Pyo-Jam Park

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The angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity of fermented blue mussel sauce (FBMS) was investigated. Blue mussels were fermented with 25% NaCl (w/w) at 20 degrees C for 6 months and the resultant mixture was passed through a 40-mesh sieve, desalted using an electrodialyzer and then lyophilized. The IC(50) value of FBMS for ACE activity was(More)
In this study, we clarified the intracellular mechanism of angiotensin II (Ang II) in promoting migration in rat aortic smooth muscle cells (RASMCs). RASMC migration was measured with the Boyden chamber assay, and the result was confirmed with an aortic sprout assay. The activities of kinases were investigated by western blot analysis. Ang II enhanced RASMC(More)
Nine kinds of hetero-chitooligosaccharides (hetero-COSs) with relatively higher molecular weights (90, 75 and 50-HMWCOS), medium molecular weights (90, 75 and 50-MMWCOS), and lower molecular weights (90, 75 and 50-LMWCOS) were prepared from partially deacetylated hetero-chitosans (90, 75 and 50% deacetylated chitosan), and their scavenging activities were(More)
Collagen was isolated and characterized from the skin of brown backed toadfish (Lagocephalus gloveri), processing wastes. The total collagen yield extracted was 54.3% on the basis of lyophilized dry weight compared to other vertebrates. According to the electrophoretic pattern, the skin collagen of the fish consisted of heterotrimer alpha1alpha2alpha3.(More)
Recently, there has been a growing interest in alternative therapies of marine algae for diabetes. Therefore, the anti-diabetic effects of brown alga, Ecklonia cava was investigated in type 2 diabetic animal. Male C57BL/KsJ-db/db (db/db) mice were divided into control, dieckol rich extract of E. cava (AG-dieckol), or rosiglitazone (RG) groups. The blood(More)
Alaska pollack frame protein, which is normally discarded as an industrial byproduct in the processing of fish in plants, was hydrolyzed with pepsin. This was fractionated into five major types of Alaska pollack frame protein hydrolysates (APH-I, 10-30 kDa; APH-II, 5-10 kDa; APH-III, 3-5 kDa; APH-IV, 1-3 kDa; and APH-V, below 1 kDa) using an ultrafiltration(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the molecular mechanisms of fucoxanthin against melanoma cell lines (B16F10 cells). Fucoxanthin reduced the proliferation of B16F10 cells in a dose-dependent manner accompanied by the induction of cell cycle arrest during the G(0)/G(1) phase and apoptosis. Fucoxanthin-induced G(0)/G(1) arrest was associated with a(More)
Pancreatic β cells are very sensitive to oxidative stress and this might play an important role in β cell death with diabetes. The protective effect of dieckol, one of the phlorotannin polyphenol compounds purified from Ecklonia cava (E. cava), against high glucose-induced oxidative stress was investigated by using rat insulinoma cells. A high-glucose (30(More)
The present work describes the protective effects of thymol isolated from Thymus quinquecostatus Celak. against tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP)-induced oxidative damage through various experiments with Chang liver cells. Thymol significantly protected hepatocytes against t-BHP-induced cell cytotoxicity as demonstrated by increased viability. Furthermore,(More)
Soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), a circulating form of ICAM-1, has been known to be involved in the development of vascular diseases that are associated with vascular smooth muscle cell migration, such as hypertension and atherosclerosis. Here we investigated the contributions of sICAM-1 in promoting vascular migration in rat aortic(More)