Sung M. Cho

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The effect of ammonia on Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell growth and galactosylation of recombinant immunoglobulin (rIgG) was investigated using shaking flasks with serum free media containing 0–15 mM NH4Cl. The elevated ammonia inhibited cell growth and negatively affected the galactosylation of rIgG. At 15 mM NH4Cl, the proportions of monogalactosylated(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective study evaluating the adjacent segment degeneration after lumbar dynamic stabilization using pedicle screws and a Nitinol spring rod system. OBJECTIVE To assess the changes of the adjacent and implantation segments after lumbar dynamic stabilization surgery using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Lumbar(More)
Quercetin 3-O-beta-(2''-galloyl)-rhamnopyranoside (QGR) is a naturally occurring quercitrin gallate, a polyphenolic compound isolated from Persicaria lapathifolia (Polygonaceae). In the present study, QGR compound was discovered to have inhibitory effect on nitric oxide (NO) production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated macrophages RAW 264.7. QGR(More)
We have previously isolated a novel protein "B/K" that contains two C2-like domains. Here, we report the isolation and mRNA distribution of a human B/K isoform, and protein kinase A (PKA)-dependent phosphorylation of the B/K protein. The 1.5 kb human B/K cDNA clone exhibits 89% and 97% identities with rat B/K in the sequences of nucleotide and amino acid,(More)
A biosensor chip utilizing surface plasmon resonance (SPR) was fabricated for detecting anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) antibody, which is an indicator of the presence of type I diabetes mellitus. The sensor surfaces were constructed from various thiol mixtures of different molar ratios of 3-mercaptopropionic acid (3-MPA) to 11-mercaptoundecanoic(More)
In this study, we present a facile means of fabricating graphene thin films via layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of charged graphene nanosheets (GS) based on electrostatic interactions. To this end, graphite oxide (GO) obtained from graphite powder using Hummers method is chemically reduced to carboxylic acid-functionalized GS and amine-functionalized GS to(More)
Many factors appear to influence the chance of acquiring Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection, and an accurate identification of risk factors could be beneficial in many ways. Thus, in the present study, clinical risk factors for C. difficile-associated disease (CDAD) in Korea were identified. A total of 93 patients who met the inclusion criteria(More)
6-Hydroxy-7-methoxychroman-2-carboxylic acid phenylamide (KL-1156) is a novel chemically synthetic compound. In the present study, the chroman KL-1156 compound was found to inhibit lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced nitric oxide production in macrophages RAW 264.7. KL-1156 compound attenuated LPS-induced synthesis of both mRNA and protein of inducible nitric(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective study evaluating the oblique lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). OBJECTIVE To present the technique of oblique lumbar MRI and assess the clinical efficacy of this technique for diagnosis of extraforaminal disc herniation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Herniated lumbar discs are traditionally diagnosed using conventional lumbar(More)