Kyung-Yoon Kam

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The therapeutic goal in treating cerebral ischemia is to reduce the extent of brain injury and thus minimize neurological impairment. We examined the effects of p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol (HBA), an active component of Gastrodia elata Blume, on transient focal cerebral ischemia-induced brain injury with respect to the involvement of protein disulphide isomerase(More)
The present study is designed to evaluate the relationship between gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and GnRH receptor (GnRHR) gene expression during the steroid-induced LH surge. One week after ovariectomy (OVX), a capsule containing 17beta-estradiol (E) or vehicle (V) was implanted into OVX rats, and 2 days later a single injection of progesterone (P)(More)
Reproductive function has been known to be impaired by various kinds of physical and emotional stress, but the mechanism by which stress impairs the reproductive axis has not been clearly understood. In the present study, the effects of immobilization stress were studied on the surges of luteinizing hormone (LH) and prolactin (PRL) induced by(More)
In a previous study, we clearly demonstrated that an application of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) to cultured rat pituitary cells increased the expression of GnRH receptor (GnRH-R) mRNA through transcriptional activation of GnRH-R gene rather than suppression of the turnover rate of GnRH-R mRNA. Along with GnRH, gonadal steroids seem to be an(More)
Ziprasidone is a benzisothiazolyl piperazine derivative that was developed from the chemically related antipsychotic drug tiospirone, and it improves neurological functions of the ischemic brain and is effective in treatment of schizophrenia. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered as a leading candidate for neurological regenerative therapy because of(More)
Ziprasidone is an atypical antipsychotic drug used for the treatment of schizophrenia. Recent studies have reported that atypical antipsychotics have neuroprotective effects against brain injury. In the present study, the effect of ziprasidone on ischemic brain injury was investigated. Focal cerebral ischemia was induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion(More)
In a previous study, we showed that even continuous application of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) could increase the steady-state levels of GnRH receptor (GnRH-R) mRNA if treated for a relatively short period (6 h). Therefore, in the present study we examined whether GnRH-induced increment of GnRH-R mRNA is owing to stabilization of the preexisting(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a member of the neurotrophin family and is widely distributed in the central nervous system, including the cerebral cortex. BDNF plays an important role in normal neural development, survival of existing neurons, and activity-dependent neuroplasticity. BDNF can also be neuroprotective and evoke neurogenesis in(More)
The homologous regulation of pituitary Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Receptor (GnRH-R) mRNA expression by GnRH has been well demonstrated. However, the regulation of the ovarian GnRH-R is poorly understood. The present study was performed to demonstrate the presence of GnRH transcripts in addition to GnRH-R mRNA and the regulation of GnRH-R mRNA expression(More)
In our previous study, we demonstrated that immobilization stress blocked estrogen-induced luteinizing hormone (LH) surge possibly by inhibiting the synthesis and release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) at the hypothalamic level and by blocking estrogen-induced prolactin (PRL) surge by increasing the synthesis of dopamine receptor at the pituitary(More)