Na Hyung Kim

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Multidrug resistance (MDR) is one of the most significant obstacles in cancer chemotherapy. One of the mechanisms involved in the development of MDR is the over-expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp). It is widely known that natural compounds found in vegetables, fruits, plant-derived beverages and herbal dietary supplements not only have anticancer(More)
To improve the efficiency of gene delivery for effective gene therapy, it is essential that the vector carries functional components that can promote overcoming barriers in various steps leading to the transport of DNA from extracellular to ultimately nuclear compartment. In this study, we designed genetically engineered fusion proteins as a platform to(More)
Since P-glycoprotein (P-gp) acts as a barrier to intestinal absorption of various drugs, P-gp inhibitors have been studied as oral absorption enhancers of P-gp substrate drugs. Here, we investigated the in vitro and in vivo effects of a novel coumarin derivative (LL-348) for its P-gp inhibitory activity. With LL-348, accumulation of daunomycin (DNM)(More)
Asthma is a worldwide health problem. Activated T cells (ATCs) in the lung, particularly T helper 2 cells (Th2), are strongly associated with inducing airway inflammatory responses and chemoattraction of inflammatory cells in asthma. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) as a promising anti-sense molecule can specifically silence inflammation related genes in ATCs,(More)
Basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) accounts for the most aggressive types of breast cancer, marked by high rates of relapse and poor prognoses and with no effective clinical therapy yet. Therefore, investigation of new targets and treatment strategies is more than necessary. Here, we identified a receptor that can be targeted in BLBC for efficient and specific(More)
Amphiphilic nucleic acid carriers have attracted strong interest. Three groups of nylon-3 copolymers (poly-β-peptides) possessing different cationic/hydrophobic content were evaluated as siRNA delivery agents in this study. Their ability to condense siRNA was determined in SYBR Gold assays. Their cytotoxicity was tested by MTT assays, their efficiency of(More)
The objective of this study was to characterize immunoliposomes carrying plasmid DNA with optimal encapsulation efficiency and antibody density. Plasmid DNA was encapsulated by the freezing/thawing method into liposomes composed of POPC (1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphocholine), DDAB (didodecyl dimethyl ammonium bromide), DSPE-PEG 2000 (distearoyl(More)
A specific and rapid high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method with UV detection (254 nm) was developed for the determination of cefroxadine in human plasma. The sample extraction was performed by a simple procedure, vortexing and centrifugation of sample following addition of 60% trichloroacetic acid. Cephalexin was used as an internal standard(More)
Spermines are naturally abundant polyamines that partially condense nucleic acids and exhibit the proton-sponge effect in an acidic environment. However, spermines show a limited efficiency for transfecting nucleic acids because of their low molecular weight. Therefore, spermines need to be modified to be used as nonviral vectors for nucleic acids. Here, we(More)
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