Kyu Yang Yi

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Although the genomes of many microbial pathogens have been studied to help identify effective drug targets and novel drugs, such efforts have not yet reached full fruition. In this study, we report a systems biological approach that efficiently utilizes genomic information for drug targeting and discovery, and apply this approach to the opportunistic(More)
We investigated the effects of an Na(+)/H(+) exchanger inhibitor, sabiporide, on excitotoxicity in cultured neuronal cells and in vivo. Sabiporide attenuated glutamate- or NMDA (N-methyl-d-aspartic acid)-induced neuronal cell death. Sabiporide also reduced glutamate or NMDA-induced increase in [Ca(2+)](i). In in vivo brain ischemia model, sabiporide(More)
We investigated the effects of a novel Na(+)/H(+) exchanger-1 (NHE-1) inhibitor KR-33028 on glutamate excitotoxicity in cultured neuron cells in vitro and cerebral infarct in vivo by comparing its potency with that of zoniporide, a well-known, highly potent NHE-1 inhibitor. KR-33028 inhibited NHE-1 activation in a concentration-dependent manner (IC(50)=2.2(More)
Blocking of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)-1 has been expected to protect the heart from ischemia-reperfusion injury. We have recently identified a novel and orally active PARP-1 inhibitor, KR-33889 [2-[methoxycarbonyl(4-methoxyphenyl)-methylsulfanyl]-1H-benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid amide], and its major metabolite, KR-34285(More)
Urotensin II (UII) is a potent vasoactive peptide and mitogenic agent to induce proliferation of various cells including vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). In this study, we examined the effects of a novel UII receptor (UT) antagonist, KR-36676, on vasoconstriction of aorta and proliferation of aortic SMCs. In rat aorta, UII-induced vasoconstriction was(More)
Human Urotensin-II (U-II) is the most potent mammalian vasoconstrictor known.1 Thus, a U-II antagonist would be of therapeutic value in a number of cardiovascular disorders.2 Here, we describe our work on the prediction of the structure of the human U-II receptor (hUT2 R) using GEnSeMBLE (GPCR Ensemble of Structures in Membrane BiLayer Environment) complete(More)
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