceptibility using a murine model of asthma induced by ovalbumin (OVA). Pregnant BALB/c mice received DEHP from gestation day 13 to lactation day(More)