Yong Il Park

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Anthocyanin accumulation is regulated negatively by ethylene signaling and positively by sugar and light signaling. However, the antagonistic interactions underlying these signalings remain to be elucidated fully. We show that ethylene inhibits anthocyanin accumulation induced by sucrose (Suc) and light by suppressing the expression of transcription factors(More)
Exosomes show potential for cancer diagnostics because they transport molecular contents of the cells from which they originate. Detection and molecular profiling of exosomes is technically challenging and often requires extensive sample purification and labeling. Here we describe a label-free, high-throughput approach for quantitative analysis of exosomes.(More)
Uniform and extremely small-sized iron oxide nanoparticles (ESIONs) of < 4 nm were synthesized via the thermal decomposition of iron-oleate complex in the presence of oleyl alcohol. Oleyl alcohol lowered the reaction temperature by reducing iron-oleate complex, resulting in the production of small-sized nanoparticles. XRD pattern of 3 nm-sized nanoparticles(More)
Nanometer-sized colloidal particles (nanoparticles) have been extensively used in biomedical applications as a result of their many useful electronic, optical, and magnetic properties that are derived from their nanometer size and composition. Semiconductor nanoparticles (also known as quantum dots) have been applied as fluorescent probes for cell labeling(More)
Dual-modal in vivo tumor imaging and photodynamic therapy using hexagonal NaYF(4):Yb,Er/NaGdF(4) core-shell upconverting nanoparticles combined with a photosensitizer, chlorin e6, is reported. Tumors can be clearly observed not only in the upconversion luminescence image but also in the magnetic resonance image. In vivo photodynamic therapy by systemic(More)
Lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles (UCNPs) have recently attracted enormous attention in the field of biological imaging owing to their unique optical properties: (1) efficient upconversion photoluminescence, which is intense enough to be detected at the single-particle level with a (nonscanning) wide-field microscope setup equipped with a(More)
A UDP-glycosyltransferase from Bacillus licheniformis was exploited for the glycosylation of phloretin. The in vitro glycosylation reaction confirmed the production of five phloretin glucosides, including three novel glucosides. Consequently, we demonstrated the application of the same glycosyltransferase for the efficient whole-cell biocatalysis of(More)
AIMS Anti-allergic effects and action mechanism of phloretin (Phl) and biochanin A (BioA) on the IgE-antigen complex-mediated allergic responses in rat basophilic leukemia RBL-2H3 cells were investigated. MAIN METHODS Cell viability, formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), DPPH radical-scavenging activity, β-hexosaminidase release, production of(More)
Department of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Technická 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic Department of Analytical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Technická 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic Department of Meat Technology and Preservation, Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague,(More)
AIMS Neuroprotective effects of maysin, which is a flavone glycoside that was isolated from the corn silk (CS, Zea mays L.) of a Korean hybrid corn Kwangpyeongok, against oxidative stress (H2O2)-induced apoptotic cell death of human neuroblastoma SK-N-MC cells were investigated. MAIN METHODS Maysin cytotoxicity was determined by measuring cell viability(More)