Tae Sup Lee

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BACKGROUND Increasing evidence supports the role of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in cytoprotective response and iron homeostasis. The object of this study was to investigate whether adenovirus-mediated gene transfer of HO-1 in arteries reduces iron overload and inhibits lesion formation in apolipoprotein E (apoE)-deficient mice. METHODS AND RESULTS Infection(More)
Short peptide sequences of ACTH 1-39 (the ACTH 4-9 analog Org 2766, ACTH 4-10 and its analog BIM 22015, and ACTH 1-13 [alpha-MSH]), which do not stimulate the adrenal cortex, have profound effects on the developing and regenerating neuromuscular system, in neonatal and in adult rats. Both development and regeneration are accelerated, as indicated by(More)
Endostatin is an endogenous angiogenesis inhibitor that exhibits potential anti-tumor efficacy in various preclinical animal models. However, its relatively short in vivo half-life and the long-term, frequent administration of high doses limit its widespread clinical use. In this study, we evaluated whether a fusion protein of murine endostatin (mEndo) to a(More)
Previously, we found that male JYD mice developed type 2 diabetes but female mice did not, and that decreased expression levels of caveolin-1 were correlated with the development of a diabetic phenotype in these mice. Therefore, we hypothesized that sex hormones affect the expression of caveolin-1 and contribute to the development of insulin resistance and(More)
The postnatal development of somatostatin (SOM)- and neuropeptide Y (NPY)-immunoreactive (ir) neurons was examined in rat cerebral cortex, while considering their coexistence in cortical neurons. Using double immunohistochemical staining for SOM and NPY with diaminobenzidine and benzidine dihydrochloride as chromogens, we subdivided immunoreactive cells(More)
Melanocortins, non-corticotropic fragments of adrenocorticotropic hormone, accelerate growth of the developing neuromuscular system and regrowth of damaged neurons, both in the adult and neonatal rat. Morphological, electrophysiological and behavioral characteristics are all improved by melanocortins, which, however, vary in potency, with alpha-MSH being(More)
Peptides that regulate the growth of tissues, whether in a positive or negative manner, are termed growth factors. The melanocortins, neurotrophic sequences that correspond to peptide fragments contained within ACTH-(1-13), beneficially affect neural growth during development and regeneration. Analogues of ACTH-(4-9) (Org 2766) and ACTH-(4-10) (BIM 22015)(More)
Cholangiocarcinoma has a poor prognosis and is refractory to conventional chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Improving survival of patients with advanced cholangiocarcinoma urgently requires the development of new effective targeted therapies in combination with chemotherapy. We previously developed a human monoclonal antibody (mAb) Ab417 that binds to(More)
There is increasing evidence that cancer contains cancer stem cells (CSCs) that are capable of regenerating a tumor following chemotherapy or radiotherapy. CD44 and CD133 are used to identify CSCs. This study investigated non-invasive in vivo monitoring of CD44-positive cancer stem-like cells in breast cancer by γ-irradiation using molecular image by fusing(More)