Kyung-Ho Park

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The continuous growth of tumors depends on the altered regulation of the cell cycle, which is in turn modulated by signals from growth factors and their receptors. Blockade of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF-IR by antisense or dominant negative plasmid transfection can suppress tumorigenicity and induce regression of established tumors. We have(More)
Gene therapy is hampered by poor gene transfer to the tumor mass. We previously proposed a combination adenoviral gene therapy containing a conditionally replicating adenovirus (CRAD) expressing mutant E1 (delta24RGD) and a replication-defective E1-deleted adenovirus to enhance the efficiency of gene transfer. Mutant E1 expressed by delta24RGD enables the(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Bee venom (BV) is a traditional Korean medicine that has been widely used with satisfactory results in the treatment of some immune-related diseases, especially rheumatoid arthritis. AIM OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study is to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of BV, which is(More)
Low gene transfer rate is the most substantial hurdle in the practical application of gene therapy. One strategy to improve transfer efficiency is the use of a conditionally replicating adenovirus (CRAD) that can selectively replicate in tumor cells. We hypothesized that conventional E1-deleted adenoviruses (ad) can become replication-competent when(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous studies have reported that in cochlear cells, heat shock protein (HSP)70 is expressed after ototoxic stimuli. We performed this study to investigate the possibility of HSP70 being found in circulation and to observe its possible clinical role in patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). METHODS A total of 67 patients(More)
Insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus promote the atherosclerotic process, where an endothelial dysfunction plays a key role. The diabetic milieu elevates the production of the plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) and also increases the proliferation of vascular endothelial cells. Recently the role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic laryngitis (CL) has been described as chronic inflammation of the larynx. CL have various causes such as long-term smoking, acid reflux, voice overuse, bronchitis, allergies, pneumonia, excessive exposure to toxic chemicals and complications from the flu or a chronic cold. However, the prevalence of CL and role of air pollution in the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I receptor (IGF-Ir) signaling is required for maintenance of growth and tumorigenicity of several tumor types. We have previously shown successful therapy in a lung cancer xenograft model using an adenovirus expressing antisense IGF-Ir. In this study, we sought to better dissect the mechanism and develop(More)
Evidence indicates that the induction of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and high prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels contribute to the pathogenesis of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In addition to overproduction by COX-2, PGE2 concentrations also depend upon the levels of the PGE2 catabolic enzyme 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (15-PGDH). We find a(More)
Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation induces skin dryness, largely by disruption of the epidermal barrier. In a search for dietary and plant compounds that would protect against skin dryness, we investigated the dietary effect of red ginseng (the steamed root of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) on epidermal levels of hydration and ceramides, the most important lipids for(More)