Tai Sang Lee

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H(2)O(2) has been shown to act as a signaling molecule involved in many cellular functions such as apoptosis and proliferation. In the present study, we characterized the effects of H(2)O(2) on the activation of mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases and examined the factors involved in the process of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) activation(More)
We studied the mechanism of sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC)-induced contraction in feline ileal smooth muscle cells. Western blotting revealed that G protein subtypes of Galpha(i1), Galpha(i3) and Galpha(o) existed in feline ileum. Galpha(i3) antibody penetration into permeabilized cells decreased SPC-induced contraction. In addition, incubation of(More)
It has been known that endothelin-1 (ET-1) exerts important actions in gastrointestinal smooth muscle motility, but its precise mechanism remains unsolved. We investigated the intracellular mechanism of ET-1-induced circular smooth muscle cell contraction in cat esophagus. ET-1 produced contraction of smooth muscle cells isolated by enzymatic digestion. The(More)
We investigated what adenosine receptor type exists and the signaling pathways on the contraction of circular muscle cells isolated by enzymatic digestion from the cat esophagus. Adenosine or the selective A1 receptor agonist R-PIA causes a concentration-dependent contraction. After pretreatment with A1 receptor antagonist, DPCPX, adenosine-mediated(More)
The polyamine spermine, naturally present at millimolar levels in seminal plasma, inhibits proliferation of natural killer cells and T lymphocytes, directly binds to DNA and alters cervical cell ploidy indicating its potential ++contribution to the etiology of cervical cancer and its possible role in suppression of the destruction of dysplastic and(More)
We investigated the mechanism of C(2)-ceramide (C(2))-induced circular smooth muscle cell contraction in cat oesophagus. C(2) produced contraction of smooth muscle cells isolated by enzymatic digestion, peaked at 30 s and was sustained at a plateau at 5 min. The response to C(2) was concentration-dependent. H-7 or chelerythrine inhibited C(2)-induced(More)
AIM To examine the pathway related to the IL-1beta-induced activation of mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases in cat esophageal smooth muscle cells. METHODS Culture of the esophageal smooth muscle cells from cat was prepared. Specific inhibitors were treated before applying the IL-1beta. Western blot analysis was performed to detect the expressions of(More)
Histamine produced concentration-dependent contractions in cat duodenal smooth muscle cells that were obtained by enzymatic digestion of smooth muscle with collagenase F. Pyrilamine, an H1 receptor antagonist, inhibited the contractile response while famotidine, an H2 receptor antagonist, augmented it. In cells with selectively preserved H1 receptors,(More)
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