Mi-Sook Hong

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It is well documented that neuropeptide Y (NPY) is involved in the regulation of the hypothalamo-pituitary gonadal axis. In order to determine the influence of NPY on the biosynthesis of GnRH, we have studied the effects of NPY and some NPY analogs on GnRH gene expression in neurons in the male rat preoptic area (POA). The following peptides NPY, peptide YY(More)
Acupuncture is frequently used as an alternative therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD), and it attenuates dopaminergic (DA) neurodegeneration in the substantia nigra (SN) in PD animal models. Using proteomic analysis, we investigated whether acupuncture alters protein expression in the SN to favor attenuation of neuronal degeneration. In C57BL/6 mice treated(More)
This study aimed to determine the antinociceptive effect of Aralia continentalis extract (AC) on Freund's adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats. Adult Sprague-Dawley rats received an injection of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) into the articular cavity of the ankle joint, and then antinociceptive behaviors and spinal Fos expression were examined. AC was(More)
Neuroanatomical data have clearly demonstrated the existence of synaptic contacts between neuropeptide Y (NPY) endings and tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic (TIDA) neurons in the rat arcuate nucleus. In order to determine the influence of NPY in the biosynthesis of dopamine, we have studied the effects of NPY and some NPY analogs on tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)(More)
It is well known that the adrenal medulla contains high concentrations of neuropeptide Y (NPY) where it coexists with epinephrine and norepinephrine. In order to evaluate the possible involvement of NPY in the regulation of the chromafin cells of the rat adrenal medulla, we have studied the effects of NPY and some NPY analogs on the concentrations of(More)
It is well documented that dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), an adrenal androgen, is converted into potent androgens and/or estrogens in peripheral tissues. Since sex steroids are involved in the regulation of prolactin (PRL) secretion, we have studied the effect of DHEA administration on PRL mRNA levels in both adult male and female rats. Since(More)
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