Young Ran Ha

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MicroRNAs (miRs) are small noncoding RNAs that have been reported to be promising diagnostic tools. We used quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR (RT-qPCR) to analyze differentially expressed miRNAs in prostate tumor samples to determine its prognostic value. From 2007 to 2009, tumor tissues were obtained from 73 radical prostatectomy specimens.(More)
PROBLEM Inflammation is an essential process in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. METHOD OF STUDY Serum and peritoneal fluid (PF) samples were collected from women with endometriosis (n = 31) and women without endometriosis (n = 48). Chemerin, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in serum and PF samples were determined(More)
Our previous study showed that a methanol extract of Inula helenium had the potential to induce detoxifying enzymes such as quinone reductase (QR) and glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity. In this study the methanol extract was further fractionated using silica gel chromatography and vacuum liquid chromatography, to yield pure compounds alantolactone(More)
Few protein biomarkers for oxidative stress have been reported. In this study, we attempted to identify the proteins selectively overexpressed in human colon tumor cells by treating with hydrogen peroxide as oxidative stress. A proteomic analysis followed by western blotting showed that phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1) was induced by hydrogen peroxide in a(More)
Spleen plays an important role in removing old and damaged red blood cells and malaria-infected erythrocytes. When malaria parasites invade the spleen and induce splenomegaly, splenic function tends to be impaired. Thus, the inhibition of splenomegaly is strongly required to protect the spleen. In this study, malaria-induced splenomegaly is inhibited by(More)
Background Malaria is one of the world’s public health problems in terms of medical emergency with a high risk of mortality. The protozoan malaria parasites are transmitted by infected female mosquitoes [1]. The most pathogenic human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, has gradually expanded in last three decades [2]. Choloroquine is the cheapest and(More)
This study investigated the mechanism of action of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, leuprolide, on proliferation of the hormone-refractory prostate cancer cell line DU145, transfected with short hairpin RNA (shRNA), to reduce expression of the GNRHR1 gene (which encodes the GnRH type 1 receptor). DU145 cell proliferation in the presence of(More)
Disease-mediated mosquitoes have been receiving much attention, as the World Health Organization recently declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency. Mosquitoes transmit pathogens that cause various tropical diseases including malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever as well as Zika virus. The vector efficiency of mosquitoes depends on their(More)
PROBLEM Inflammation is a key process in the establishment and progression of endometriosis. Resistin, an adipocytokine, has biological properties linked to immunologic functions, but its role in endometriosis is unclear. METHOD OF STUDY Resistin gene expression was examined in eutopic and ectopic endometrial tissues from women with (n=25) or without(More)
Spleen traps malaria-infected red blood cells, thereby leading to splenomegaly. Splenomegaly induces impairment in splenic function, i.e., rupture. Therefore, splenomegaly inhibition is required to protect the spleen. In our previous study, genistein was found to have an influence on malaria-induced splenomegaly. However, the effect of genistein in(More)