Sangjae Kim

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Cilnidipine, a calcium channel blocker, has been reported to have neuroprotective effects. We investigated whether cilnidipine could protect neurons from hypoxia and explored the role of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK) pathways in the neuroprotective effect of cilnidipine. The viability of a primary(More)
Oxidative stress is a well-known pathogenic mechanism of a diverse array of neurological diseases, and thus, numerous studies have attempted to identify antioxidants that prevent neuronal cell death. GV1001 is a 16-amino-acid peptide derived from human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT). Considering that hTERT has a strong antioxidant effect, whether(More)
GV1001 is a 16-amino-acid vaccine peptide derived from the human telomerase reverse transcriptase sequence. We investigated the effects of GV1001 against β-amyloid (Aβ) oligomer-induced neurotoxicity in rat neural stem cells (NSCs). Primary culture NSCs were treated with several concentrations of GV1001 and/or Aβ₂₅₋₃₅ oligomer for 48 hours. GV1001 protected(More)
Neurotoxic effects have been suggested for l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA), while neuroprotective effects have been proposed for statins. We investigated whether certain statins (simvastatin or pitavastatin) could inhibit L-DOPA neurotoxicity. Neuronally-differentiated PC12 (nPC12) cells were treated with L-DOPA and/or statins for 24h, and their(More)
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