Oh Sang Kwon

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Dehydroascorbic acid (DHA) is rapidly taken up by cells and reduced to ascorbic acid (AA). Using the Xenopus laevis oocyte expression system we examined transport of DHA and AA via glucose transporter isoforms GLUT1-5 and SGLT1. The apparent Km of DHA transport via GLUT1 and GLUT3 was 1.1 +/- 0.2 and 1.7 +/- 0.3 mM, respectively. High performance liquid(More)
Green tea is a popular worldwide beverage, and its potential beneficial effects such as anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties are believed to be mediated by epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a major constituent of polyphenols. Recently, it was reported that EGCG might be useful in the prevention or treatment of androgenetic alopecia by selectively(More)
The phylogenetic relationships among fourteen isolates of benign Theileria spp. infecting cattle, elk and white-tailed deer were studied by nucleotide sequence comparisons of the variable (V4) region (200 nucleotides) of the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene. Included were six Korean bovine, one Japanese bovine, three North American bovine, and four North(More)
To develop a model for the study of oral epithelial differentiation, we reconstructed artificial buccal mucosa equivalents using keratinocytes and fibroblasts or de-epidermized dermis derived from non-cornifying buccal mucosa. The buccal mucosa equivalents reconstructed in this way showed a morphology closely mimicking that of their in vivo counterparts.(More)
BACKGROUND Minoxidil has been widely used to treat androgenetic alopecia, but little is known about its pharmacological activity or about the identity of its target cells in hair follicles. We hypothesized that minoxidil has direct effects on the proliferation and apoptosis of dermal papilla cells (DPCs) of human hair follicle. OBJECTIVE To elucidate the(More)
Ki Tae Suk, Soon Koo Baik, Jung Hwan Yoon, Jae Youn Cheong, Yong Han Paik, Chang Hyeong Lee, Young Seok Kim, Jin Woo Lee, Dong Joon Kim, Sung Won Cho, Seong Gyu Hwang, Joo Hyun Sohn, Moon Young Kim, Young Bae Kim, Jae Geun Kim, Yong Kyun Cho, Moon Seok Choi, Hyung Joon Kim, Hyun Woong Lee, Seung Up Kim, Ja Kyung Kim, Jin Young Choi, Dae Won Jun, Won Young(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM It is uncertain if a patient's lamivudine response after HBeAg loss is durable. In Korean chronic hepatitis B patients, the relapse rate is high after termination of lamivudine therapy for patients with HBeAg loss. We evaluated the factors related to relapse in chronic hepatitis B patients with HBeAg loss after lamivudine therapy. (More)
Free radicals generated by a partial reduction of O2 pose a serious threat to tissues and vital organs and cells. The major site of interaction between the lung and inhaled oxidants is the epithelium. We have examined the effect of pyrogallol, an O2- generator, on the ability of human epithelial cells to produce active DNA binding proteins and inducible(More)
Human brain gamma-aminobutyrate transaminase is differentially expressed in a tissue-specific manner. mRNA master dot-blot analysis for 50 different human tissues, including different brain regions and fetal tissues, provided a complete map of the tissue distribution. Genomic Southern analysis revealed that the gamma-aminobutyrate transaminase gene is a(More)