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Suppressor of Variegation 3–9 Homolog 2, a Novel Binding Protein of Translationally Controlled Tumor Protein, Regulates Cancer Cell Proliferation

Kim AR, Sung JY, Rho SB, Kim YN, Yoon K

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):231-239.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2019.021
Suppressor of Variegation 3–9 Homolog 2 (SUV39H2) methylates the lysine 9 residue of histone H3 and induces heterochromatin formation, resulting in transcriptional repression or silencing of target genes. SUV39H1 and...
Vitamin D Improves Intestinal Barrier Function in Cirrhosis Rats by Upregulating Heme Oxygenase-1 Expression

Wang PF, Yao DH, Hu YY, Li Y

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):222-230.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.052
Intestinal barrier dysfunction always accompanies cirrhosis in patients with advanced liver disease and is an important contributor facilitating bacterial translocation (BT), which has been involved in the pathogenesis of cirrhosis...
Discovery of an Indirubin Derivative as a Novel c-Met Kinase Inhibitor with In Vitro Anti-Tumor Effects

Ndolo KM, An SJ, Park KR, Lee HJ, Yoon KB, Kim YC, Han SY

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):216-221.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.091
The c-Met protein is a receptor tyrosine kinase involved in cell growth, proliferation, survival, and angiogenesis of several human tumors. Overexpression of c-Met has been found in gastric cancers and...
Gomisin G Suppresses the Growth of Colon Cancer Cells by Attenuation of AKT Phosphorylation and Arrest of Cell Cycle Progression

Maharjan S, Park BK, Lee SI, Lim Y, Lee K, Lee Y, Kwon HJ

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):210-215.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.054
Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related death due to a poor prognosis. In this study, we investigated the effect of Gomisin G on colon cancer...
Isolation of MLL1 Inhibitory RNA Aptamers

Ul-Haq A, Jin ML, Jeong KW, Kim HM, Chun KH

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):201-209.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.157
Mixed lineage leukemia proteins (MLL) are the key histone lysine methyltransferases that regulate expression of diverse genes. Aberrant activation of MLL promotes leukemia as well as solid tumors in humans,...
Development of a Label-Free LC-MS/MS-Based Glucosylceramide Synthase Assay and Its Application to Inhibitors Screening for Ceramide-Related Diseases

Fu Z, Yun SY, Won JH, Back MJ, Jang JM, Ha HC, Lee HK, Shin IC, Kim JY, Kim HS, Kim DK

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):193-200.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.122
Ceramide metabolism is known to be an essential etiology for various diseases, such as atopic dermatitis and Gaucher disease. Glucosylceramide synthase (GCS) is a key enzyme for the synthesis of...
Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Coculturing Stimulates Integrin-Mediated Extracellular Matrix Adhesion of Melanocytes by Upregulating Growth Factors

Kim H, Yi N, Do BR, Lee AY

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):185-192.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.203
Coculture with adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) can stimulate proliferation and migration of melanocytes. To enhance outcomes of skin disorders caused by melanocyte loss or death, mixed transplantation with ADSCs has...
Neuroprotective Effect of β-Lapachone in MPTP-Induced Parkinson's Disease Mouse Model: Involvement of Astroglial p-AMPK/Nrf2/HO-1 Signaling Pathways

Park JS, Leem YH, Park JE, Kim DY, Kim HS

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):178-184.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.234
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons within the substantia nigra pars compacta. In the present study, we investigated whether β-Lapachone (β-LAP), a...
Effects of Intraperitoneal N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) Administration on Nociceptive/Repetitive Behaviors in Juvenile Mice

Kim S, Kim DG, Gonzales E, Mabunga DF, Shin D, Jeon SJ, Shin CY, Ahn T, Kwon KJ

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):168-177.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.230
Dysregulation of excitatory neurotransmission has been implicated in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders. Pharmacological inhibition of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors is widely used to model neurobehavioral pathologies and underlying mechanisms. There...
Schisantherin B Improves the Pathological Manifestations of Mice Caused by Behavior Desperation in Different Ages-Depression with Cognitive Impairment

Xu M, Xiao F, Wang M, Yan T, Yang H, Wu B, Bi K, Jia Y

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):160-167.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.074
Depression is a major mood disorder. Abnormal expression of glial glutamate transporter-1 (GLT-1) is associated with depression. Schisantherin B (STB) is one bioactive of lignans isolated from Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.)...
Neuroprotective Effects of 6-Shogaol and Its Metabolite, 6-Paradol, in a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis

Sapkota A, Park SJ, Choi JW

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):152-159.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.089
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by progressive neuronal loss, neuroinflammation, axonal degeneration, and demyelination. Previous studies have reported that 6-shogaol, a major constituent of ginger (Zingiber officinale...
Epicatechin Prevents Methamphetamine-Induced Neuronal Cell Death via Inhibition of ER Stress

Kang Y, Lee JH, Seo YH, Jang JH, Jeong CH, Lee S, Jeong GS, Park B

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):145-151.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.092
Methamphetamine (METH) acts strongly on the nervous system and damages neurons and is known to cause neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Flavonoids, polyphenolic compounds present in green tea,...
Integrative Omics Reveals Metabolic and Transcriptomic Alteration of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Catalase Knockout Mice

Na J, Choi SA, Khan A, Huh JY, Piao L, Hwang I, Ha H, Park YH

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):134-144.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.175
The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has increased with the incidence of obesity; however, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. In this study, high-resolution metabolomics (HRM) along with transcriptomics...
Streptomyces Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Their Roles in the Biosynthesis of Macrolide Therapeutic Agents

Cho MA, Han S, Lim YR, Kim V, Kim H, Kim D

  • Biomol Ther.
  • 2019 Feb;27(2):127-133.
  • doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.183
The study of the genus Streptomyces is of particular interest because it produces a wide array of clinically important bioactive molecules. The genomic sequencing of many Streptomyces species has revealed...

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