Su-kyung Lee

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BACKGROUND CONTEXT Dysphagia is the most common complication of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and it is closely related to prevertebral soft-tissue swelling (PSTS). A few studies have found that local or systemic methylprednisolone is effective against laryngopharyngeal edema and airway obstruction. PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness of(More)
We studied the role of methyl jasmonate (MeJA) in alleviating NaCl-induced salt stress on soybean growth and development in hydroponics medium. Soybean seedlings were exposed to 60 mM NaCl stress for 2 weeks, 24 h after the application of 20 and 30 µM MeJA. NaCl stress induced a significant reduction in plant growth, endogenous bioactive gibberellin (GA4),(More)
Neolignans such as obovatol, honokiol, and magnolol have been previously reported to show various biological activities including anti-inflammation and antitumor effects. This is the first demonstration on the in vivo antitumor effect of obovatol on human colorectal carcinoma SW620 cells. Nude mice were implanted with SW620 cells and fed with vehicle or(More)
Because the activation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) is a key factor in the metastatic process, compounds with the ability to inhibit MMP activity have a potential in the treatment of tumor. From the examination of 2000 plant extracts, obovatal isolated from the extract of the leaves of Magnolia obovata THUNB was a potent inhibitor of MMP-2 enzyme in(More)
Phosphatase of regenerating liver (PRL)-3, a member of a subgroup of protein tyrosine phosphatases that can stimulate the degradation of the extracellular matrix, is over-expressed in metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) relative to primary tumors. To determine whether PRL-3-induced enhancement of migration and invasion is dependent on the expression of(More)
The effect of hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HP-beta-CyD) on the aqueous solubility and chemical stability of O-(4-Dimethylaminoethoxycinnamoyl)fumagillol (CKD-732), a new angiogenesis inhibitor, was investigated with an aim of preparing a stable and effective parenteral formulation. The CKD-732/HP-beta-CyD inclusion complex was obtained in solid state by(More)
A better understanding of the aging process is necessary to ensure that the healthcare needs of an aging population are met. With the trend toward increased human life expectancies, identification of candidate genes affecting the regulation of lifespan and its relationship to environmental factors is essential. Through misexpression screening of EP mutant(More)
The screening of natural products that preferentially inhibit growth of H-ras transformed rat2 cells vs. rat2 cells was performed to identify H-ras specific growth inhibitor. A lanostane-type triterpene acid, dehydrotrametenolic acid (3beta-hydroxylanosta-7,9(11),24-trien-21-oic acid), was isolated from the sclerotium of Poria cocos (Polyporaceae).(More)
We examined the effects of Rhizoma Dioscoreae Tokoronis extracts (RDTEs) on plasma lipids, body weight, and lipogenic enzymes. Mice were administered a standard chow diet, a 60% high-fat diet, or a high-fat diet with RDTE. Mice that were fed a high-fat diet containing RDTE were found to have lower increases in body and epididymal adipose tissue weights and(More)
Four cyclopentenediones, farnesyl protein transferase inhibitors, and anti-tumor compounds were isolated from the methanolic extract of the fruits of Lindera erythrocarpa Makino (Lauraceae). The structure of the compounds was determined by spectral data including NMR and mass spectrometry, and cyclopentenediones such as methyllinderone (1), methyllucidone(More)