Yeong-Seok Kim

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B7-H4 is a recently discovered B7 family member that has inhibitory effects on T-cell immunity. However, the reverse signalling mechanism of the B7-H4-expressing cells remains unclear. Previous work has shown that B7-H4 expression was enhanced on B cells following Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, and engagement of cell-surface-expressed B7-H4 induces(More)
Natural Killer cells are known to play a major role in the innate immune response against viral infections and tumor cells. Several viruses, such as CMV, EBV and HIV-1, have acquired strategies to escape elimination by NK cells. In this study, we observed that EBV infection increased expression of IDO on B cells. To evaluate the function of IDO associated(More)
B7-H4 has an inhibitory effect on immune responses via the down-regulation of T cell-mediated immunity, but how the engagement of B7-H4 molecules by counter molecules affects the signaling mechanism of the B7-H4-expressing cells is poorly defined. In this study, we found that B7-H4 expression was enhanced on B cells infected with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)(More)
Recent studies have shown that indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) plays a pivotal role in the modulation of immune response against tumor and virus infection. Here we demonstrate the pro-apoptotic effect of L-kynurenine, a tryptophan catabolite of IDO, on human NK cell line, NK92 MI. Treatment with L-kynurenine dose-dependently induced growth inhibition and(More)
Galectin-3 is involved in tumor cell proliferation, adhesion, angiogenesis and metastasis. Galectin-3 promotes β-catenin/Wnt signaling, and β-catenin-related oncogenesis has been frequently reported in osteosarcoma. However, the correlation between galectin-3 and β‑catenin signaling in osteosarcoma is poorly defined. We hypothesized that galectin-3 may(More)
Melphalan (Mel) is widely used to treat patients with hematologic cancer, including multiple myeloma, but its mechanism of action in EBV-transformed B cells is poorly described. In this study, we demonstrate a novel mechanism by which transcriptionally active p73 (TAp73) induces translocation of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein-associated factor 1(More)
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) has a significant role in the response to injury and tissue repair, and it has been detected in various cell types. However, the mechanism by which it regulates the response to ischemia‑reperfusion injury (IRI) and manipulates natural killer (NK) cells is not well understood. In the present study, TGF‑β modulated NK cell(More)
PKCη is involved in proliferation, differentiation, and drug resistance. However, PKCη function in EBV(+) B lymphoma remains poorly understood. Gene silencing of PKCη through siRNA knockdown inhibited cellular proliferation, induced cell cycle arrest in G0/G1 and G2/M phases, and sensitized cells to chemotherapeutic drugs. Upon PKCη knockdown, expression(More)
Centrocyte/centroblast marker 1 (CM1) has been identified as a pro-apoptosis molecule on B-cell lymphoma cells as well as several types of cancer cells. In this study, we investigated its signaling mechanism in HeLa cells after treatment with cisplatin in order to potentially identify a new therapeutic target. The CM1 molecule was induced on the surface of(More)
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