Sun Kyun Yoo

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Cadmium is a toxic heavy metal and an environmental pollutant. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphatase-1 (MKP-1) is a negative regulator of the family of MAPK. In this study, we investigated the effect of heavy metals on MKP-1 expression in C6 rat glioma cells. Cadmium treatment induced MKP-1 at both protein and mRNA levels while cobalt or(More)
Sanguinarine is a plant-derived benzophenanthridine alkaloid and has been shown to possess anti-tumor activities against various cancer cells. In this study, we investigated whether sanguinarine induces apoptosis in A549 human lung cancer cells. Treatment of A549 cells with sanguinarine induced apoptosis in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Treatment with(More)
(-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a major polyphenolic substance found in green tea, is well recognized to be beneficial for human health. However, it is still controversial as to what dose of this compound is indeed good for human health. Though some recent studies have interestingly reported various beneficial effects of EGCG in cell culture system,(More)
N-acetylcysteine (NAC), an antioxidant and a precursor of glutathione, is currently in clinical use for various pathological conditions. No data is available as to the relationship between NAC and muscular cell proliferation or muscular degenerative disease. In this study, we assessed the effect of NAC on growth of L6 myoblasts, a rat skeletal muscle cell(More)
The antifungal effect of pine needle extract prepared by a distinguishable extraction method and the dry distillation method, was examined. The effect of this extract itself was insignificant. The chemical components of pine needle extract were then investigated by gas chromatographic analysis, and four chemical components, acetol, furfural, 5-methyl(More)
The inhibition of inclusion body formation in Escherichia coli by the addition of alpha-D-glucopyranoside or D-fucose after induction improved the purification yield of soluble recombinant interferon-alpha. When D-fucose was added after induction, more soluble 6xHis-tagged interferon-alpha could be purified compared to when methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside(More)
Most medium formulations for improving culture of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) based on protein sources have used enriched media like animal feed such as dried egg yolk, lactalbumin, and liver extract, among other ingredients. Most results, however, showed unstable yields and longer production time. Many of the results do not show the detailed(More)
The study objective was to prepare biodegradable branched dextran microspheres encapsulated with His-tagged interferon-alpha (BDM-hIFN-alpha) and evaluate its activity in vitro and in vivo. The glycidyl methacrylate derivatized dextrans (Dex-GMA) as precursor was primarily synthesized by substituting hydroxyl groups of either the branched or linear type of(More)
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