Min-Joon Han

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A member of the sirtuin family of NAD(+)-dependent deacetylases, SIRT3, is identified as one of the major mitochondrial deacetylases located in mammalian mitochondria responsible for deacetylation of several metabolic enzymes and components of oxidative phosphorylation. Regulation of protein deacetylation by SIRT3 is important for mitochondrial metabolism,(More)
The future of safe cell-based therapy rests on overcoming teratoma/tumor formation, in particular when using human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), such as human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Because the presence of a few remaining undifferentiated hPSCs can cause undesirable teratomas after transplantation,(More)
Intracellular delivery of macromolecules is a challenge in research and therapeutic applications. Existing vector-based and physical methods have limitations, including their reliance on exogenous materials or electrical fields, which can lead to toxicity or off-target effects. We describe a microfluidic approach to delivery in which cells are mechanically(More)
A member of the sirtuin family of NAD(+)-dependent deacetylases, SIRT3, is located in mammalian mitochondria and is important for regulation of mitochondrial metabolism, cell survival, and longevity. In this study, MRPL10 (mitochondrial ribosomal protein L10) was identified as the major acetylated protein in the mitochondrial ribosome. Ribosome-associated(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are nuclear receptors which down-regulate inflammatory signaling pathways. Therefore, we hypothesized that alterations of PPAR functions can contribute to human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1)-induced dysfunction of brain endothelial cells. Indeed, treatment with HIV-1 transactivator of transcription(More)
Bacterial ribosomal L7/L12 stalk is formed by L10, L11, and multiple copies of L7/L12, which plays an essential role in recruiting initiation and elongation factors during translation. The homologs of these proteins, MRPL10, MRPL11, and MRPL12, are present in human mitochondrial ribosomes. To evaluate the role of MRPL10, MRPL11, and MRPL12 in translation,(More)
It has recently been shown that genomic integrity (with respect to copy number variants [CNVs]) is compromised in human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generated by viral-based ectopic expression of specific transcription factors (e.g., Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc). However, it is unclear how different methods for iPSC generation compare with one(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are generated during cellular metabolism or by external factors. Recently, it was learned that ROS can stimulate cellular proliferation and act as a second messenger in cellular signaling. We previously reported that hydroxyl radicals might be the signaling molecules. In the present experiment, phenazine methosulfate (PMS) was(More)
We describe a child with onset of command auditory hallucinations and behavioral regression at 6 yr of age in the context of longer standing selective mutism, aggression, and mild motor delays. His genetic evaluation included chromosomal microarray analysis and whole-exome sequencing. Sequencing revealed a previously unreported heterozygous de novo mutation(More)
Mitochondrial ribosomal protein S29 (MRPS29) is a mitochondrial pro-apoptotic protein also known as death associated protein 3 (DAP3). Over-expression of MRPS29 has been reported to induce apoptosis in several different human cell lines while conferring resistance in glioma and Ataxia telangiectasia cells. These two contradictory reports led us to(More)