Seon-Kyu Han

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Gamma radiation causes suppression of the immune function, and immune properties are related to cytokine production. In the present study, the polysaccharide, Ginsan, purified from an ethanol-insoluble fraction of Ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer, Araliaceae) water extract was studied to assess its effects on the immunosuppressive activities of gamma(More)
We previously reported that ginsan, a purified polysaccharide isolated from Panax ginseng, had a mitogenic activity, induced LAK cells, and increased levels of several cytokines. In an effort to identify other immunostimulatory effects, we evaluated the protective effects of ginsan injected in vivo against radiation by measuring its effects on the CFU-S(More)
The immunomodulatory effect of ginsan based on the production of cytokines and the activation of macrophage was studied. Murine peritoneal macrophages (PM) on in vitro treatment with ginsan isolated from Panax ginseng induced mRNA of cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interleukin-1 (IL-1)beta, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-12(More)
The signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)1 is a cytoplasmic-transcription factor that is phosphorylated by Janus kinases (Jak) in response to interferon gamma(IFN-gamma). The phosphorylated STAT1 translocates to the nucleus, where it turns on specific sets of IFN-gamma-inducible genes, such as the interferon regulatory factor (IRF)-1. We(More)
PURPOSE The expression of cytokine mRNA and their related transcription factors was examined in order to assess the effects of gamma radiation on the immune function of murine splenocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Splenocytes were collected from seven-week-old female Balb/c mice, and then irradiated at a dose of 5 Gy of 60Co gamma-ray at a dose rate of 1.394(More)
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