Soyoung Shin

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Excessive systemic inflammation following sepsis, trauma or burn could lead to multi-organ damage and death. Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs), commonly referred to as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), has been studied in several immune-associated diseases in human and animal by modulating the inflammatory response. Adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stem(More)
PURPOSE L-Arginine (ARG) is converted to nitric oxide (NO) and L-citrulline (CIT) by endothelial nitric oxide synthase which is competitively inhibited by asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA). We have developed a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric method for the simultaneous determination of endogenous ARG, labeled ARG (¹⁵N₄-ARG), CIT, ADMA, and its(More)
The utility of an LC-MS/MS assay for nitrite determination in studying L-arginine (ARG) cellular action was examined in vitro. EA.hy926 human endothelial cells or cellular fractions (membrane and cytosol) were exposed to 0-500 μM of (15)N(4)-ARG for 2 h. (14)N-nitrite and (15)N-nitrite in the cell lysate and in the incubation medium were derivatized with(More)
The infectivity of human papillomavirus (HPV) is closely linked to the characteristics of the epithelial lesions that it induces in the uterine cervix. In a previous study of ours, we reported that the incidence of positivity for HPV DNA increases as lesions progress toward cervical carcinoma. However, the incidence of positivity did not increase during the(More)
In the natural progression of acute active hepatitis and chronic active hepatitis in human hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patients, inactive hepatitis develops by seroconversion, which can be explained by the disappearance of HBe antigen. However, it has been found that in some patients with hepatitis, alanine aminotransferase levels undergo fluctuation(More)
INTRODUCTION VerifyNow P2Y12 is commonly used to measure responsiveness to clopidogrel. We sought to compare the results obtained from novel INNOVANCE® PFA P2Y and VerifyNow P2Y12 assay to assess the clopidogrel resistance in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS A total of 255 patients undergoing percutaneous coronary(More)
We examined the relative contributory roles of extracellular vs. intracellular L-arginine (ARG) toward cellular activation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in human endothelial cells. EA.hy926 human endothelial cells were incubated with different concentrations of (15)N(4)-ARG, ARG, or L-arginine ethyl ester (ARG-EE) for 2h. To modulate ARG(More)
The therapeutic benefits of l-arginine (ARG) supplementation in humans, often clearly observed in short-term studies, are not evident after long-term use. The mechanisms for the development of ARG tolerance are not known and cannot be readily examined in humans. We have developed a sensitive in vitro model using a low glucose/low arginine culture medium to(More)
1. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of fimasartan in rats. 2. Unlabeled fimasartan or radiolabeled [(14)C]fimasartan was dosed by intravenous injection or oral administration to rats. Concentrations of unlabeled fimasartan in the biological samples were determined by a validated LC/MS/MS assay. Total(More)
Although arctigenin (ARC) has been reported to have some pharmacological effects such as anti-inflammation, anti-cancer, and antioxidant, there have been no reports on the anti-obesity effect of ARC. The aim of this study is to investigate whether ARC has an anti-obesity effect and mediates the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway. We investigated(More)