Sang-Hun Jung

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Myeloid differentiation 2 (MD-2) recognizes endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which is required for Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) activity. MD-2 represents a more attractive therapeutic target than TLR4 for intervention in severe inflammatory disorders due to microbial infection. Here, we suggest MD-2 as a molecular target of nonlipid chalcone in the(More)
Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is inducible in response to cAMP through the cAMP-responsive element-binding protein (CREB) and plays a pivotal role in the melanocyte-specific expression of tyrosinase or tyrosinase-related proteins (TRPs) for melanin biosynthesis. Manassantin A from Saururus chinensis inhibits cAMP-induced melanin(More)
Melanin, primarily responsible in humans for hair, eye and skin pigmentation, is produced by melanocytes through a process called melanogenesis. However, the abnormal accumulation of melanin causes dermatological problems such as café-au-lait macules ephelides (freckles), solar lentigo (age spots) and melasma, as well as cancer and vitiligo. Hence the(More)
The antitumor activities of novel 1-[1-(4-aminobenzoyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-indol-6-sulfonyl]-4-phenyl-imidazolidin-2-ones were studied to determine the potential of these compounds as antitumor candidates. The agents studied were: DW2143 (1-[1-(4-aminobenzoyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-indol-6-sulfonyl]-4-phenyl-imidazolidin-2-one), a racemic mixture, and DW2282(More)
Four new triterpenes, 21alpha-methylmelianodiol (1), 21beta-methylmelianodiol (2), hispidol A 25-methyl ether (3) and hispidol B 25-methyl ether (4), and a new coumarin, isoschininallylol (5), were isolated from the fruits of Poncirus trifoliata RAFINESQUE, along with seventeen known compounds. The structures of the new compounds (1 - 5) were elucidated by(More)
The inclusion complexes of metoprolol (MT) and carboxymethyl-beta-cyclodextrin (CMCD) were prepared and the stability constants of the complexes were determined. Binding studies performed using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), UV spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis (CE) indicated that a complex with 1:1 stoichiometry is predominant in(More)
Chrysosplenol C (4',5,6-trihydroxy-3,3',7-trimethoxyflavone) isolated from Miliusa balansae has unique structural features as a reversible inotropic agent independent of β-adrenergic signaling and with selective activation of cardiac myosin ATPase. Hence, a series of chrysosplenol analogues were synthesized and explored for identification of pharmacophore(More)
Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is inducible in response to cAMP and has a pivotal role in the melanocyte-specific expression of tyrosinase for skin pigmentation. Here we suggest that the cAMP-binding site of protein kinase A (PKA) is a target in the inhibition of the melanogenic process in melanocytes, as evidenced from the molecular(More)
INTRODUCTION Melanogenesis is the process of producing the melanin pigment, in which a series of chemical and enzymatic pathways are involved. Modulation at any level of this process would become an important approach in the treatment of hyper- or hypopigmentation-related diseases. Since hyperpigmentation covers important issue in cosmetics, there is a need(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE cAMP as a second messenger stimulates expression of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) or the tyrosinase gene in UVB-induced skin pigmentation. Diphenylmethylene hydrazinecarbothioamide (QNT 3-80) inhibits α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH)-induced melanin production in B16 murine melanoma cells but its(More)