Seung Ho Baek

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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)
Heterosigma akashiwo and Chattonella species (Raphidophyceae) are difficult to detect and quantify in environmental samples because of their pleomorphic and fragile cell nature. In this study, we developed a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) assay for the enumeration of these algal taxa using a new DNA-binding dye, EvaGreen.(More)
Culture experiments involving 23 algae strains were conducted to evaluate the algicidal effects of a newly developed algicidal thiazolidinedione (TD) derivative (TD49) on non-harmful and harmful algal bloom (HAB) species. We also assessed the effect of various concentrations of TD49 on various growth phases (lag, logarithmic, and stationary) of the harmful(More)
Ginkgolic acid C 17:1 (GAC 17:1) extracted from Ginkgo biloba leaves, has been previously reported to exhibit diverse antitumor effect(s) through modulation of several molecular targets in tumor cells, however the detailed mechanism(s) of its actions still remains to be elucidated. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is an oncogenic(More)
We examined the effects of the algicide thiazolidinedione (TD49) and yellow clay on Chattonella marina and assessed their ecological risk for the entire planktonic community. Mesocosm (1000 L) exposure experiments were employed to investigate time-course responses over 9 days. The growth of C. marina was controlled at ≥0.4 μM TD49 but not inhibited in(More)
A principal limitation to the clinical use of cisplatin is the high incidence of chemoresistance to this drug. Combination treatments with other drugs may help to circumvent this problem. Wogonin, one of the major natural flavonoids, is known to reverse multidrug resistance in several types of cancers. We investigated the ability of wogonin to overcome(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the activity of an immobilized algicidal bacterium, Pseudomonas fluorescens HYK0210-SK09 (SK09), against blooms of the diatom Stephanodiscus hantzschii and to characterize its effect in an ecosystem. To this end, SK09 cells that had been immobilized using an activated carbon polyvinyl alcohol sponge (APVAS) were tested(More)
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