Sookyeon Lee

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We isolated a coumarin compound decursin (C(19)H(20)O(5); molecular weight 328) from Korean angelica (Angelica gigas) root and characterized it by spectroscopy. Here, for the first time, we observed that decursin (25-100 micromol/L) treatment for 24 to 96 hours strongly inhibits growth and induces death in human prostate carcinoma DU145, PC-3, and LNCaP(More)
Betulinic acid (BA), a pentacyclic triterpene isolated from Lycopus lucidus, has been reported to be a selective inducer of apoptosis in various human cancer and shown anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. We postulated that BA modulates the immunomodulatory properties at least two groups of protein mediators of inflammation, interleukin-1beta(More)
The expression of 5 antigens specific for adult intestinal crypt cells and defined by monoclonal antibodies prepared to surface membrane components of the human colon tumor cell line CaCo-2 was studied during fetal and postnatal development of Sprague-Dawley rat small and large intestines. In the small intestine, all epithelial cells were stained during(More)
Monocytes and macrophages play a major role in defense mechanism of the host response to tumor, in part through the secretion of several potent products and macrophage cytokines. Monocytes and tissue macrophages produce at least two groups of protein mediators of inflammation, interleukin 1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Recent studies emphasizes(More)
The herb, Chrysanthemum zawadskii var, latilobum commomly known as Gu-Jul-Cho in Korea, used in traditional medicine to treat pneumonia, bronchitis, cough, common cold, pharyngitis, bladder-related disorders, gastroenteric disorders, and hypertension. Linarin is the main active compound and the biological mechanisms of its activity are unclear. It is(More)
The present study was undertaken to observe the inhibition of angiogenesis by decursin. It was the first time to show that decursin offered strong anti-angiogenic activities under the biologically relevant growth (with serum) conditions. Decursin significantly inhibited human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) proliferation concomitant with G1 phase(More)
Our previous report showed that polyacetylene compound, 1-Heptadecene-11, 13-diyne-8, 9, 10-triol (PA) from the root of Cirsium japonicum var. ussuriense has anti-inflammatory activity. In this study we investigated the role of the PA as inhibitor of caspase-1, which converts prointerleukin-1β (proIL-1β) to active IL-1β and is activated by inflammasome(More)
The enzyme system, prostaglandin E 9-ketoreductase, which catalyzes the reduction of prostaglandin E to form prostaglandin F has been partially purified from swine kidney. This NADPH-linked enzyme is studied spectrophotometrically. The KM of this enzyme for prostaglandin E2 was found to be 180 microM. Studies with the partially purified enzyme indicate that(More)
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