Tae-dong Kim

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Squalene synthase (SQS) catalyzes the biosynthesis of squalene by condensing two molecules of farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP), a key precursor in sterol and triterpene biosynthesis. Previously, we reported that PgSS1 overexpression results in the enhanced biosynthesis of both phytosterols and triterpene saponins in Panax ginseng. Here, cDNAs encoding two new(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop antagonists specific for the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1) and to investigate the effects of the antagonists on the VEGF-induced endothelial cell functions and tumor progression. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Hexapeptides that inhibit binding of VEGFR1 and VEGF were identified through(More)
The cytotoxic mechanism of protein-bound polysaccharide isolated from Phellinus linteus (PL, Mesima) has been investigated. PL inhibited the proliferation and colony formation of SW480 human colon cancer cells. Flow cytometry analysis showed that PL increased the populations of both apoptotic sub-G1 and G2/M phase. The result obtained from TUNEL assay(More)
Gabexate mesilate (GM), a synthetic protease inhibitor, has an antiproteinase activity on various types of plasma serine proteases. However, its role on matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) has not been identified. In this study, we investigated the effect of GM on MMPs and on the invasion and metastasis of human colon cancer cell lines and neoangiogenesis. The(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) are involved in colorectal cancer invasion and metastasis. There is still debate whether the activity of MMP-2 and MMP-9 differs between tumors located in the colon and rectum. We designed this study to determine any differences in the(More)
SMCX/JARID1C was recently shown to be a histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4) demethylase. Here, we have identified an SMCX isoform that predominantly resides in the cytoplasm, but still efficiently demethylates trimethylated H3K4. SMCX requires several functional domains for its demethylase activity and is also capable of forming homomers through amino acids 204-493.(More)
N-Oxalylglycine (NOG) derivatives were synthesized, and their inhibitory effect on histone lysine demethylase activity was evaluated. NOG and compound 1 inhibited histone lysine demethylases JMJD2A, 2C and 2D in enzyme assays, and their dimethyl ester prodrugs DMOG and 21 exerted histone lysine methylating activity in cellular assays.
ETS variant 1 (ETV1), also known as ETS-related protein 81, is overexpressed in prostate tumors, but whether and how this transcription factor affects tumorigenesis has remained elusive. Here, we show that ETV1 is primarily overexpressed in the most aggressive human prostate tumors. Transgenic ETV1 mice developed prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia as well(More)
Colon tumors are a major cause of cancer death, yet their molecular intricacies are not fully understood. We demonstrate that the histone demethylases JMJD2A, JMJD2B and JMJD2C are overexpressed in colon cancer cell lines, whereas another related protein, JMJD2D, is not. Interestingly, despite their high homology, the intracellular localization of JMJD2A-C(More)
JARID1B/KDM5B (jumonji AT-rich interactive domain 1B/lysine-specific demethylase 5B) is an enzyme that efficiently removes methyl residues from trimethylated lysine 4 on histone H3, a pivotal mark for active chromatin. TIEG1/KLF10 (transforming growth factor-β inducible early gene-1/Krüppel-like transcription factor 10) is a zinc-finger transcription factor(More)