• Minireview  31 August 2017

    Application of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to the Study of Brain Function in Humans and Animal Models

    Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a noninvasive optical imaging technique that indirectly assesses neuronal activity by measuring changes in oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin in tissues using near-infrared light. fNIRS has been used not only to investigate cortical activity in healthy human subjects and animals but also to reveal abnormalities in brain function in patients suffering from neurological and psychiatric disorders and in animals that exhibit disease conditions. ...

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    Engineering and Application of Zinc Finger Proteins and TALEs for Biomedical Research

    Engineered DNA-binding domains provide a powerful technology for numerous biomedical studies due to their ability to recognize specific DNA sequences. Zinc fingers (ZF) are one of the most common DNA-binding domains and have been extensively studied for a variety of applications, such as gene regulation, genome engineering and diagnostics. Another novel DNA-binding domain known as a transcriptional activator-like effector (TALE) has been more recently discovered, which has a previously undesc ...

  • Article  31 August 2017

    Effects of Adenoviral Gene Transduction on the Stemness of Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells

    Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are currently being evaluated as a cell-based therapy for tissue injury and degenerative diseases. Recently, several methods have been suggested to further enhance the therapeutic functions of MSCs, including genetic modifications with tissue- and/or disease-specific genes.

    The objective of this study was to examine the efficiency and stability of transduction using an adenoviral vector in human MSCs. Additionally, we aimed to assess the effects of tr ...

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    Adverse Effect of Superovulation Treatment on Maturation, Function and Ultrastructural Integrity of Murine Oocytes

    Regular monitoring on experimental animal management found the fluctuation of ART outcome, which showed a necessity to explore whether superovulation treatment is responsible for such unexpected outcome. This study was subsequently conducted to examine whether superovulation treatment can preserve ultrastructural integrity and developmental competence of oocytes following oocyte activation and embryo culture. A randomized study using mouse model was designed and in vitro development (experime ...


Mol. Cells 2017; 40(10): 697~804
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Cross-talk between Phosphate Starvation and Other Environmental Stress Signaling Pathways in Plants
Dongwon Baek, Hyun Jin Chun, Dae-Jin Yun, and Min Chul Kim
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Current Understanding of RANK Signaling in Osteoclast Differentiation and Maturation
Jin Hee Park, Na Kyung Lee, and Soo Young Lee
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Analysis of Genes with Alternatively Spliced Transcripts in the Leaf, Root, Panicle and Seed of Rice Using a Long Oligomer Microarray and RNA-Seq
Songhwa Chae, Joung Sug Kim, Kyong Mi Jun, Sang-Bok Lee, Myung Soon Kim, Baek Hie Nahm, and Yeon-Ki Kim
Mol. Cells 2017; 40(10): 714-730  https://doi.org/10.14348/molcells.2017.2297 PDF PubMed PubReader Supplementary File(s) Google Scholar Search
Deciphering the Genes for Taste Receptors for Fructose in Drosophila
Shun Uchizono, Taichi Q. Itoh, Haein Kim, Naoki Hamada, Jae Young Kwon, and Teiichi Tanimura
Mol. Cells 2017; 40(10): 731-736  https://doi.org/10.14348/molcells.2017.0016 PDF PubMed PubReader Supplementary File(s) Google Scholar Search
GSK-J4-Mediated Transcriptomic Alterations in Differentiating Embryoid Bodies
Chanchal Mandal, Sun Hwa Kim, Sung Chul Kang, Jin Choul Chai, Young Seek Lee, Kyoung Hwa Jung, and Young Gyu Chai
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The Inactivation of ERK1/2, p38 and NF-kB Is Involved in the Down-Regulation of Osteoclastogenesis and Function by A2B Adenosine Receptor Stimulation
Bo Hyun Kim, Ju Hee Oh, and Na Kyung Lee
Mol. Cells 2017; 40(10): 752-760  https://doi.org/10.14348/molcells.2017.0098 PDF PubMed PubReader Supplementary File(s) Google Scholar Search
The Candidate Tumor Suppressor Gene SLC8A2 Inhibits Invasion, Angiogenesis and Growth of Glioblastoma
Mingqi Qu, Ju Yu, Hongyuan Liu, Ying Ren, Chunxiao Ma, Xingyao Bu, and Qing Lan
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Rice 7-Hydroxymethyl Chlorophyll a Reductase Is Involved in the Promotion of Chlorophyll Degradation and Modulates Cell Death Signaling
Weilan Piao, Su-Hyun Han, Yasuhito Sakuraba, and Nam-Chon Paek
Mol. Cells 2017; 40(10): 773-786  https://doi.org/10.14348/molcells.2017.0127 PDF PubMed PubReader Supplementary File(s) Google Scholar Search
Ionotropic Receptor 76b Is Required for Gustatory Aversion to Excessive Na+ in Drosophila
Min Jung Lee, Ha Yeon Sung, HyunJi Jo, Hyung-Wook Kim, Min Sung Choi, Jae Young Kwon, and KyeongJin Kang
Mol. Cells 2017; 40(10): 787-795  https://doi.org/10.14348/molcells.2017.0160 PDF PubMed PubReader Google Scholar Search
Identification and Expression Analyses of Equine Endogenous Retroviruses in Horses
Jeong-An Gim, and Heui-Soo Kim
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31 October 2017
Volume 40,
Number 10,
pp. 697~804
dRAGging Amino Acid-mTORC1 Signaling by SH3BP4
Young-Mi Kim, and Do-Hyung Kim*
Received September 19, 2012; Accepted December 4, 2012.
Olfactory Carbon Dioxide Detection by Insects and Other Animals
Walton Jones
Received January 30, 2013; Accepted February 2, 2013.
Broad Activity against Porcine Bacterial Pathogens Displayed by Two Insect Antimicrobial Peptides Moricin and Cecropin B
Han Hu, Chunmei Wang, Xiaozhen Guo, Wentao Li, Yang Wang, and Qigai He
Received May 4, 2012; Accepted November 20, 2012.
A MAP Kinase Pathway Is Implicated in the Pseudohyphal Induction by Hydrogen Peroxide in Candica albicans
Kavitha Srinivasa, Jihyun Kim, Subog Yee, Wankee Kim*, and Wonja Choi*
Activation of Rice nicotianamine synthase 2 (OsNAS2) Enhances Iron Availability for Biofortification
Sichul Lee, You-Sun Kim, Un Sil Jeon, Yoon-Keun Kim, Jan K. Schjoerring, and Gynheung An*
Rhythmic Oscillation of Histone Acetylation and Methylation at the Arabidopsis Central Clock Loci
Hae-Ryong Song, and Yoo-Sun Noh*


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