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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919220/peucedanum-japonicum-extract-attenuates-allergic-airway-inflammation-by-inhibiting-th2-cell-activation-and-production-of-pro-inflammatory-mediators
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Jin Mi Chun, A-Reum Lee, Hyo Seon Kim, A Yeong Lee, Gyo Jeong Gu, Byeong Cheol Moon, Bo-In Kwon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The root of Peucedanum japonicum Thunb is traditionally used to treat coughs, colds, headache and inflammatory diseases in Korea and Japan. Its effects on allergic lung inflammation have not been investigated. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the anti-asthmatic effects of Peucedanum japonicum extract (PJE) using a murine model of asthma and a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated macrophage cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice underwent two rounds of sensitization with ovalbumin 1 week apart followed by four intranasal ovalbumin challenges on days 13-16...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882213/stable-isotope-applications-for-understanding-shark-ecology-in-the-northeast-pacific-ocean
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Jonathan C P Reum, Gregory D Williams, Chris J Harvey
Stable isotopes are used to address a wide range of ecological questions and can help researchers and managers better understand the movement and trophic ecology of sharks. Here, we review how shark studies from the Northeast Pacific Ocean (NEP) have employed stable isotopes to estimate trophic level and diet composition and infer movement and habitat-use patterns. To date, the number of NEP shark studies that have used stable isotopes is limited, suggesting that the approach is underutilized. To aid shark researchers in understanding the strengths and limitations of the approach, we provide a brief overview of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope trophic discrimination properties (e...
2017: Advances in Marine Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869556/a-new-monoterpene-from-the-leaves-of-a-radiation-mutant-cultivar-of-perilla-frutescens-var-crispa-with-inhibitory-activity-on-lps-induced-no-production
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Bomi Nam, Yangkang So, Hyo-Young Kim, Jin-Baek Kim, Chang Hyun Jin, Ah-Reum Han
The leaves of Perilla frutescens var. crispa (Lamiaceae)-known as 'Jureum-soyeop' or 'Cha-jo-ki' in Korean, 'ZI SU YE' in Chinese, and 'Shiso' in Japan-has been used as a medicinal herb. Recent gamma irradiated mutation breeding on P. frutescens var. crispa in our research group resulted in the development of a new perilla cultivar, P. frutescens var. crispa (cv. Antisperill; PFCA), which has a higher content of isoegomaketone. The leaves of PFCA were extracted by supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO₂) extraction, and phytochemical investigation on this extract led to the isolation and identification of a new compound, 9-hydroxy-isoegomaketone [(2E)-1-(3-furanyl)-4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-penten-1-one; 1]...
September 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855027/bach2represses-the-ap-1-driven-induction-of-interleukin-2-gene-transcription-in-cd4-t-cells
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Eunkyeong Jang, Hye Rim Lee, Geon Hee Lee, Ah-Reum Oh, Ji-Young Cha, Kazuhiko Igarashi, Jeehee Youn
The transcription repressor Bach2 has been proposed as a regulator of T cell quiescence, but the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. Given the importance of interleukin-2 in T cell activation, we investigated whether Bach2 is a component of the network of factors that regulates interleukin-2 expression. In primary and transformed CD4+ T cells, Bach2 overexpression counteracted T cell receptor/CD28- or PMA/ionomycin-driven induction of interleukin-2 expression, and silencing of Bach2 had the opposite effect...
August 31, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841141/outcome-of-cochlear-implantation-in-prelingually-deafened-children-according-to-molecular-genetic-etiology
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Joo Hyun Park, Ah Reum Kim, Jin Hee Han, Seong Dong Kim, Shin Hye Kim, Ja-Won Koo, Seung Ha Oh, Byung Yoon Choi
OBJECTIVES: About 60% of Korean pediatric cochlear implantees could be genetically diagnosed (GD) and we previously reported that a substantial portion of undiagnosed cases by deafness gene panel sequencing were predicted to have a nongenetic or complex etiology. We aimed to compare the outcomes of cochlear implantation (CI) in GD and genetically undiagnosed (GUD) patients and attempted to determine CI outcomes according to etiology. DESIGN: Ninety-three pediatric cochlear implantees underwent molecular genetic testing...
September 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816413/porcine-spermatogonial-stem-cells-self-renew-effectively-in-a-three-dimensional-culture-microenvironment
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Ji Eun Park, Min Hee Park, Min Seong Kim, Yeo Reum Park, Jung Im Yun, Hee Tae Cheong, Minseok Kim, Jung Hoon Choi, Eunsong Lee, Seung Tae Lee
Generally, self-renewal of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) is maintained in vivo in a three-dimensional (3D) microenvironment consisting of the seminiferous tubule basement membrane, indicating the importance of the 3D microenvironment for in vitro culture of SSCs. Here, we report a 3D culture microenvironment that effectively maintains porcine SSC self-renewal during culture. Porcine SSCs were cultured in an agarose-based 3D hydrogel and in 2D culture plates either with or without feeder cells. Subsequently, the effects of 3D culture on the maintenance of undifferentiated SSCs were identified by analyzing cell colony formation and morphology, AP activity, and transcriptional and translational regulation of self-renewal-related genes and the effects on proliferation by analyzing cell viability and single cell-derived colony number...
August 17, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807774/chlorin-e6-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-promotes-collagen-production-and-suppresses-mmps-expression-via-modulating-ap-1-signaling-in-p-acnes-stimulated-hacat-cells
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A-Reum Ryu, Mi-Young Lee
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a clinically approved therapeutics for cancers and non-neoplastic diseases, based on the use of a photosensitizer activated by a light. The feasibility of PDT depends on several factors, such as PDT dose, photosensitizer efficacy, type of light source, and target tissue irradiated. METHODS: In this study, the second generation photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) and halogen light were used to investigate their PDT effect on the collagen production and MMPs expression of heat killed P...
August 11, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800566/highly-selective-adsorption-of-co-over-co2-in-a-cu-i-chelated-porous-organic-polymer
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Jung Woon Yoon, Tae-Ung Yoon, Eun-Jung Kim, Ah-Reum Kim, Tae-Sung Jung, Sang-Sup Han, Youn-Sang Bae
Cu(I) species were successfully chelated to nitrogen atoms in a nitrogen-rich porous organic polymer (SNW-1) by mixing with a CuCl solution (Scheme 1). Although pristine SNW-1 adsorbs CO2 better than CO, Cu(I)-incorporated SNW-1 (nCu(I)@SNW-1) shows selective CO adsorption over CO2 because of the π-complexation of CO with Cu(I). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first CO/CO2 selectivity observed for POP-based materials. 1.3Cu(I)@SNW-1 exhibits high CO/CO2 selectivity (23) at 1bar and a large CO working capacity (0...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783728/correction-of-a-pathogenic-gene-mutation-in-human-embryos
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Hong Ma, Nuria Marti-Gutierrez, Sang-Wook Park, Jun Wu, Yeonmi Lee, Keiichiro Suzuki, Amy Koski, Dongmei Ji, Tomonari Hayama, Riffat Ahmed, Hayley Darby, Crystal Van Dyken, Ying Li, Eunju Kang, A-Reum Park, Daesik Kim, Sang-Tae Kim, Jianhui Gong, Ying Gu, Xun Xu, David Battaglia, Sacha A Krieg, David M Lee, Diana H Wu, Don P Wolf, Stephen B Heitner, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Paula Amato, Jin-Soo Kim, Sanjiv Kaul, Shoukhrat Mitalipov
Genome editing has potential for the targeted correction of germline mutations. Here we describe the correction of the heterozygous MYBPC3 mutation in human preimplantation embryos with precise CRISPR-Cas9-based targeting accuracy and high homology-directed repair efficiency by activating an endogenous, germline-specific DNA repair response. Induced double-strand breaks (DSBs) at the mutant paternal allele were predominantly repaired using the homologous wild-type maternal gene instead of a synthetic DNA template...
August 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770232/the-association-between-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-thyroid-cancer
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Young-Gyun Seo, Ho-Chun Choi, Ah Reum An, Do Joon Park, Young Joo Park, Kyu Eun Lee, Sue K Park, Yunji Hwang, Belong Cho
AIM: The incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing worldwide. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is also increasing. Therefore, we aimed to analyze the effect of T2DM on thyroid cancer. METHODS: A case-control study was performed. A total of 415 healthy controls with thyroid ultrasound screening and physician consultation were selected from the Thyroid Cancer Longitudinal Study (T-CALOS). Among patients with thyroid cancer who were enrolled in T-CALOS, 415 patients were matched to the control group according to age and sex...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766720/molecular-characterization-of-rice-arsenic-induced-ring-finger-e3-ligase-2-osair2-and-its-heterogeneous-overexpression-in-arabidopsis-thalaiana
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Sun-Goo Hwang, Sandeep Chapagain, A-Reum Han, Yong Chan Park, Hyeon Mi Park, Yong Hwan Kim, Cheol Seong Jang
Arsenic (As) accumulation adversely affects the growth and productivity of plants and poses a serious threat to human health and food security. In this study, we identified one As-responsive Really Interesting New Gene (RING) E3 ubiquitin ligase gene from rice root tissues during As stress. We named it Oryza sativa Arsenic-Induced RING E3 ligase 2 (OsAIR2). Expression of OsAIR2 was induced under various abiotic stress conditions, including heat, salt, drought, and As exposure. Results of an in vitro ubiquitination assay showed that OsAIR2 possesses an E3 ligase activity...
August 2, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758092/a-case-of-grisel-syndrome-showing-no-underlying-laxity-of-the-atlanto-axial-joint
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Ah-Reum Ahn, Yul-Hyun Park, Eun Ji Park, Shin-Young Yim
Grisel syndrome is a rare, non-traumatic atlanto-axial subluxation associated with an inflammatory or infectious process in the upper neck. According to the two-hit hypothesis, which is widely accepted for the pathogenesis of Grisel syndrome, preexisting ligamentous laxity of the atlanto-axial joint is regarded as the first hit. An inflammatory or infectious process of the atlanto-axial joint acts as the second hit, resulting in non-traumatic atlanto-axial subluxation. We report on a 6-year-old girl with atlanto-axial subluxation following retropharyngeal and cervical lymphadenitis...
June 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723775/the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-could-be-a-good-diagnostic-marker-and-predictor-of-relapse-in-patients-with-adult-onset-still-s-disease-a-strobe-compliant-retrospective-observational-analysis
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Ji-Yeoun Seo, Chang-Hee Suh, Ju-Yang Jung, Ar-Reum Kim, Ji Won Yang, Hyoun-Ah Kim
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is the proportion of absolute neutrophil count to lymphocytes on routine complete blood count (CBC) tests, and has been studied as a simple marker of the systemic inflammatory response. This study was performed to investigate whether the NLR could be used as a tool to diagnose and predict prognosis in cases of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD).We retrospectively reviewed 164 patients with suspected AOSD. Among 164 patients with suspected AOSD, 37 patients received another diagnosis (such as viral infection) and were compared with the 127 patients who received a diagnosis of AOSD...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719568/effect-of-serial-use-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-on-periodontal-tissue-regeneration
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Ah-Reum Lee, Hyunmin Choi, Jee-Hwan Kim, Sung-Won Cho, Young-Bum Park
PURPOSE: This study evaluates the synergistic effect of serial application of bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) on both new bone formation and periodontal tissue regeneration using 1-wall intrabony defect in mongrel dogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One-wall defects were created at the mesial aspect of the mandibular first molars of 6 male mongrel dogs. Each mandibular defect received 1 of the 2 experimental treatments randomly (BMP2 or BMP2 + FGF2), and it was allowed to heal for either 4 or 8 weeks postoperatively...
July 17, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669617/an-increasing-potentially-measles-susceptible-population-over-time-after-vaccination-in-korea
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Hae Ji Kang, Young Woo Han, Su Jin Kim, You-Jin Kim, A-Reum Kim, Joo Ae Kim, Hee-Dong Jung, Hye Eun Eom, Ok Park, Sung Soon Kim
BACKGROUND: In Korea, measles occurs mainly in infants <12months of age, who are unvaccinated. In addition, vaccine populations, including adolescents and young adults, can become infected though importation. Thus, the question arises whether the current level of herd immunity in Korea is now insufficient for protecting against measles infection. METHODS: Age-specific measles seroprevalence was evaluated by performing enzyme immunoassays and plaque reduction-neutralization tests on 3050 subjects aged 0-50years (birth cohort 1964-2014) and 480 subjects aged 2-30years (birth cohort 1984-2012)...
June 29, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666022/intravitreal-itraconazole-inhibits-laser-induced-choroidal-neovascularization-in-rats
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Jeong Hun Bae, Ah Reum Hwang, Chan Yun Kim, Hyeong Gon Yu, Hyoung Jun Koh, Woo Ick Yang, Hae Ran Chang, Sung Chul Lee
Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) is a major cause of severe visual loss in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Recently, itraconazole has shown potent and dose-dependent inhibition of tumor-associated angiogenesis. We evaluated the anti-angiogenic effect of itraconazole in a rat model of laser-induced CNV. After laser photocoagulation in each eye to cause CNV, right eyes were administered intravitreal injections of itraconazole; left eyes received balanced salt solution (BSS) as controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630625/quantification-of-antioxidant-phenolic-compounds-in-a-new-chrysanthemum-cultivar-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-detection-and-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Ah-Reum Han, Hyo Young Kim, Yangkang So, Bomi Nam, Ik-Soo Lee, Joo-Won Nam, Yeong Deuk Jo, Sang Hoon Kim, Jin-Baek Kim, Si-Yong Kang, Chang Hyun Jin
The flowers of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. have been used as an herbal tea and in traditional medicine, and the plant has been developed to produce horticultural cultivars of various colors and shapes. In this study, a new chrysanthemum cultivar with dark purple petals (C. morifolium cv. ARTI-Dark Chocolate; ADC) was developed by radiation-induced mutation breeding of its original cultivar with purple striped white petals (C. morifolium cv. Noble Wine, NW). The phenolic profile and antioxidant property of ADC were investigated and compared with NW and the commercially available medicinal herb, C...
2017: International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619035/an-evolutionary-optimization-of-a-rhodopsin-based-phototrophic-metabolism-in-escherichia-coli
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Hyun Aaron Kim, Hyun Ju Kim, Jihoon Park, Ah Reum Choi, Kyoo Heo, Haeyoung Jeong, Kwang-Hwan Jung, Yeong-Jae Seok, Pil Kim, Sang Jun Lee
BACKGROUND: The expression of the Gloeobacter rhodopsin (GR) in a chemotrophic Escherichia coli enables the light-driven phototrophic energy generation. Adaptive laboratory evolution has been used for acquiring desired phenotype of microbial cells and for the elucidation of basic mechanism of molecular evolution. To develop an optimized strain for the artificially acquired phototrophic metabolism, an ancestral E. coli expressing GR was adaptively evolved in a chemostat reactor with constant illumination and limited glucose conditions...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607572/gastrodia-elata-blume-rhizome-aqueous-extract-improves-arterial-thrombosis-dyslipidemia-and-insulin-response-in-testosterone-deficient-rats
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Min Jung Kim, Hye Jeong Yang, Bo Reum Moon, Ji Eun Kim, Kang Sung Kim, Sunmin Park
Testosterone deficiency deteriorates glucose and lipid metabolism with reducing muscle mass. We investigated whether the consumption of water extracts of Gastrodia elata Blume rhizome (GEB) rich in gastrodin would reduce the symptoms of testosterone deficiency and improve blood flow in orchidectomized (ORX) rats. ORX rats were given high-fat diets supplemented with either 1% cellulose (ORX-control), 0.3% GEB (GEB-L), or 1% GEB (GEB-H) for 8 weeks. Sham-operated rats were fed the same diet as OVX-control rats (normal-control)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597874/evaluation-of-an-extracurricular-program-for-students-interested-in-rural-and-public-health
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Do-Hwan Kim, Ah Reum An, Eun Jeong Kim, Jong-Koo Lee, Seung-Hee Lee
PURPOSE: The problem regarding the geographic imbalance of the physician workforce has been a long-standing problem in South Korea. Additionally, rural medicine and public health have been marginalized across whole undergraduate curriculums. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an extracurricular program targeting medical students interested in rural and public health. METHODS: A 2-day extracurricular program was held twice in 2015 and 2016...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Medical Education
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