Woo Kyun Kim

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Stimulation of bone formation by osteoinductive materials is of great clinical importance in spinal fusion surgery, repair of bone fractures, and in the treatment of osteoporosis. We previously reported that specific naturally occurring oxysterols including 20(S)-hydroxycholesterol (20S) induce the osteogenic differentiation of pluripotent mesenchymal(More)
Initially, when periaqueductal gray (PAG) is electrically stimulated, analgesia is induced, and this phenomenon is called stimulation-produced analgesia. Nucleus raphe magnus (NRM) as well as PAG are known to be the potent analgesic centers. NRM could modulate the nociceptive response of spinal cord neurons through spinally projecting fibers. However, as(More)
A commercial-feed-grade form of zinc propionate was examined as a potential feed amendment at a concentration of 1% zinc to induce molt in 90-wk-old hens. Dietary treatments consisted, of 4 treatment groups of 28 birds each randomly assigned to either (1) molted conventionally by feed withdrawal, (2) 1% zinc as Zn acetate, (3) 1% zinc as Zn propionate, or(More)
The present study examines whether the antifertility effects of pyrimethamine (PYR), an inhibitor of dihydrofolate reductase, are mediated by a reduction in intratesticular testosterone (T) concentrations or whether PYR exerts its effect by a cytotoxic insult to spermatogenic cells that is independent of intratesticular testosterone. Adult male rats were(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the extent to which increasing doses of exogenous testosterone (T) administered via Silastic implants can restore spermatogenesis and fertility to rats made azoospermic by active immunization against gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). DESIGN Male rats were made azoospermic by active immunization against GnRH. Increasing(More)
20(S)-hydroxycholesterol (20(S)) potentially reduces adipogenesis in mammalian cells. The role of this oxysterol and molecular mechanisms underlying the adipogenesis of preadipocytes from laying hens have not been investigated. This study was conducted to 1. Analyze genes differentially expressed between preadipocytes treated with an adipogenic cocktail(More)
We have examined the effect of oleic acid (OA) concentrations and incubation time, along with chicken serum (CS), on adipogenic differentiation and expression of adipogenic transcripts in hen preadipocytes. Preadipocytes were treated with (i) an adipogenic cocktail (DMI) containing 500 nM dexamethasone, 0.5 mM 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine and 20 µg/mL(More)
Using a fluorescent whole-cell Escherichia coli biosensor previously developed in our laboratory, we determined total and bioavailable lysine in four feed ingredients (soybean, cottonseed, meat and bone meal, and sorghum) and three complete feeds (chick starter and finisher, and swine starter). The same feed sources were analyzed for total lysine by high(More)
One of the environmental challenges that the poultry industry has been faced with is ammonia emission from manure. One way to reduce nitrogen excretion and emissions is supplementing dietary trace minerals to inhibit the activity of microbial uricase, a key enzyme converting nitrogen compounds in the manure into ammonia. Several dietary minerals are(More)
The mechanism of the beneficial effect of immunotherapy for human reproductive wastage remains to be elucidated. Induction of blocking antibodies such as anti-HLA class II antibodies and anti-idiotypic antibodies was investigated as the mechanism of specific immunosuppression in pregnancy. We reported the changes in the mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR),(More)