Seung Ho Baek

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Persistent STAT3 activation is seen in many tumor cells and promotes malignant transformation. Here, we investigated whether capsazepine (Capz), a synthetic analogue of capsaicin, exerts anticancer effects by inhibiting STAT3 activation in prostate cancer cells. Capz inhibited both constitutive and induced STAT3 activation in human prostate carcinoma cells.(More)
Cinobufagin (CBG) is a cardiotoxic bufanolide steroid secreted by the skin and parotid venom glands of the Asiatic toad Bufo bufo gargarizans (called Chan-Su). Although CBG is known to exhibit anti-cancer activities, very little is known about its potential mechanism(s) of action. In this study, we investigated whether CBG mediates its effect through the(More)
The flowability of a root canal sealer is clinically important because it improves the penetration of the sealer into the complex root canal system. The purpose of this study was to compare the flowabilities of four root canal sealers, measured using the simple press method (ISO 6876), and their viscosities, measured using a strain-controlled rheometer. A(More)
OBJECTIVE The levels of 10 heavy metals (arsenic, bismuth, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, nickel, and zinc) in gray Portland cement (GPC), white Portland cement (WPC), gray MTA (GMTA), and white MTA (WMTA) were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). STUDY DESIGN One gram of each material was(More)
Persistent activation of signal transducers and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) has been closely related to growth, survival, proliferation, metastasis, and angiogenesis of various cancer cells, and thus its inhibition can be considered a potential therapeutic strategy. In this study, we investigated the role of bergamottin (BGM) obtained from(More)
CONTEXT Nobiletin is one of the citrus bioflavonoids and can be found in citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits. The most studied properties of nobiletin are its anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities. OBJECTIVE The exact mechanisms of how nobiletin inhibits tumor metastasis and invasion are still not fully understood. In(More)
To assess the algicidal effects of the thiazolidinedione derivative TD49 on the unarmored dinoflagellate Heterocapsa circularisquama and to evaluate the response of the planktonic community and the environment to this chemical, we undertook mesocosm (1,300 L) and small-scale experiments. The reduction ratio for H. circularisquama in each experiment was(More)
The algicidal effects of the thiazolidinedione derivative TD49 on Heterosigma akashiwo and Chattonella marina (Raphidophyceae) were assessed, and the response of the planktonic community and environment to the algicide was evaluated in a microcosm, quantifying 12 L. The abundance of over 80 % of H. akashiwo and C. marina declined in a day significantly in(More)
In order to evaluate the potential to control the fish-killing dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides, we compared the algicidal effects of the thiazolidinedione derivative TD49 with those of yellow clay in 10-L microcosms. The responses of higher trophic level marine organisms and microbial loop communities to the algicide were also evaluated. In the(More)
6-shogaol (6SG), one of active ingredients in ginger (Zingiber officinale), is known to exhibit anti-proliferative, anti-metastatic, and pro-apoptotic activities through a mechanism that is not fully elucidated. Because the aberrant activation of STAT3 and MAPKs have been associated with regulation of proliferation, invasion, and metastasis of tumors, we(More)