Tae-Hee Kang

Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

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Publications (11)20.65 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Our previous studies have that demonstrated the overexpression of the squalene synthase gene enhances the biosynthesis of triterpene and phytosterol in Panax ginseng. The total ginsenoside contents in adventitious roots of transgenic P. ginseng were about 1.6-3-fold higher than those in the wild-type. In the present work, we have evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of two types of transgenic P. ginseng (BS and SS) and the wild-type P. ginseng (GS) in a stimulated human mast cell line 1 (HMC-1). GS, BS, and SS inhibited not only the production of interleukin 6 (IL-6), but also the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) plus calcium ionophore A23187 (PMACI)-stimulated HMC-1. Additionally, GS, BS, and SS suppressed the expression of the nuclear transcription factor κB and mitogen-activated protein kinases induced by PMACI. The anti-inflammatory effects of BS and SS were higher than that of GS. These results provide new insights into the pharmacological actions of transgenic P. ginseng as a potential molecule for use in therapy in mast cell-mediated inflammatory diseases.
    Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology 03/2011; 33(1):205-10. · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: β-Eudesmol is sesquiterpenoid alcohol which contains the rhizome of Atractylodes lancea. Although it has multiple pharmacological effects, the anti-inflammatory effect of β-eudesmol and its molecular mechanisms are poorly elucidated. In this study, we investigated the regulatory mechanism of β-eudesmol on mast cell-mediated inflammatory response. The results indicated that β-eudesmol inhibited the production and expression of interleukin (IL)-6 on phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate and calcium ionophore A23187-stimulated human mast cell (HMC). In activated HMC-1 cells, β-eudesmol suppressed activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPKs) and nuclear factor-κB. In addition, β-eudesmol suppressed the activation of caspase-1 and expression of receptor-interacting protein-2. These results provide new insights into the pharmacological actions of β-eudesmol as a potential molecule for use in therapy in mast cell-mediated inflammatory diseases.
    Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology 03/2011; 33(1):178-85. · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Atractylenolide III (1) is the major bioactive component of Atractylodes lancea. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect on the regulation of interleukin (IL)-6 secretion pathway caused by 1. This sesquiterpenoid inhibited the secretion and expression of IL-6 in phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate- and calcium ionophore A23187-stimulated human mast cells (HMC)-1. In addition, 1 inhibited histamine release in stimulated HMC-1 cells. In stimulated HMC-1 cells, 1 suppressed activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase, C-Jun-N-terminal protein kinase, and nuclear factor-κB. In addition, 1 suppressed the activation of caspase-1 and the expression of receptor interacting protein-2. These results provide new insights that atractylenolide III (1) may control immunological reactions by regulating the cellular functions of IL-6 in mast cells.
    Journal of Natural Products 02/2011; 74(2):223-7. · 3.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Pharmacological agents that are safe and can sensitize the lung cancer are urgently required. We investigated whether Atractylenolide III (ATL-III), the major component of Atractylodes rhizome can induce apoptosis of the lung carcinoma cells. ATL-III inhibited cell growth, increased lactate dehydrogenase release and modulated cell cycle on human lung carcinoma A549 cells. ALT-III induced the activation of caspase-3 and caspase-9 and cleavage of poly-(ADP)-ribose polymerase. ATL-III induced the release of cytochrome c, upregulation of bax expression, and translocation of apoptosis-inducing factor. In addition, ATL-III inhibited the proliferation and capillary tube formation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells. These data indicate that ATL-III is a potential candidate for treatment of human lung carcinoma.
    Food and chemical toxicology: an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association 02/2011; 49(2):514-9. · 2.99 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Corydalis heterocarpa is a biennial herb in South Korea, with spikes of yellow flowers. It has been used for as a folk medicine to cure travail and spasm. However, studies on this herb and its secondary metabolites have rarely been reported. In the present study, we isolated secondary metabolite libanlibanoridin from Corydalis heterocarpa. We have also examined the effect of libanoridin on the inflammatory cytokines production in phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) plus calcium ionophore, A2318 stimulated human mast cell line, HMC-1. PMA plus A23187 significantly increased interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha production compared to media control (P < 0.05). We report that treatment with libanlibanoridin can inhibit PMA plus A23187-induced IL-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-alpha production in a concentration-dependent manner with IC50 of 0.002, 1.38, 1.48, and 0.36 mug/ml, respectively. Maximal inhibition rates of IL-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-alpha production by libanlibanoridin were about 117.5%, 86.22%, 86.41%, and 90.74%, respectively. libanoridin inhibits the mRNA expression of IL-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-alpha. libanoridin also inhibits the expression of cyclooxygenase-2. These results indicate that libanlibanoridin may be helpful in regulating mast cell-mediated allergic inflammatory response.
    Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology 06/2010; 32(2):258-64. · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Ailanthus altissima swingle (ailanthic cortex, AAS) has been used as a traditional medicine for fever, bleeding, infection, and inflammation for many years in Korea. However, its mechanisms have not been examined. In the present study, we investigate the effect of AAS on the mast-cell-mediated allergic and inflammatory reaction using in vivo and in vitro models and elucidate its molecular mechanisms. AAS significantly inhibited compound 48/48-induced edema and systemic anaphylaxis. AAS significantly inhibited passive cutaneous anaphylaxis. AAS inhibited histamine release from rat peritoneal mast cells (RPMCs) in a dose-dependent manner. Moreover, AAS significantly inhibited production of inflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin (IL)-6, and IL-8 on the phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate and calcium ionophore A23187 (PMACI)-stimulated human mast cell line, HMC-1 cells. AAS inhibits the IgE or stem cell factor-induced TNF production on RPMCs. In activated HMC-1 cells, the expression level of NF-kappaB/Rel A protein increased in the nucleus, whereas the level of NF-kappaB/Rel A in the nucleus was decreased by AAS treatment. In addition, AAS inhibited the PMACI-induced IkappaBalpha degradation. In conclusion, the present results indicate that AAS has potent anti-anaphylactic and anti-inflammatory properties.
    In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal 09/2009; 46(1):72-81. · 1.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In the present study, we extracted Corydalis heterocarpa with various solvents in order to find the bioactive constituents that demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects. We isolated the active compound, Columbianetin. Anti-inflammatory effect of Columbianetin has been reported but the precise effects of Columbianetin in experimental models have remained unknown. In the present study, we investigate the effect of Columbianetin on the production of histamine, interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) by using the human mast cell line (HMC-1). Various concentrations of Columbianetin were treated before the activation of HMC-1 cells with phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) plus calcium ionophore, A23187. PMA plus A23187 significantly increased IL-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-alpha production compared with media control (p<0.05). We also show that the increased cytokines IL-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-alpha level was significantly inhibited by Columbianetin in a dose-dependent manner (p<0.05). Maximal inhibition rates of IL-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-alpha production by Columbianetin were about 102.6%, 101.1%, 95.8%, and 103.9%, respectively. Columbianetin inhibited expression of COX-2. In addition, the effect of Columbianetin was investigated on the histamine release from HMC-1 stimulated by substance P, which promotes histamine release. Columbianetin also inhibited the histamine release by substance P. In conclusion, these results indicate that Columbianetin may be helpful in regulating mast cell-mediated allergic inflammatory responses.
    Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin 06/2009; 32(6):1027-31. · 1.85 Impact Factor
  • Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine 01/2008; 8(4):440-447.
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    ABSTRACT: The citrus unshiu peel has been used traditionally as a medicine to improve bronchial and asthmatic conditions or cardiac and blood circulation in Korea, China, and Japan. Here, we report the effects of citrus unshiu peel water extract (CPWE) on the phorbol myristate acetate (PMA)+calcium ionophore A23187-induced hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha) activation and inflammatory cytokine production from the human mast cell line, HMC-1 cells. We compared CPWE with hesperidin, a common constituent of citrus unshiu. CPWE and hesperidin inhibited the PMA+A23187-induced HIF-1alpha expression and the subsequent production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). In addition, CPWE suppressed PMA+A23187-induced phosphorylation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK). We also show that the increased cytokines interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-8, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha level was significantly inhibited by treatment of CPWE or hesperidin. In the present study, we report that CPWE and hesperidin are inhibitors of HIF-1alpha and cytokines on the mast cell-mediated inflammatory responses.
    Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 12/2007; 305(1-2):153-61. · 2.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: SC-236, (4-[5-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)-1-pyrazol-1-]benzenesulfonamide; C(16)H(11)ClF(3)N(3)O(2)S) is a highly selective cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor. Recently, there have been reports that SC-236 protects against cartilage damage in addition to reducing inflammation and pain for those with osteoarthritis. However, the mechanism involved in an inflammatory allergic reaction in a murine model has not been examined. The aim of the present study is to elucidate whether and how SC-236 modulates the inflammatory allergic reaction in a murine model. In this study, the anti-allergic effect was investigated using rat peritoneal mast cells, IgE-induced passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA), and the ear-swelling model in mice. Also, we examined the inhibitory effect of SC-236 on the expression of interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha. SC-236 was found to inhibit the ear-swelling response and histamine release in the murine model. Additionally, SC-236 was revealed to inhibit the PCA response and COX-2 expression. As a final step, the inhibitory mechanism of SC-236 was shown to occur through phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK). These in vitro and in vivo results provide new insight into the pharmacological actions of SC-236 as a potential molecule for therapy for inflammatory allergic diseases.
    Life Sciences 09/2007; 81(11):863-72. · 2.56 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The most well-known medicinal plant, Panax ginseng (P. ginseng), contains various phytosterols and bioactive triterpene saponins (ginsenosides). Squalene synthase is a key regulatory enzyme for triterpene biosynthesis and overexpression of the squalene synthase confers the hyper-production of triterpene saponins to form transgenic ginseng. In this study, we have investigated whether and how transgenic P. ginseng modulates an inflammatory reaction in a stimulated human mast cell line, HMC-1. It was found that transgenic P. ginseng inhibited the production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, and the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) plus calcium ionophore A23187 (PMACI)-stimulated HMC-1. Additionally, we have shown that transgenic P. ginseng suppressed the intracellular calcium level induced by PMACI. These results provide new insights into the pharmacological actions of transgenic P. ginseng as a potential molecule for use in therapy in mast cell-mediated inflammatory diseases.
    The American Journal of Chinese Medicine 02/2007; 35(2):329-39. · 2.28 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

64 Citations
20.65 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2009–2011
    • Kyung Hee University
      • Institute of Oriental Medicine
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
    • Hoseo University
      • College of Natural Sciences
      Onyang, South Chungcheong, South Korea
  • 2007
    • Wonkwang University
      • College of Pharmacy
      Riri, North Jeolla, South Korea