Seungwoo Park

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Accumulating evidence suggests that tumors are composed of a heterogeneous cell population with a small subset of cancer stem cells (CSCs) that sustain tumor formation and growth. Recently, there have been efforts to explain drug resistance of cancer cells based on the concept of CSCs having an intrinsic detoxifying mechanism. In the present study, to(More)
PURPOSE Radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis (RIPF) is a late side effect of thoracic radiotherapy. The purpose of our study was to gain further insight into the development of RIPF. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN/RESULTS Here, we observed that irradiation of mouse lungs induced collagen deposition, particularly around blood vessels, in the early phase of RIPF. Such(More)
Human Cripto-1, a membrane-bound protein, plays an important role during early embryogenesis and has oncogenic properties, including cell transformation and enhancement of invasion. Cripto-1 is up-regulated in various malignant tissues and premalignant lesions. However, Cripto-1 expression in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) has yet to be(More)
  • Seungwoo Park
  • The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan…
  • 2004
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been used to treat several types of cancer, and comprises intravascular administration of photosensitizer, uptake by cancer cells, and followed by irradiation of light of appropriate wavelength. Although PDT takes advantage of relative retention of photosensitizer by cancer cells, effective delivery of photosensitizing drugs(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) shows a limited antitumor effect in treating gastrointestinal tumors because of improper light penetration or insufficient photosensitizer uptake. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxic effect of PDT combined with paclitaxel on in vitro cancer cells. In vitro photodynamic therapy was performed in gastric cancer cells(More)
This study described the development and validation of an artificial neural network (ANN) for the purpose of analyzing the effects of climate change on nonpoint source (NPS) pollutant loads from agricultural small watershed. The runoff discharge was estimated using ANN algorithm. The performance of ANN modelwas examined using observed data from s tudy(More)
The purpose of the present study was to elucidate whether premature senescence contributes to the outcome of radiotherapy (RT) and to validate senescence biomarkers in vitro and in vivo. Cultured human cancer cell lines and xenografted mice were exposed to single (SR; 2, 6 or 12 Gy) or fractionated radiation (FR; 3 x 2 Gy or 6 x 2 Gy), and premature(More)
The endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) contributes to cancer, fibrosis, and other pathologic processes. However, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Endothelial HSP1 (HSPB1) protects against cellular stress and has been implicated in cancer progression and pulmonary fibrosis. In this study, we investigated the role of HSPB1 in(More)
Gamma irradiation device using Cs-137 have been widely utilized to the irradiation of cell, blood, and animal, and the dose measurement and education. The Gammacell 3000 Elan (Nordion International, Kanata, Ontario, Canada) irradiator was installed in 2003 with Cs-137 and dose rate of 3.2 Gy/min. And the BioBeam 8000 (Gamma-Service Medical GmbH, Leipzig,(More)
A P element enhancer trap screen was conducted to identify genes involved in dorsal-ventral boundary formation in Drosophila. The son of Notch (son) gene was identified by the son(2205) enhancer trap insertion, which is a partial loss-of-function mutation. Based on son(2205) mutant phenotypes and genetic interactions with Notch and wingless mutations, we(More)