Kyung-Min Kim

Learn More
Silicon (Si) application has been known to enhance the tolerance of plants against abiotic stresses. However, the protective mechanism of Si under heavy metals contamination is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to assess the role of Si in counteracting toxicity due to cadmium (Cd) and copper (Cu) in rice plants (Oryza sativa). Si significantly(More)
This study was carried out to assess the potential of SSR markers for variety identification by comparing SSR markers and morphological traits in tests of distinctiveness, uniformity, and stability (DUS) of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) varieties. Twenty-seven SSR markers were polymorphic in 66 pepper varieties, revealing a total of 89 alleles. Average(More)
The resistance of rice to ozone (O3) is a quantitative trait controlled by nuclear genes. The identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) and analysis of molecular markers of O3 resistance is important for increasing the resistance of rice to O3 stress. QTL associated with the O3 resistance of rice were mapped on chromosomes 1, 7 and 11 using 164(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to develop a CMCSCC-1 cell line for head and neck cancer research into new therapies for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS The CMCSCC-1 cell line was isolated from a primary oral tongue tumor specimen of a female patient. Tumor cells were evaluated for biomarkers expression by Western blots,(More)
Overexpression of the mammalian proapoptotic protein Bax induces cell death in plant and yeast cells. The Bax inihibitor-1 (BI-1) gene rescues yeast and plant from Bax-mediated lethality. Using the Arabidopsis BI-1 (AtBI-1) gene controlled by the GAL1 promoter as a cell death suppressor in yeast, Cdf1 (cell growth defect factor-1) was isolated from(More)
A marker-assisted selection (MAS) breeding program was used to improve the plant regenerability of indica rice. A significant quantitative trait loci (QTL) that is associated with the capacity for green plant regeneration in the anther culture of rice was mapped on chromosome 10 using recombinant inbred (RI) population from Milyang 23/Gihobyeo. The marker(More)
An efficient plant regeneration system has been developed for figleaf gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia Bouché), which is exclusively used as a rootstock for cucumber. The protocol is based on results obtained from a series of culture experiments involving different parts of the cotyledons and various media. The culture of cotyledon explants was critical for the(More)
Sepsis is a state of disrupted inflammatory homeostasis that is initiated by infection. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein acting as a late mediator of severe vascular inflammatory conditions, such as sepsis and endothelial cell protein C receptor (EPCR), is involved in vascular inflammation. Fisetin, an active compound from the family Fabaceae, was(More)
Non-viral carriers for gene therapy have been developed to minimize carrier cytotoxicity and to enhance transfection efficiency. Previously, we synthesized a 9-arginine-based reducible high molecular weight peptide for gene delivery. For the reducible poly(oligo-D-arginines) (rPOA), 9-arginine oligopeptides are connected by internal disulfide linkages to(More)
The ubiquitin-26S proteasome system is important in the quality control of intracellular proteins. The ubiquitin-26S proteasome system includes the E1 (ubiquitin activating), E2 (ubiquitin conjugating), and E3 (ubiquitin ligase) enzymes. U-box proteins are a derived version of RING-finger domains, which have E3 enzyme activity. Here, we present the(More)