Sang-Yun Nam

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The water extract from the root bark of Cortex Mori (CM, Morus alba L.: Sangbaikpi), a mulberry tree, has been known in Chinese traditional medicine to have antiphlogistic, diuretic, and expectorant properties. In this study, the cytotoxicity of CM against tumor cells and its mechanism was examined. CM exhibited cytotoxic activity on K-562, B380 human(More)
The effective microorganism fermentation extract (EM-X) is an antioxidant cocktail derived from the fermentation of plant material with effective microorganisms, and its clinical application is being increasingly scrutinized. In the current study, the antiasthmatic effect of EM-X was investigated using a mouse model. Inhalation of EM-X during OVA challenge(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate postoperative prognosis and progression in patients who received laparoscopic-assisted adenomyomectomy using the double flap method. METHODS The pelvic cavity was explored by the conventional laparoscopic method, and drainage was achieved through a 5-mm trocar. After a small incision in the abdomen, the(More)
c-myb plays an important role in the regulation of cell growth and differentiation, and is highly expressed in immature hematopoietic cells. The human chronic myelogenous leukemia cell K562, highly expresses IGF-I, IGF-II, IGF-IR, and IGF-induced cellular proliferation is mediated by IGF-IR. To characterize the impact of c-myb on the IGF-IGFBP-3 axis in(More)
Semen armeniacae amarum (SAA) has long been used to control asthma in Korean traditional medicine. However, its antiasthmatic action still remains poorly understood. In the current study, effective mechanism of SAA was investigated in a mouse model of allergic asthma induced by repeated sensitization and intranasal challenge with OVA. Airway hyperreactivity(More)
Paired box gene 9 (Pax9) and c-myb are transcription factors that regulate the expression of the genes involved in mediating cell proliferation, resistance to apoptosis, and migration. However, the function of Pax9 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is virtually unknown. This study examined the anti-apoptotic roles of Pax9 and c-myb, and clarified(More)
Protein kinase C (PKC) is a complex family consisting of many types of isoenzymes, of which PKC-zeta, an atypical isoform, has been reportedly implicated in the regulation of apoptosis and NF-kappaB, as well as control of T-dependent responses. Based on the recent report that PKC-zeta controls TH2 response, the current study was aimed to evaluate PKC-zeta(More)
Cytotoxic CD8+ T cells (Tc) are a major effector cell population in protection against tumor growth and classified into Tc1 or Tc2 based on their cytokine-secreting profiles. However, their relative tumor protective roles remain undefined. In the present study, CD8+ memory T cells were obtained from mice given with CT26-IL 12 and tumor-specific Tc1 and Tc2(More)
AIMS As an alternative strategy to obtain large amounts of ginseng extract with high yield of ginsenosides, we have utilized culture of cambial meristematic cells (CMCs) from wild ginseng. The anti-tumor effects of methanol extract of ginseng CMCs (MEGC) and their action mechanisms were investigated. MAIN METHODS Mice were intraperitoneally administered(More)
The physiological functions of CD30 have not been fully elucidated. Here we show that in CD30-deficient mice (CD30(-/-)), lung inflammation is significantly diminished in the ovalbumin (OVA) model of airway hyperreactivity. In CD30(-/-) mice, the recruitment of eosinophils into the airways after OVA-aerosol challenge of OVA-primed mice was significantly(More)