Sunwoo Lee

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Aberrant methylation of CpG islands in the promoter region of genes is a common epigenetic phenomenon found in early cancers. Therefore conducting genome-scale methylation studies will enhance our understanding of the epigenetic etiology behind carcinogenesis by providing reliable biomarkers for early detection of(More)
Microorganisms capable of growth on oils are potential sources of biopesticides, as they produce complex molecules such as biosurfactants and lipopeptides. These molecules have antimicrobial activity against plant pathogens, but few data are available on their insecticidal activity. The present study describes the insecticidal activity of a rhamnolipid(More)
Diarylalkynones were synthesized from one-pot Pd-catalyzed carbonylative and noncarbonylative coupling reactions of propiolic acid with aryl iodides under a carbon monoxide atmosphere. Aryl iodide (2.0 equiv), propiolic acid (1.0 equiv), Pd(PPh3)2Cl2 (5 mol %), CuCl (10 mol %), Et3N (6.0 equiv), and CO (8 atm) were reacted under optimized conditions in(More)
Benzimidazoles were synthesized by the copper-catalyzed, one-pot, three-component reaction of 2-haloanilines, aldehydes, and NaN(3). The reaction was optimized when 2-iodo- or 2-bromoanilines (1.0 equiv), aldehydes (1.2 equiv), NaN(3) (2.0 equiv), 5 mol% of CuCl, and 5 mol % of TMEDA were reacted in DMSO at 120 °C for 12 h. Good yields resulted, and the(More)
We demonstrate broadband tuning of an optomechanical microcavity optical resonance by exploring the large optomechanical coupling of a double-wheel microcavity and its uniquely low mechanical stiffness. Using a pump laser with only 13 mW at telecom wavelengths we show tuning of the silicon nitride microcavity resonances over 32 nm. This corresponds to a(More)
Mercury complex of 4-(2-pyridylazo)resorcinol (PAR-2Hg(2+)), a halide-ion chemosensor, was prepared and its efficiency as a tool for high-throughput screening (HTS) of transition-metal-catalyzed coupling reactions was investigated. It showed a high selectivity for halide ions. When the PAR-2Hg(2+) complex was used in the Suzuki coupling reaction and C-H(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been found in cervical cancer, tonsillar cancer, and certain types of head and neck cancers. We report on a DNA microarray-based method for the simultaneous detection and typing of HPVs. The genotype spectrum discriminated by this HPV DNA microarray includes 15 high-risk HPV genotypes and 12 low-risk HPV genotypes. The HPV DNA(More)
The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties of artemisinin derived from water, methanol, ethanol, or acetone extracts of Artemisia annua L. were evaluated. All 4 artemisinin-containing extracts had anti-inflammatory effects. Of these, the acetone extract had the greatest inhibitory effect on lipopolysaccharide-induced nitric oxide (NO),(More)
This study examines whether fluid pressure (FP) modulates the L-type Ca(2+) channel in cardiomyocytes and investigates the underlying cellular mechanism(s) involved. A flow of pressurized (approximately 16 dyn/cm(2)) fluid, identical to that bathing the myocytes, was applied onto single rat ventricular myocytes using a microperfusion method. The Ca(2+)(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes in elderly adults is associated with an increased risk of fall. The aim of study was to determine whether a virtual reality exercise (VRE) program would improve balance, strength, gait, and falls efficacy in elderly adults with diabetes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty-five subjects with diabetes mellitus over 65 years of age were randomly(More)