Song Yi Park

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AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a highly conserved protein in eukaryotes, functions as a major metabolic switch to maintain energy homeostasis. It also intrinsically regulates the mammalian cell cycle. Moreover, the AMPK cascade has emerged as an important pathway implicated in cancer control. In this study we investigated the effects of curcumin on(More)
AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) is highly conserved in eukaryotes, where it functions primarily as a sensor of cellular energy status. Recent studies indicate that AMPK activation strongly suppresses cell proliferation in non-malignant cells as well as in tumor cells. In this study, quercetin activated AMPK in MCF breast cancer cell lines and HT-29(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States and both incidence and mortality are highest in African Americans. Obesity is also disproportionately high in African Americans, but limited data are available on the relation of obesity to pancreatic cancer in this population. METHODS Seven large prospective(More)
The introduction of fluorine (F) atoms onto conjugated polymer backbone has verified to be an effective way to enhance the overall performance of polymer-based bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells, but the underlying working principles are not yet fully uncovered. As our attempt to further understand the impact of F, herein we have reported two novel(More)
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) has been used as a chemotherapeutic drug for various types of cancer, although the development of resistance remains a major limitation for its use in clinical settings. In the present study, the anti-angiogenic effects of resveratrol and 5-FU either alone or in combination were examined in a B16 murine melanoma model. Co-treatment(More)
Mitochondria undergo fusion and fission in response to various metabolic stresses. Growing evidences have suggested that the morphological change of mitochondria by fusion and fission plays a critical role in protecting mitochondria from metabolic stresses. Here, we showed that hypoxia treatment could induce interaction between HDAC6 and MFN2, thus(More)
RIG-I is a key cytosolic sensor that detects RNA viruses through its C-terminal region and activates the production of antiviral interferons (IFNs) and proinflammatory cytokines. While posttranslational modification has been demonstrated to regulate RIG-I signaling activity, its significance for the sensing of viral RNAs remains unclear. Here, we first show(More)
Curcumin, the major phytochemical in turmeric, exerts anti‑proliferative, anticancer and anti‑inflammatory activities in various types of cancer cells. Curcumin has been demonstrated to induce apoptosis through multiple signaling pathways; however, its association with survival pathways, including the Wnt signaling pathway, is not fully understood. The Wnt(More)
Activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway promotes tumorigenesis, and inhibiting the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) has emerged as an attractive target for suppressing tumor growth. We found that selenium treatment of HT-29 colon cancer cells suppressed mTORC1 through Akt-independent and -dependent pathways. In(More)
BACKGROUND Activation of the Wnt pathway is known to promote tumorigenesis and tumor metastasis, and targeting Wnt pathway inhibition has emerged as an attractive approach for controlling tumor invasion and metastasis. The major pathway for inhibiting Wnt is through the degradation of β-catenin by the GSK3-beta/CK1/Axin/APC complex. It was found that Hep3B(More)