Yoon-E Choi

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Fusarium verticillioides produces the mycotoxin fumonisin B(1) (FB(1)) on maize kernels. In this study, we identified a putative protein phosphatase gene CPP1 in F. verticillioides, and investigated its role in FB(1) regulation. Previous work has shown that CPP1 expression is elevated in an FB(1)-suppressing genetic background. Thus, we hypothesized that(More)
Haematococcus pluvialis is a green microalga of particular interest, since it is considered the best potential natural source of astaxanthin, which is widely used as an additive for natural pigmentation. In addition, astaxanthin has recently garnered commercial interest as a nutraceutical, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical. However, producing astaxanthin from H.(More)
The DNA damage response (DDR) is induced by various DNA damaging factors and maintains genome stability in all organisms. The Chlamydomonas reinhardtii genome contains putative homologous genes involved in DDR; however, little is known about the functions and responses of these genes to DNA damage. In this study, DDR by gamma radiation was determined in C.(More)
The ascomycete fungus Mycosphaerella graminicola (synonym Zymoseptoria tritici) is an important pathogen of wheat causing economically significant losses. The primary nutritional mode of this fungus is thought to be hemibiotrophic. This pathogenic lifestyle is associated with an early biotrophic stage of nutrient uptake followed by a necrotrophic stage(More)
Desflurane has been commonly used in anesthesia that possesses a cardioprotective effect against ischemia-reperfusion. We evaluated whether diabetes mellitus affected desflurane preconditioning induced cardioprotection in ischemia-reperfusion rat hearts in view of pro- and anti-apoptotic signaling pathways and Ca2+ homeostasis. Streptozotocin-induced,(More)
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