Woo Hyuck Choi

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Bioactivity-guided fractionation of Saururus chinensis (Saururaceae) using a lymphoproliferation assay led us to isolate 5 lignans (compounds 1 - 5). Compounds 1 - 5 were identified as sauchinone, (-)-saucerneol, saucerneol C, manassantin A, and manassantin B, respectively, by spectroscopic analyses. The immunosuppressive activities of the active compounds(More)
Bioactivity-guided fractionation of Zingiber Officinale (zingiberaceae) led us to isolate 14 compounds, -gingerol ( 1), -gingerol ( 2), -gingerol ( 3), -gingerol ( 4), -paradol ( 5), -shogaol ( 6), -shogaol ( 7), 1-dehydro- -gingerdione ( 8), -gingerdione ( 9), hexahydrocurcumin ( 10), tetrahydrocurcumin ( 11), gingerenone A ( 12), 1,7-bis-(4' hydroxyl-3'(More)
Present study was performed to assess the effect of curcumin treatment on macrophage functions using RAW264.7 cells, a murine macrophage cell line. Phagocytic activity of RAW264.7 cells was enhanced by the treatment with curcumin for 48 hours while the nitric oxide synthesis from RAW264.7 cells following lipopolysaccharide exposure was blocked. The(More)
Botulinum toxin type A was intramuscularly administered to Sprague-Dawley rats once a day for 28 days at doses of 1, 3, and 9 ng kg-1 day-1 to investigate the possibility of unanticipated toxicity of repeated dose. A dose-related decrease in body weight gain was noted and lasted throughout the 4-week recovery period. Paralytic gait was a common clinical(More)
Unwanted immunogenicity of protein therapeutics can result in severe side effects and should be assessed in animals before applying the treatment to humans. Monkeys are the most relevant choice for pre-clinical toxicity testing of antibody-based therapeutics. To assess the immunogenicity of HD105, a novel antibody therapeutic that targets both vascular(More)
An attempt has been made to investigate the toxicity of cancer immunotherapy based on the dendritic cells pulsed with lysate of allogenic melanoma cell, DM401. Dendritic cells pulsed with lysate of clone M3 were subcutaneously administered once a week eight times to C57BL/6 mice at 0, 2.5, 5, and 10 x 10(7) cells/kg. No changes attributable to the(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the mechanism by which some types of cancer cells grow faster in the presence of ascorbic acid supplementation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Adj.PC-5, a mouse plasmacytoma cell, is known to show ascorbic acid-dependent growth and was chosen as a test system. The growth of cancer cells was measured by the colony number on soft agar or the(More)
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