Kyung-Oh Doh

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Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF) is highly expressed in adipose tissue. Its role, however, has not been fully elucidated. Here, we reveal the metabolic role of adipose-VEGF by studying mice with deletion (VEGF(AdΔ)) or doxycycline-inducible overexpression of a VEGF transgene (VEGF(AdTg)) in the adipose tissue. VEGF(AdΔ) mice have reduced adipose(More)
The new cholesterol-based cationic lipids B, C, and D with an ether linked spacer were synthesized by using aminopropyl chain extension with acrylonitrile. The cholesterol-based cationic lipid A with carbamoyl linkage were also synthesized in order to compare the difference in transfection efficiency of the two linkage types. To this end, GFP expression of(More)
Intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy is a promising post-surgical therapy of solid carcinomas confined within the peritoneal cavity, with potential benefits in locoregional and systemic management of residual tumors. In this study, we intended to increase local retention of platinum in the peritoneal cavity over a prolonged period of time using a nanoparticle(More)
Cholesterol-based cationic lipids have been widely used because of biocompatibility and serum resistance. However, the reason for the effectiveness of cholesterol-based cationic lipids remains unclear. We compared the transfection route of CHOL-E, a cholesterol-based cationic lipid having an amine head and an ether linker, with that of DOTAP. The luciferase(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) is an important mediator of tissue fibrosis, including liver cirrhosis. Ribbon-type antisense oligonucleotide to TGF-beta1 (TGF-beta1 RiAS) was designed and combined with cationic peptide derived from the nuclear localization signal of human immunodeficiency virus-1 Tat protein for enhanced cellular uptake. When(More)
The large circular (LC)-antisense library to the 221 unigene clone was constructed and utilized in the identification of genes functionally involved in the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma cells. We identified that 37 out of the 221 members of the antisense library exerted a marked inhibitory effect on the growth of Huh-7. The putative functional(More)
Cationic liposomes have been actively used as gene delivery vehicle because of their minimal toxicity, but their relatively low efficiency of gene delivery is the major disadvantage of these vectors. Recently, cysteine residue incorporation to HIV-1 Tat peptide increased liposomemediated transfection compared with unmodified Tat peptide. Therefore, we(More)
We examined the effect of leptin on the insulin resistance in skeletal muscles by measuring glucose transport. Male Wistar rats were fed rat chow or high-fat diets for 30 days. Before sacrifice, rats fed high-fat diet were subcutaneously injected with leptin (1 mg/kg b.w.) for 3 days. The glucose transport in epitrochlearis and soleus muscles did not differ(More)
We investigated the change in activity of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) in high-sucrose diet (HSD)-induced obese rats compared with controls. Power spectral analyses of R-R interval variability were performed to obtain the low frequency (LF, 0.04-0.699 Hz) and high frequency (HF, 0.7-3.0 Hz) powers. The percents of fat mass to body weight (%F/BW) and(More)
Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a reactive dicarbonyl metabolite of glucose, and its plasma levels are elevated in patients with diabetes. Studies have shown that MGO combines with the amino and sulphhydryl groups of proteins to form stable advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are associated with vascular endothelial cell (EC) injury and may contribute to(More)