Won Chung Lim

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The estrogen receptor (ER), a member of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily recruits coactivators that modify local chromatin structure. Here we investigated the effect of the estrogen receptor and estrogen on the global chromatin structure and the local chromatin structure of the progesterone receptor gene during the process of transcriptional(More)
Ginseng has been recommended to alleviate the menopausal symptoms, which indicates that components of ginseng very likely contain estrogenic activity. We have examined the possibility that a component of Panax ginseng, ginsenoside-Rb1, acts by binding to estrogen receptor. We have investigated the estrogenic activity of ginsenoside-Rb1 in a transient(More)
1. The subcellular location of enzymes conjugating bile acids with glycine or taurine was investigated by centrifugation of rat liver homogenates. 2. [14C]Cholic acid-conjugating activity was predominantly associated with the soluble-microsomal region of the gradient after centrifugation in a Ti-15 zonal rotor but the bulk of the conjugating activity(More)
We have found that ginsenoside Rc and Re induce c-fos in MCF-7 human breast carcinoma cells at both the mRNA and protein levels. However, neither ginsenoside activated the expression of reporter gene under the control of AP-1/TPA response elements. We have also examined the possibility that ginsenoside Rc and Re act by binding to intracellular steroid(More)
The renin-angiotensin cascade plays an important role in blood pressure control and sodium homeostasis. This study investigated whether cyclooxygenase-2 expression is regulated in the kidney, in an angiotensin II- and aldosterone-induced hypertension model. For this purpose, we treated male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=8 per group) with angiotensin II (9 mg/h,(More)
Cellular response to a hypertonic environment is important for fluid clearance in the lung. Hypertonicity modulates prostaglandin synthesis by influencing cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in tissues such as liver and kidney via a mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)-dependent pathway. However, little is known about COX-2 expression in response to(More)
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