Kyu hyun Han

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L-Canavanine, a natural L-arginine analog, is known to possess cytotoxicity to tumor cells in culture and experimental tumors in vivo. In this study, we first show that apoptotic cell death is associated with antitumor activity of L-canavanine against human acute leukemia Jurkat T cells. When Jurkat T cells were treated with 1.25-5.0mM L-canavanine for 36(More)
Recently, both embryonic stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells have been demonstrated to have immunosuppressive effects. The purpose of this study was to elucidate whether the embryonic stem cells and/or mesenchymal stem cells modulate both primary and secondary alloimmune responses. Both stem cells suppressed in vitro proliferation and cytokine production(More)
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) can suppress immunologic damage in renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), but the isolation and ex vivo expansion of these cells for clinical application remains challenging. Here, we investigated whether the IL-2/anti-IL-2 complex (IL-2C), a mediator of Treg expansion, can attenuate renal IRI in mice. IL-2C administered before(More)
A surgical technique using an exposed dermal graft to line the exenterated orbit has been successful in nine patients. Eight of the nine patients had undergone total maxillectomy at the time of exenteration. A split-thickness (epidermal) skin graft is harvested with a dermatome and hinged at one end. A second split-thickness dermal graft is harvested from(More)
We first report the mechanism for the inhibitory effect of the lysine analog, thialysine on human acute leukemia Jurkat T cells. When Jurkat T cells were treated with thialysine (0.32-2.5 mM), apoptotic cell death along with several biochemical events such as mitochondrial cytochrome c release, caspase-9 activation, caspase-3 activation, degradation of poly(More)
Although both embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are known to have immunosuppressive effects, the mechanisms of immunosuppression are still controversial. Both types of stem cells suppressed not only the proliferation but also survival of CD4(+) T cells in vitro. They suppressed secretion of various cytokines (IL-2, IL-12, IFN-γ,(More)
BACKGROUND Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are involved in the rejection of solid organ allografts. However, the roles of TLRs in islets are still controversial. We investigated the roles of TLRs in donor islets together with those in recipients in allogeneic islet transplantation. METHODS To assess the roles of TLRs in either donor islets or recipients,(More)
Measurement of spinal cord evoked potentials (SCEPs) is proposed as a means of predicting locomotion outcome in the rat spinal cord injury (SCI) model. Using 55 rats, three reproducible peak waves (waves I, II and III) were observed during stimulation at the C7 level with recording at the L1 epidural space. Hemisection at the T13 level showed three wave(More)
BACKGROUND The use of porcine islets as alternatives to transplantable human islets is hampered by xenotransplant rejection. To identify molecular mechanisms that would allow subversion of xenoislet rejection, we investigated the role of H2O2 in vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) expression by porcine and mouse islets and beta-cell lines. METHODS(More)
Retransplantation is common in allogeneic islet transplantation, and therefore, memory responses in previously sensitized recipients present a distinct obstacle for successful islet transplantation. Given the difficulties in controlling memory responses contributing to allograft rejection, it is worth investigating the effects of new immune-modulating(More)