Kyung-Sook Kim

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Sauchinone, a known lignan, was isolated from the root of Saururus chinensis as an active principle responsible for inhibiting the production of NO in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells by activity-guided fractionation. Sauchinone dose-dependently inhibited not only the production of NO, but also the expression of iNOS mRNA and protein in LPS-stimulated RAW(More)
Water extract of deer antler aqua-acupunture (DAA) prepared from the growing antler of Cervus korean TEMMINCK var. mantchuricus Swinhoe, was used to investigate the efficacy of a traditional immunosuppressive and immuno-activating Korean aqua-acupuncture, on the development of type II collagen (CII)-induced arthritis (CIA) in rats. The onset of arthritis(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of fluoride application on 37% phosphoric acid-etching by atomic force microscopy (AFM) in primary tooth samples based on a clinical protocol used in a pediatric dental hospital. Enamel samples were prepared from 36 exfoliated and non-carious primary teeth. Primary tooth samples were randomly assigned to one(More)
In our search for NF-kappaB inhibitors from natural resources, we have previously identified two structurally related dilignans, manassantin A and B as specific inhibitors of NF-kappaB activation from Saururus chinensis. However, their molecular mechanism of action remains unclear. We here demonstrate that manassantins A and B are potent inhibitors of(More)
We previously cloned and characterized the promoter region of the human NeuAcalpha2,3Galbeta1,3GalNAcalpha2,6-sialyltransferase (hST6GalNAc IV) gene [Kim et al. (2003)]. In the present study, we identified a region of 294 bp upstream of exon 1 of the gene that produced maximal transcriptional activity in human Jurkat T cells. Site-directed mutagenesis and(More)
Glomerular mesangial cells (MCs) are centrally located in the glomerulus. MCs control not only glomerular filtration, but also the response to local injury, including cell proliferation and basement membrane remodeling. Angiotensin II (Ang II) plays an important role in kidney function regulation, and participates in the progression of renal damage, as well(More)
beta-D-Mannoside beta-1,4-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase III (GnT-III) catalyses the attachment of an N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) residue to mannose in the beta(1-4) configuration in N-glycans, and forms a bisecting GlcNAc. We have generated transgenic mice that contain the human GnT-III gene under the control of the mouse albumin enhancer/promoter [Lee(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop the radiographic technique for detecting the demineralization which is known as indication of dental caries. This technique was based on the comparing of multiple radiographs which was irradiated by multiple X-ray spectra. For the meaningful comparison, the multiple radiographs were reconstructed to the(More)
Because the cell membrane is an important regulator of cell function, its morphological changes are important markers of cell apoptosis. These changes can differ for each cell type, and depend on the treatment conditions, including the drug, doses, and treatment time. To quantify morphological changes, HeLa and Ishikawa cells were investigated with atomic(More)