Yeon-Mi Hong

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It has been shown that acupuncture at acupoints GB34 and LR3 inhibits the degeneration of nigrostriatal neurons in a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) mouse model of Parkinson's disease. The degeneration of spinal cord was reported to be induced in the MPTP-treated pre-symptomatic mouse. In this study, the gene expression profile changes(More)
Acupuncture at acupoints GB34 and LR3 has been reported to inhibit nigrostriatal degeneration in Parkinsonism models, yet the genes related to this preventive effect of acupuncture on the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system remain elusive. This study investigated gene expression profile changes in the striatal region of(More)
OBJECTIVE Lutein is a major nutrient in the retina. Lutein has an antioxidative effect and protects against macular degeneration and retinal degenerative disease. However, the mechanism of lutein is not clear in retinal degeneration, and a role for lutein is not known in ischemic injury. In this study, an ischemia-induced rat retina was examined to(More)
It has been reported that components of Cinnamomi Ramulus (CR) demonstrate an anti-inflammatory effect by inhibiting the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthesis (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and by suppressing nitric oxide (NO) production in the central nervous system (CNS) as well as in the periphery. In this study, microarray analysis was(More)
Acupuncture stimulations at GB34 and LR3 inhibit the reduction of tyrosine hydroxylase in the nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons in the parkinsonism animal models. Especially, behavioral tests showed that acupuncture stimulations improved the motor dysfunction in a previous study by almost 87.7%. The thalamus is a crucial area for the motor circuit and has(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra (SN). Acupuncture stimulation results in an enhanced survival of dopaminergic neurons in the SN in Parkinsonism animal models. The present study investigated changes in gene expression profiles measured using whole(More)
In a previous study, we found that the short isoform of DNAJB6 (DNAJB6(S)) had been decreased in the striatum of a mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD) induced by 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP). DNAJB6, one of the heat shock proteins, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of PD. In this study, we explored the cytoprotective effect(More)
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