Sang-Min Kang

Learn More
The essential osteoblast-related transcription factor Runx2 and the female steroid hormone estrogen are known to play pivotal roles in bone homeostasis; however, the functional interaction between Runx2- and estrogen-mediated signaling in skeletal tissues is minimally understood. Here we provide evidence that aromatase (CYP19), a rate-limiting enzyme(More)
In an effort to discover novel genes differentially expressed in human pancreatic cancer, we have identified a gene named PCD1 (pancreatic cancer derived) that is up-regulated in pancreatic dysplasia and cancer relative to normal pancreatic ductal epithelium. We cloned the full length (4572 bp) of this gene, which encodes a novel protein of 1064 amino acids(More)
Saponins are a group of naturally occurring plant glycosides which possess a wide range of pharmacological properties, including anti-tumorigenic and antiviral activities. To investigate whether saponin has anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) activity, we examined the effect of saponin on HCV replication. HCV replication was efficiently inhibited at a(More)
  • 1