Sangho Choi

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Five acetophenones bearing spiroketal-hexofuranoside rings, one di-C-glycosidic acetophenone and two benzopyrans, along with 16 known compounds were isolated from the leaves of Melicope pteleifolia. Structures of all the isolates were elucidated using extensive spectroscopic methods, including 1D, 2D-NMR and HRESIMS. All the isolates were also evaluated for(More)
TRAIL (TNF-related apoptosis inducing ligand) is a promising anti-cancer drug target that selectively induces apoptosis in cancer cells. However, many cancer cells are resistant to TRAIL-induced apoptosis. Therefore, reversing TRAIL resistance is an important step for the development of effective TRAIL-based anti-cancer therapies. We previously reported(More)
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is an enteric pathogen and a principal cause of gastroenteritis in humans. The factor-for-inversion stimulation protein (Fis) is known to play a pivotal role in the expression of Salmonella pathogenicity island (SPI)-1 genes in addition to various cellular processes such as recombination, replication, and(More)
Human prion diseases are caused by abnormal accumulation of misfolded prion protein in the brain tissue. Inherited prion diseases, including familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (fCJD), are associated with mutations of the prion protein gene (PRNP). The glutamate (E)-to-lysine (K) substitution at codon 200 (E200K) in PRNP is the most common pathogenic(More)
Mucor is a mold which exists in nature, but mucor infections of humans, even in immunocompromised hosts, are rare. Clinical manifestations of mucormycosis are nonspecific and diagnosis is based on microscopic examination and culture of biopsy specimens. Serologic test or molecular methods of speciation are used only as research tools. We investigated(More)
Products are released based on various platforms. An Application programing interface (API) is important to develop platform based applications effectively. Previously, we had some difficulties in developing applications using our platform APIs. Their name was ambiguous, and their functions were not primitive, and even their documentation was not enough to(More)
Larrea nitida Cav. (LNC), which belongs to the family Zygophyllaceae, is widely indigenous and used in South America to treat various pathological conditions. It contains the antioxidant and antiinflammatory but toxic nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) as well as O-methylated metabolite of NDGA (MNDGA) as bioactive compounds. The hepatic metabolism-based(More)
Scrub typhus, caused by infection with Orientia tsutsugamushi, is a mite-borne zoonotic disease endemic to the Asian-Pacific region. In Korea, the incidence of this disease has increased with climate changes, and over 10,000 cases of infection were reported in 2013. Although this infection is treatable with antibiotics such as doxycycline and azithromycin,(More)