Yong-Hwan Shin

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Sodium bicarbonate cotransporters (NBCs) are involved in the pH regulation of salivary glands. However, the roles and regulatory mechanisms among different NBC isotypes have not been rigorously evaluated. We investigated the roles of two different types of NBCs, electroneutral (NBCn1) and electrogenic NBC (NBCe1), with respect to pH regulation and(More)
Transient receptor potential vanilloid subtype 1 (TRPV1) was originally found in sensory neurons. Recently, it has been reported that TRPV1 is expressed in salivary gland epithelial cells (SGEC). However, the physiological role of TRPV1 in salivary secretion remains to be elucidated. We found that TRPV1 is expressed in mouse and human submandibular glands(More)
Purinergic receptors, particularly type 7 (P2RX7), are involved in apoptotic cell death. However, the expression and function of P2RX7 are suppressed in HSG cells. In the present study, we explored whether P2RX7 function is regulated by epigenetic alteration of the receptors in two different cell lines, HSG cells derived from human submandibular ducts, and(More)
In this study, we investigated purinergic receptor P2X7 and NACHT, LRR and PYD domains-containing protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome expressions, and their role in head and neck cancer. We found upregulation of purinergic receptor P2X7 and all NLRP3 inflammasome components in biopsied head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tissues. Similarly, the expression of(More)
Wnt signaling controls critical developmental processes including tissue/body patterning. Here we report the identification of a novel regulator of Wnt signaling, OTTOGI (OTG), isolated from a large-scale expression screening of human cDNAs in zebrafish embryos. Overexpression of OTG in zebrafish embryos caused dorso-anteriorized phenotype, inhibited the(More)
Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) plays a key role in exocrine secretion, including salivary glands. However, its functional expression in salivary glands has not been rigorously studied. In this study, we investigated the expression pattern and regulatory mechanism of CFTR in salivary glands using immunohistochemistry, western blot(More)
Muscarinic receptors, particularly the type 3 subtype (M3R), have an important role in exocrine secretion. M3R normally function in HSG cells originated from human submandibular gland ducts, but not in A253 and SGT cells, derived from human submandibular carcinoma and salivary gland adenocarcinoma. However, the underlying mechanism of this suppression has(More)
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