Seung Min Kim

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Several environmental neurotoxins and oxidative stress inducers are known to damage the nervous system and are considered major factors associated with the selective vulnerability of nigral dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD). Gamma-glutamylethylamide (L-theanine), a natural glutamate analog in green tea, has been shown to exert strong(More)
In addition to the broad repertoire of regulatory functions nitric oxide (NO) serves in mammalian physiology, the L-arginine:NO pathway is also involved in numerous pathophysiological mechanisms. While NO itself may actually protect cells from the toxicity of reactive oxygen radicals in some cases, it has been suggested that reactive nitrogen oxide species(More)
In this study we purified a fibrinolytic enzyme from Cordyceps militaris using a combination of ion-exchange chromatography on a DEAE Sephadex A-50 column, gel filtration chromatography on a Sephadex G-75 column, and FPLC on a HiLoad 16/60 Superdex 75 column. This purification protocol resulted in a 191.8-fold purification of the enzyme and a final yield of(More)
In this study, we investigated the protective effects of rosmarinic acid (RA) on H(2)O(2)-induced neurotoxicity in human dopaminergic cell line, SH-SY5Y. Results showed that RA significantly attenuated H(2)O(2)-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and apoptotic cell death. Rosmarinic acid effectively suppressed the up-regulation of Bax and(More)
A single polar flagellum and motility are potential virulence factors of Vibrio vulnificus, a foodborne pathogen. In the present study, the functions of FlhF and regulatory characteristics of the flhF expression of V. vulnificus were investigated. A deletion mutation in flhF abolished motility, flagella formation and flagellin synthesis, and introduction of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Clinical cerebral-fat embolism shows both reversible and irreversible changes. We used MR imaging to investigate the reversibility of embolized lesions induced with a fat-emulsion technique and to evaluate the histologic findings. METHODS A fat emulsion was made with 0.05 mL of triolein and 20 mL of normal saline and vigorous(More)
A fibrinolytic protease (PoFE) was purified from the cultured mycelia of the edible oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus, using a combination of various chromatographies. The purification protocol resulted in an 876-fold purification of the enzyme, with a final yield of 6.5%. The apparent molecular mass of the purified enzyme was estimated to be 32 kDa by(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Combined intravenous (IV) and intra-arterial (IA) thrombolytic therapy may be faster and easier to initiate than monotherapy, and its recanalization rate may be better as well. The sequential combination of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rTPA) and urokinase (UK) has synergistic and complementary effects on clot lysis. We(More)
In anterior interosseous nerve syndrome and ulnar neuropathy, paralysis or weakness of the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) muscles has been shown to vary according to the degree of involvement of the median and ulnar nerves, respectively. We traced these nerves in 50 cadaveric specimens in which each FDP was completely separated. The specimens were(More)
The present work was conducted to investigate the antioxidant activity and neuroprotective effects of Tripterygium regelii extract (TRE) on H2O2-induced apoptosis in human dopaminergic cells, SH-SY5Y. TRE possessed considerable amounts of phenolics (282.73 mg tannic acid equivalents/g of extract) and flavonoids (101.43 mg naringin equivalents/g of extract).(More)