Yun Hee Chang

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The present study investigated the effects of selective dopamine D1 and D2 receptor antagonists, SCH23390 and spiperone, on the expression of conditioned place preference (CPP) induced by either d-amphetamine or cocaine. The CPP protocol consisted of three phases: pre-conditioning exploration, conditioning, and a post-conditioning test. The data indicated(More)
Apigenin, one of the most common flavonoids, has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, and free radical-scavenging properties. However, the influence of apigenin on the immunostimulatory effects and maturation of dendritic cells (DC) remains, for the most part, unknown. In this study, we have attempted to ascertain whether apigenin(More)
In considering the heterogeneous function of the nucleus accumbens (NAC), the present work evaluated the conditioned place preference (CPP) after local infusion of d-amphetamine (AMP; 10, 15 microg/side) or cocaine (COC; 50, 100 microg/side) into two subareas of NAC, core and shell. A regular two-compartment CPP apparatus was used to test the place(More)
Cholesterol oxidation products (ChOx) have been reported to cause acute vascular injury in vivo; however, the pharmacokinetics of ChOx after administration and the mechanisms by which they cause chronic vascular injury are not well understood. To further study the pharmacokinetics and atherogenic properties of ChOx, New Zealand White rabbits were injected(More)
Circulating cholesterol oxidation products (ChOx) have long been implicated in the etiology of early atherosclerosis; however, direct in vivo evidence elucidating their role in atherogenesis is only recently becoming available. This study investigated ChOx effects on vascular lesion formation in New Zealand White rabbits under controlled(More)
Several previously identified inhibitors of angiogenesis have been epoxide-containing fungus-derived metabolites. We therefore hypothesized that novel epoxide-containing low molecular weight compounds structurally resembling known antiangiogenic agents may also exhibit antiangiogenic activity. Cytochalasin E was found to be a potent and selective inhibitor(More)
5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT ) is thought to be involved in a wide range of behavioral functions. Based on binding evidence, 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)-tetralin (8-OH-DPAT), 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-indophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI), and m-chloro-phenyl-biguanide (m-CPBG) are selective 5-HT1a, 5-HT2, and 5-HT3 receptor agonists, respectively. The present study(More)
Nitrated lipids such as nitrooleate (OLA-NO2) can act as endogenous peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) ligands to exert vascular protective effects. However, the molecular mechanisms regarding nitric oxide (NO) production and its regulation are not fully defined in the vasculature. Here, we show that OLA-NO2 increased endothelial NO(More)
In order to understand further the role of the anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proto-oncogene protein in excitotoxin-induced brain injury and possible interaction between Bcl-2 and the antioxidant melatonin, the expression of Bcl-2 in various brain parts was studied after intrastriatal injection of kainate (KA, 2.5 nmol) with or without co-treatment of melatonin (10(More)
Nanoscale alloys attract enormous research attentions in catalysis, magnetics, plasmonics and so on. Along with multicomponent synergy, quantum confinement and extreme large surface area of nanoalloys offer novel material properties, precisely and broadly tunable with chemical composition and nanoscale dimension. Despite substantial progress of nanoalloy(More)