Sung Ho An

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Vitamin C (VC) is an important antioxidant and enzyme co-factor that works by stimulating the immune system and protecting against infections. It is well known that melanoma cells are more susceptible to VC than any other tumor cells. However, the role of VC in the treatment of colon cancer has not been studied. Cisplatin (CDDP) is a DNA damaging agent and(More)
Methylglyoxal (MG) is an endogenous metabolite which is present in increased concentrations in diabetics and reacts with amino acids to form advanced glycation end products. In this study, we investigated whether ferritin enhances DNA cleavage by the reaction of MG with lysine. When plasmid DNA was incubated with MG and lysine in the presence of ferritin,(More)
Methylglyoxal (MG) was identified as an intermediate in non-enzymatic glycation and increased levels were reported in patients with diabetes. In this study, we evaluated the effects of MG on the modification of ferritin. When ferritin was incubated with MG, covalent crosslinking of the protein increased in a time- and MG dose-dependent manner. Reactive(More)
Excess free iron generates oxidative stress that may contribute to the pathogenesis of various causes of neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we assessed the modification of ferritin induced by H(2)O(2). When ferritin was incubated with H(2)O(2), the degradation of ferritin L-chain increased with the H(2)O(2) concentration whereas ferritin H-chain was(More)
Three 5'-(steroid-21-phosphoryl)-5-fluoro-2'-deoxyuridines (VI-VIII) have been prepared and characterized by uv, ir, 1H-nmr, elemental analysis, chemical and enzymatic hydrolyses. These new compounds are 5-fluoro-2'-deoxyuridine conjugates of cortisol (VI), cortico-sterone (VII), and prednisolone (VIII). Besides the physical and analytical data, all of the(More)
Three new 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine conjugates of ether lipids (alkyl glycerols) linked by a pyrophosphate diester bond have been prepared and evaluated against mouse leukemia L1210 and P388. These include ara-CDP-rac-1-O-hexadecyl-2-O-palmitoylglycerol (9a) (ara-CDP = 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine 5'-diphosphate),(More)
New reactions of methyl 2,2-difluoro glycosides are described that were utilized for synthesis of some novel nucleoside derivatives. Thus, treatment of methyl 2-deoxy-2,2-difluoro-3,4-O-isopropylidene-alpha (beta)-D-erythro-pyranoside (2) with anhydrous HCl resulted in selective displacement of one fluorine atom with chlorine to give a(More)