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Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen appear to prevent the development of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, long-term use has undesirable side-effects. A new strategy for anti-inflammatory drug therapy is using a dual inhibitor of COX and lipooxygenase (LOX). Here, we compared the dopaminergic neuroprotective property of phenidone (a dual COX and LOX(More)
Accumulated evidence has indicated that neuroinflammation is one of the important etiologic factors of Parkinson's disease (PD). Earlier studies have employed the inflammogen lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to induce inflammation of dopaminergic neurons. Methamphetamine (MA) dopaminergic toxicity similar to 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)(More)
Sex pheromone production is regulated by pheromone biosynthesis-activating neuropeptide (PBAN) in many lepidopteran species. We cloned a PBAN receptor (Plx-PBANr) gene from the female pheromone gland of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.). Plx-PBANr encodes 338 amino acids and has conserved structural motifs implicating in promoting G protein(More)
We previously demonstrated that the growth hormone (GH)-releaser diet ameliorated beta-amyloid (A beta) (1-42)-induced memory impairment, but the underlying mechanism remained to be characterized. We show here that the GH-releaser diet significantly attenuated A beta(1-42)-induced impairment in context-dependent conditioned fear, with a reduction in GH(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that growth hormone (GH) might be effective at preventing the development of Alzheimer's disease. However, exogenous GH treatment has exhibited side effects for clinical application; thus supplementation with amino acids to promote the release of GH could be a possible alternative treatment. In this study, mice that were fed(More)
BACKGROUND It has been recognized that a defect in klotho gene expression accelerates the degeneration of multiple age-sensitive traits. Accumulating evidence indicates that aging is associated with declines in cognitive function and the activity of growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). METHODS In this study, we examined whether a(More)
OBJECTIVE Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the reactive oxygen species (ROS) that has been associated with inflammation. Total antioxidant capacity (TAC) neutralizes ROS. We evaluated that amniotic fluid (AF) TAC and NO correlate with the outcome of emergency cerclage. METHODS Thirty-six women with cervical dilatation (≥2 cm) and bulging membranes between 16(More)
Since 1987, dura mater graft-associated iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (dCJD) has been reported in many countries. We report the first case of dCJD in Korea. A 54-yr-old woman, who underwent resection of the meningioma in the left frontal region and received a dura mater graft 23 yr ago presented with dysesthesia followed by psychiatric symptoms and(More)
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