Kyung Mi Shim

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Aucubin is an iridoid glycoside with a variety of pharmacological effects, such as antimicrobial and antiinflammatory, whilst also promoting dermal wound healing. This study examined the effects of 0.1% aucubin on oral wound healing. ICR male mice were divided into two groups: an untreated control group (n=18) and an aucubin-treated group (n=18). Saline or(More)
Renal function measurements using (99m)Tc-DTPA and (99m)Tc-MAG(3) dynamic scintigraphs were compared to those obtained using (99m)Tc-DMSA static scintigraphy. Eighteen experimental rabbits were randomly divided into (99m)Tc-DTPA-, (99m)Tc-MAG(3)-, and (99m) Tc-DMSA-injected groups. Experimental unilateral renal damage was induced by ligating a unilateral(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP)-angiopoietin 1 (Ang1) is a soluble and stable form of Ang1 which plays important roles in vessel formation and the survival of endothelial cells, neurons and cardiomyocytes. However, the effects of COMP-Ang1 on the survival of mesenchymal cells are unknown. Mesenchymal cells have been transplanted(More)
(99m)Tc-Tin colloid is a commonly used colloidal radiopharmaceutical in human medicine for evaluating liver function and morphology. (99m)Tc-Tin colloid is taken up in the liver by the phagocytic activity of Kupffer cells, the reticuloendothelial cells of the liver. Unlike what occurs in human beings, we demonstrated (99m)Tc-Tin colloid uptake within the(More)
Experimental induction of polycystic ovary (PCO) in rodent resembling some aspects of human PCO syndrome was produced using the long-acting compound estradiol valerate (EV). Our previous study on the role of Korean red ginseng total saponins in a steroid-induced PCO rat model demonstrated that electro-acupuncture modulates nerve growth factor (NGF)(More)
The current study was designed to investigate the chemical and physical properties of porcine-derived xenografts of different crystallinity (low and high) and to evaluate their osteogenic potential. Porcine femur bone underwent a heat treatment process at 400°C (P400) and 1200°C (P1200) and was then milled into particles of 1 mm or less. In X-ray(More)
Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important food crops in the world. However, rice paddy fields are considered as one of the major sources of anthropogenic CH4 emissions. The objectives of this study were to estimate CH4 fluxes from a rice paddy field during rice growing seasons in South Korea and to assess the impacts of water managements on(More)
There is a growing interest in bone graft materials for enhancing bone formation. We have focused on bone xenograft using animal by-products. Among animal by-products, the duck beak was specifically used in this study for manufacture of bone graft particles. Harvested duck-beak bone was defatted, deproteinized, and then heat-treated at 350ΰC. Subsequently,(More)
This study was conducted for evaluation of the ability to maintain efficacy and biocompatibility of cross-linked dextran in hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (DiHM) and cross-linked dextran mixed with PMMA in hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (PDiHM), compared with hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. Saline and HA solution was administered in the negative and positive(More)
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