Myoung-Chul Song

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Dopaminergic cells in the retina express the receptor for brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is the neurotrophic factor that influences the plasticity of synapses in the central nervous system. We sought to determine whether BDNF influences the network of dopaminergic amacrine cells in the axotomized rat retina, by immunocytochemistry with an(More)
Pulmonary surfactant protein A (SP-A) is involved in innate immunity in the lung. In this study we investigated the interaction of SP-A with different serotypes of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on the regulation of inflammatory cytokines in vitro. In the human monocytic cell line, THP-1, combining SP-A with lipid A or rough LPS further enhanced lipid A- or rough(More)
Previous reports have shown that Treponema denticola causes rearrangement of filamentous actin (F-actin) in human gingival fibroblasts (HGF). The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of T. denticola on the generation of inositol phosphates (IPs) in relation to a time course for F-actin disruption in HGF. Cultured HGF were exposed to(More)
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