Myeong Seon Lee

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Vitamin C (VC) is an important antioxidant and enzyme co-factor that works by stimulating the immune system and protecting against infections. It is well known that melanoma cells are more susceptible to VC than any other tumor cells. However, the role of VC in the treatment of colon cancer has not been studied. Cisplatin (CDDP) is a DNA damaging agent and(More)
The present study investigated the oxidative metabolism of 2-naphthyl isothiocyanate catalyzed by rat liver microsomes. Incubation of 2-naphthyl isothiocyanate, microsomes, and NADPH yielded either N,N'-di-2-naphthylurea or, on inclusion of 2-aminofluorene in the incubations, N-2-naphthyl-N'-2-fluorenylurea. These ureas were formed by the production of(More)
Methylglyoxal (MG) was identified as an intermediate in non-enzymatic glycation and increased levels were reported in patients with diabetes. In this study, we evaluated the effects of MG on the modification of ferritin. When ferritin was incubated with MG, covalent crosslinking of the protein increased in a time- and MG dose-dependent manner. Reactive(More)
Excess free iron generates oxidative stress that may contribute to the pathogenesis of various causes of neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we assessed the modification of ferritin induced by H(2)O(2). When ferritin was incubated with H(2)O(2), the degradation of ferritin L-chain increased with the H(2)O(2) concentration whereas ferritin H-chain was(More)
Lipid peroxidation is known to be an important factor in the pathologies of many diseases associated with oxidative stress. We assessed the lipid peroxidation induced by the reaction of ferritin with H2O2. When linoleic acid micelles or phosphatidyl choline liposomes were incubated with ferritin and H2O2, lipid peroxidation increased in the presence of(More)
The objective of the present study was to explore the mechanisms responsible for the strong, direct-acting mutagenicity of 2-naphthohydroxamic acid (NHA) for Salmonella typhimurium TA98. NHA was converted to its O-acetate (O-Ac-NHA) by acetyl-CoA, in the presence of competent or heat-treated cell-free bacterial preparations. O-Ac-NHA, which is more(More)
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