Soo Jin Oh

Chungbuk National University, Chinsen, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) via metabolic activation by drug-metabolizing enzymes, especially cytochrome P450 (CYP), is a major cause of drug failure and drug withdrawal. In this study, an in vitro model using HepG2 cells in combination with human liver microsomes was developed for prediction of DILI. The cytotoxicity of cyclophosphamide, a model drug for bioactivation, was augmented in HepG2 cells cultured with microsomes in a manner dependent on exposure time, microsomal protein concentration, and NADPH. Experiments using pan- or isoform-selective CYP inhibitors showed that CYP2B6 and CYP3A4 are responsible for bioactivation of cyclophosphamide. In a metabolite identification study employing LC-ESI-QTrap and LC-ESI-QTOF, cyclophosphamide metabolites including phosphoramide mustard, a toxic metabolite, were detected in HepG2 cells cultured with microsomes, but not without microsomes. The cytotoxic effects of acetaminophen and diclofenac were also potentiated by microsomes. The potentiation of acetaminophen cytotoxicity was dependent on CYP-dependent metabolism, and the augmentation of diclofenac cytotoxicity was not mediated by either CYP- or UDP-glucuronosyltransferase-dependent metabolism. The cytotoxic effects of leflunomide, nefazodone, and bakuchiol were attenuated by microsomes. The detoxication of leflunomide by microsomes was attributed to mainly CYP3A4-dependent metabolism. The protective effect of microsomes against nefazodone cytotoxicity was dependent on both CYP-mediated metabolism and nonspecific protein binding. Nonspecific protein binding but not CYP-dependent metabolism played a critical role in the attenuation of bakuchiol cytotoxicity. The present study suggests that HepG2 cells cultured with human liver microsomes can be a reliable model in which to predict DILI via bioactivation by drug metabolizing enzymes.
    Chemical Research in Toxicology 04/2015; DOI:10.1021/tx500504n · 4.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Nuclear receptor humanized mice models have been developed to predict regulation of drug metabolizing enzyme by xenobiotics. However, limited information is available concerning xenobiotic-induced regulation of drug metabolizing enzymes in multiple nuclear receptor humanized mice. The present study investigated the hepatic regulation of cytochrome P450s (CYPs) and UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) in the pregnane X receptor (PXR) and the constitutive androstane receptor double humanized mice treated with rifampicin (RIF; 10mg/kg) for 4 days. RIF increased hepatic microsomal protein and total CYP contents, and CYP reductase activity in the humanized mice, but not in normal mice. Moreover, hepatic induction of Cyp2b10, Cyp2c, and Cyp3a11 were observed only in the RIF-treated humanized mice, suggesting that the humanized mice are sensitive to RIF with respect to the regulation of the hepatic CYP system. Hepatic UGT activities using estradiol, serotonin, and mefenamic acid, but not chenodeoxycholic acid as substrates, increased in the RIF-treated humanized mice, and the glucuronidation activities of estradiol and chenodeoxycholic acid increased in RIF-treated normal mice. These results raise the possibility that a PXR-independent mechanism may be involved in hepatic regulation of UGTs by RIF. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
    Toxicology Letters 03/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.toxlet.2015.03.015 · 3.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Recently, we identified a novel strategy for anticancer chemotherapy by restoring runt-related transcription factor 3 (RUNX3) levels via lactam-based histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors that stabilize RUNX3. Described here are the synthesis, biological evaluation, and pharmacokinetic evaluation of new synthetic small molecules based on pyridone-based HDAC inhibitors that specifically stabilize RUNX3 by acetylation and regulate its function. Many of the newly synthesized compounds showed favorable RUNX activities, HDAC inhibitory activities, and inhibitory activities on the growth of human cancer cell lines. Notably, one of these new derivatives, (E)-N-hydroxy-3-(2-oxo-1-(quinolin-2-ylmethyl)-1,2-dihydropyridin-3-yl)acrylamide (4l), significantly restored RUNX3 in a dose-dependent manner and showed high metabolic stability, a good pharmacokinetic profile with high oral bioavailability and long half-life, and strong antitumor activity. This study suggests that pyridone-based analogues modulate RUNX3 activity through epigenetic regulation as well as strong transcriptional and post-translational regulation of RUNX3, and could be potential clinical candidates as orally available RUNX3 modulators for the treatment of cancer.
    Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 03/2015; 58(8). DOI:10.1021/acs.jmedchem.5b00062 · 5.48 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We investigated to compare species differences in amitriptyline (AMI) metabolism among mouse, rat, dog, and human liver microsomes. We developed a method for simultaneous determination of metabolic stability and metabolite profiling using predictive multiple reaction monitoring information-dependent acquisition-enhanced product ion (MRM-IDA-EPI) scanning. In the cofactor-dependent microsomal metabolism study, AMI was metabolized more rapidly in rat and human liver microsomes incubated with NADPH than UDPGA. AMI incubated with NADPH+UDPGA in rat, dog, or mouse liver microsomes disappeared rapidly with a half-life of 3.5, 8.4, or 9.2min, respectively, but slowly in human liver microsomes with a half-life of 96min. In total, 9, 10, 11, and 6 putative metabolites of AMI were detected in mouse, rat, dog, and human liver microsomes, respectively, based on mass spectrometric analyses. Kinetic analysis of metabolites in liver microsomes from each species over 120min showed common metabolic routes of AMI, such as N-demethylation, hydroxylation, and glucuronidation, and subtle interspecies differences in AMI metabolism. The main metabolic routes in mouse, rat, dog, and human liver microsomes were hydroxylation followed by glucuronide conjugation, methyl hydroxylation, and N-demethylation, respectively. The MRM-IDA-EPI method can provide quantitative and qualitative information about metabolic stability and metabolite profiling simultaneously. Moreover, time course analysis of metabolites can not only eliminate false identification of metabolites, but also provide a rationale for proposed metabolic pathways. The MRM-IDA-EPI method combined with time course analysis of metabolites is useful for investigating drug metabolism at the early drug discovery stage. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
    Chemico-Biological Interactions 01/2015; 129. DOI:10.1016/j.cbi.2015.01.024 · 2.98 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: meso-Dihydroguaiaretic acid (MDGA) is a major component of Myristica fragrans and Machilus thunbergii that is traditionally used as a spice and for medicinal purposes. Despite reports of various biological activities exerted by MDGA, there is no information regarding its metabolic properties. The purpose of this study was to determine the metabolic stability and cytochrome P450 (CYP) inhibitory potential of MDGA, using pooled human liver microsomes (HLMs) to characterize its metabolic properties. In addition, pharmacokinetic analysis was performed in mice treated intravenously (5 mg/kg) or orally (20 mg/kg) with MDGA for comparison with our in vitro results. The half-life of MDGA in HLMs and mouse liver microsomes incubated with NADPH, UDPGA or NADPH plus UDPGA was 25.41 and 22.74, 0.39 and 0.20 or 0.28 and 0.22 min, respectively. In our pharmacokinetic study, MDGA rapidly declined in plasma and had low bioavailability, which was attributable to extensive metabolism by UDP-glucuronosyltransferases and CYPs. Among CYP isoforms, CYP2E1 activity was selectively inhibited by MDGA through a competitive inhibitory mode, with an inhibitory constant (Ki) value of 13.1 µM. These results suggest that MDGA can be used as a selective CYP2E1 inhibitor in vitro, which warrants evaluation of the pharmacological significance of MDGA-induced CYP2E1 inhibition. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
    Food and Chemical Toxicology 12/2014; 76. DOI:10.1016/j.fct.2014.12.007 · 2.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In the present study, we investigated the combinatorial effects of betaine supplementation and boxthorn (Lycium chinense Mill.) leaf on high-fat diet (HFD)-induced body weight/body fat increase, plasma lipid profile and liver damage. Suboptimal dosage of hot water extract of boxthorn leaf (Lycium chinense water extract, LWE) exerted partial inhibitory effect on body weight/body fat increase in HFD-fed mice. Betaine supplementation potentiated the effect of LWE showing a significant inhibition against HFD-induced increase in body weight/body fat. However, both LWE alone and LWE plus betaine had no effect on plasma cholesterols, including total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in HFD-fed mice. In contrast, HFD-induced increases in plasma and liver triglycerides were partially suppressed by LWE treatment and this was potentiated by betaine supplementation. In addition, both LWE alone and LWE plus betaine significantly suppressed HFD-induced glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase and glutamic-pyruvic transaminase. Collectively, our results suggest that the combination of boxthorn leaf and betaine might be beneficial for the management of obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Practical ApplicationsFor a long time, a combination of various substances was used to treat diseases effectively in traditional Chinese medicine. In the present study, we demonstrated that the supplementation of betaine synergizes with boxthorn leaf for improvement of high-fat diet-induced body weight/body fat increase and plasma/liver triglycerides accumulation. The results presented in this report suggest that the combination of boxthorn leaf and betaine might be beneficial for the treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders.
    Journal of Food Biochemistry 12/2014; 38(6). DOI:10.1111/jfbc.12099 · 0.85 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In the present study, we investigated the effect of agelasine D (AD) on osteoclastogenesis. Treatment of bone marrow macrophages (BMMs) with receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL) resulted in a differentiation of BMMs into osteoclasts as evidenced by generation of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP)-positive, multinucleated cells and formation of pits in calcium phosphate-coated plates. However, RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis was significantly suppressed by AD treatment. We also confirmed the increased mRNA and protein expression of osteoclastic markers, such as TRAP, cathepsin K and matrix metalloproteinase-9, during RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation and this was down-regulated by AD treatment. Moreover, AD treatment significantly suppressed RANKL-induced mRNA expression of DC-STAMP and OC-STAMP and cell fusion of TRAP-positive mononuclear osteoclast precursors. In addition, AD suppressed RANKL-induced expression of transcription factors, c-Fos and nuclear factor of activated T cells c1 (NFATc1), which are important transcription factors involved in differentiation of BMMs into osteoclasts. Furthermore, RANKL-induced phosphorylation of extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK) and activation of NF-κB were also inhibited by AD treatment. Collectively, these results suggest that AD inhibits RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis by down-regulation of multiple signaling pathways involving c-Fos, NFATc1, NF-κB and ERK. Our results also suggest that AD might be a potential therapeutic agent for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
    Marine Drugs 11/2014; 12(11):5643-56. DOI:10.3390/md12115643 · 3.51 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Inflammation is a key regulatory process in cancer development. Prolonged exposure of breast tumor cells to inflammatory cytokines leads to epithelial-mesenchymal transition, which is the principal mechanism involved in metastasis and tumor invasion. Interleukin (IL)-1β is a major inflammatory cytokine in a variety of tumors. To date, the regulatory mechanism of IL-1β-induced cell migration and invasion has not been fully elucidated. Here, we investigated the effect of zerumbone (ZER) on IL-1β-induced cell migration and invasion in breast cancer cells. The levels of IL-8 and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-3 mRNA were analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction. The levels of secreted IL-8 and MMP-3 protein were analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and western blot analysis, respectively. Cell invasion and migration was detected by Boyden chamber assay. The levels of IL-8 and MMP-3 expression were significantly increased by IL-1β treatment in Hs578T and MDA-MB231 cells. On the other hand, IL-1β-induced IL-8 and MMP-3 expression was decreased by ZER. Finally, IL-1β-induced cell migration and invasion were decreased by ZER in Hs578T and MDA-MB231 cells. ZER suppresses IL-1β-induced cell migration and invasion by inhibiting IL-8 expression and MMP-3 expression in TNBC cells. ZER could be a promising therapeutic drug for treatment of triple-negative breast cancer patients. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Phytotherapy Research 11/2014; 28(11). DOI:10.1002/ptr.5178 · 2.40 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although various in vitro assays have been developed to evaluate the cytochrome P450 (CYP)-inducing potential of drug candidates, there is a continuing need for the development of a reliable model in drug discovery. The objective of the present study was to compare CYP induction by chemicals in HepG2 cells with Huh7, NKNT-3, and reverted NKNT-3 cells. HepG2 cells showed more similarity to human liver than the other cell lines in comparisons of the expression of cellular proteins. In evaluation of basal CYP activity, Huh7 cells exhibited the highest CYP1A2 and CYP3A4 activity, and HepG2 cells showed the highest CYP2B6 activity. The inducibility of CYP1A2, CYP2B6, and CYP3A4 by prototypical inducers was determined using enzyme assay, immunoblot analysis, and real-time PCR. Among the cells tested, HepG2 cells were highly responsive to CYP inducers, such as 3-methylcholanthrene for CYP1A2 and phenobarbital for CYP2B6 and CYP3A4. Moreover, HepG2 cells were responsive to various CYP1A2, CYP2B6, and CYP3A4 inducers as determined using fluorogenic and LC-MS/MS substrates. Thus, HepG2 cells may be comparable to human hepatocytes for the evaluation of CYP induction or slightly less sensitive. These results suggest HepG2 cells as a cell-based model in screening for CYP inducers in drug discovery.
    Archives of Pharmacal Research 10/2014; DOI:10.1007/s12272-014-0502-6 · 1.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: GABA is the major inhibitory transmitter in the brain and is released not only from a subset of neurons but also from glia. Although neuronal GABA is well-known to be synthesized by glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), the source of glial GABA is unknown. After estimating the concentration of GABA in Bergmann glia to be around 5–10 mM by immunogold electron microscopy, we demonstrate that GABA production in glia requires MAOB, a key enzyme in the putrescine degradation pathway. In cultured cerebellar glia, both Ca2+-induced and tonic GABA release is significantly reduced by both gene-silencing of MAOB and the MAOB inhibitor selegiline. In the cerebellum and striatum of adult mice, general gene-silencing, knock out of MAOB or selegiline treatment resulted in elimination of tonic GABA currents recorded from granule neurons and medium spiny neurons. Glial specific rescue of MAOB resulted in complete rescue of tonic GABA currents. Our results identify MAOB as a key synthesizing enzyme of glial GABA, which is released via Bestrophin 1 (Best1) channel to mediate tonic inhibition in the brain.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
    The Journal of Physiology 09/2014; 592(22). DOI:10.1113/jphysiol.2014.278754 · 4.54 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: 1. The herb–drug interaction potential of Hwang-Ryun-Hae-Dok-Tang (HR) extracts mediated by cytochrome P450 (CYP) inhibition was determined using human liver microsomes. 2. HR strongly inhibited CYP1A2 and moderately inhibited CYP2C19, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4 (testosterone) but not CYP2A6, CYP2B6, CYP2C8, CYP2C9, and CYP3A4 (midazolam). 3. The enzyme kinetic results suggest that CYP1A2 inhibition is competitively reversible (Ki, 13.4 ± 1.8 μg/ml), and CYP2D6 inhibition is quasi-irreversible (KI, 0.234 ± 0.138 μg/ml; kinact, 0.067 ± 0.006 min−1). 4. Fermentation using Lactobacillus acidophilus attenuated the HR-induced inhibition of CYP2D6, but not the other isoforms. 5. Neither CYP1A2 nor CYP3A4 was markedly inhibited by berberine, palmatine, and geniposide—major components in HR—and CYP2D6 was inhibited by berberine (IC50, 13.8 μg/ml) in a metabolism-dependent manner. 6. The results suggest the possibility of HR–drug interaction through inhibition of CYP—particularly CYP2D6—which may be attenuated by fermentation using L. acidophilus.
    Xenobiotica 08/2014; DOI:10.3109/00498254.2014.953624 · 2.10 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Effects of aging on hepatic expression and activity of cytochrome P450 (CYP) isoforms were investigated in male mice aged 2, 6, 18, and 30 months. Microsomal protein, total CYP, cytochrome b5 and NADPH-dependent cytochrome P450 reductase contents in liver were fully expressed in young (2-month-old) mice. Neither Cyp1a1 nor Cyp2c was detected in any aged mice. And Cyp1a2 was maximally expressed at 2 months and decreased with age. Hepatic levels of Cyp2b10 and Cyp3a11 were decreased in 30-month-old mice. Hepatic Cyp2e1 levels were constantly maintained from 2-month to 30-month old mice. Hepatic activities of ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase and methoxyresorufin-O-demethylase were gradually decreased after 6 months. The 30-month-old mice exhibited the lowest activity of midazolam 1'-hydroxylase. Pentoxyresorufin-O-depenthylase activity was decreased in 30-month-old mice, but not statistically significant. There were no significant differences in hepatic activities of chlorzoxazone 6-hydroxylase and midazolam 4-hydroxylase. The present study shows that increasing age, especially 30-month-old mice, leads to decrease in expression and activity of hepatic CYP isoforms, suggesting that aging mice exhibit poor hepatic drug-metabolizing capacity.
    Archives of Pharmacal Research 07/2014; DOI:10.1007/s12272-014-0452-z · 1.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Numerous posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction techniques have evolved and have revealed satisfactory outcomes; however, the optimal operative method for PCL reconstruction remains controversial.
    The American Journal of Sports Medicine 06/2014; 42(8). DOI:10.1177/0363546514536680 · 4.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although cytochrome P450 inhibition is the major drug-drug interaction (DDI) mechanism in clinical pharmacotherapy, DDI of a number of well-established drugs have not been investigated. Rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol combination therapy inhibits clearance of theophylline in patients with tuberculosis. We determined the inhibitory effects of ethambutol on the activities of nine CYP isoforms including CYP1A2, 2A6, 2B6, 2C8, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, 2E1 and 3A4 in pooled human liver microsomes (HLM). As measured by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry, ethambutol exhibited strong inhibitory potential against CYP1A2 and CYP2E1, moderate against CYP2C19 and CYP2D6 and weak against CYP2A6, CYP2C9 and CYP3A4, based on the IC50 values. The Ki value of ethambutol for CYP1A2 was 1.4μM and for CYP2E1 was 2.9μM. Inhibition of CYP1A2 and CYP2E1 was not increased by preincubation with ethambutol and β-nicotinamideadenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH), suggesting that the ethambutol-induced CYP inhibition may not be metabolism-dependent. Kinetic analysis showed that the inhibition of CYP1A2 and CYP2E1 by ethambutol was best fit to a competitive inhibition model. Formation of 1-methylxanthene and 1,3-dimethyluric acid from theophylline in HLM were decreased to 47% and 36%, respectively, by 3.0μM ethambutol, which is comparable its IC50 value against CYP1A2. Considering its maximal plasma concentrations of ∼10μM and long half-life of ∼22h, our findings raise the possibility that ethambutol causes significant DDIs in clinical situations with drugs with narrow therapeutic index, such as theophylline, in clinical situations.
    Toxicology Letters 06/2014; 229(1). DOI:10.1016/j.toxlet.2014.06.006 · 3.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to characterize the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of 4-O-methylhonokiol in rats. The absorption and disposition of 4-O-methylhonokiol were investigated in male Sprague-Dawley rats following a single intravenous (2 mg/kg) or oral (10 mg/kg) dose. Its metabolism was studied in vitro using rat liver microsomes and cytosol. 4-O-Methylhonokiol exhibited a high systemic plasma clearance and a large volume of distribution. The oral dose gave a peak plasma concentration of 24.1±3.3 ng/mL at 2.9±1.9 h and a low estimated bioavailability. 4-O-Methylhonokiol was rapidly metabolized and converted at least in part to honokiol in a concentration-dependent manner by cytochrome P450 in rat liver microsomes, predicting a high systemic clearance consistent with the pharmacokinetic results. It was also shown to be metabolized by glucuronidation and sulfation in rat liver microsomes and cytosol, respectively. 4-O-Methylhonokiol showed a moderate permeability with no apparent vectorial transport across Caco-2 cells, suggesting that intestinal permeation process is not likely to limit its oral absorption. Taken together, these results suggest that the rapid hepatic metabolism of 4-O-methylhonokiol could be the major reason for its high systemic clearance and low oral bioavailability. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Phytotherapy Research 04/2014; 28(4). DOI:10.1002/ptr.5033 · 2.40 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we investigated the hepatoprotective effects of aged black garlic (ABG) in rodent models of liver injury. ABG inhibited carbon tetrachloride-induced elevation of aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT), which are markers of hepatocellular damage, in SD rats. D-galactosamineinduced hepatocellular damage was also suppressed by ABG treatment. However, ABG does not affect the elevation of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), a marker of hepatobilliary damage, in rats treated with carbon tetrachloride or D-galactosamine. We also examined the effect of ABG on high-fat diet (HFD)-induced fatty liver and subsequent liver damage. ABG had no significant effect on body weight increase and plasma lipid profile in HFD-fed mice. However, HFD-induced increase in AST and ALT, but not ALP, was significantly suppressed by ABG treatment. These results demonstrate that ABG has hepatoprotective effects and suggest that ABG supplementation might be a good adjuvant therapy for the management of liver injury.
    03/2014; 30(1):49-54. DOI:10.5487/TR.2014.30.1.049
  • Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin 01/2014; 37(4):707. DOI:10.1248/bpb.b13-e3704 · 1.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: With the goal of developing soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibitors with novel chemical structures, the sEH inhibitory activities of 30 natural compounds were evaluated using both a fluorescent substrate, 3-phenyl-cyano(6-methoxy-2-naphthalenyl)methyl ester- 2-oxiraneacetic acid, and a physiological substrate, 14,15-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid. To evaluate the selectivity of sEH inhibition, the inhibition of microsomal epoxide hydrolase (mEH), which plays a critical role in detoxification of toxic epoxides, was determined using human liver microsomes. Honokiol and β-amyrin acetate, isolated from Magnolia officinalis and Acer mandshuricum, respectively, displayed strong inhibition of sEH activity, with respective IC50 values of 0.57 μM and 3.4 μM determined using the fluorescent substrate, and 1.7 μM and 6.1 μM determined using 14,15-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid. mEH activity was decreased to 49% or 61% of control activity by 25 μM honokiol or β-amyrin acetate, respectively. These results suggest that β-amyrin acetate and honokiol exhibit sEH inhibitory activity, although their sEH selectivity should be improved.
    Food and chemical toxicology: an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association 12/2013; 64. DOI:10.1016/j.fct.2013.11.042 · 2.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Diabetes mellitus and its complications have been attributed in part to oxidative stress, against which antioxidant enzymes constitute a major protective mechanism. The present study was performed to investigate the effects of early stage type 2 diabetes in the absence of obesity and liver damage on hepatic antioxidant enzyme expression and oxidative stress using 9-week-old Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats. Hepatic total antioxidant capacity determined by total oxygen radical scavenging capacity and lipid peroxidation determined by malondialdehyde in plasma and liver were not significantly different between normal Wistar rats and GK rats. These results indicated that oxidative stress is not evident in these type 2 diabetic rats. Hepatic expression levels of antioxidant enzymes, including superoxide dismutase-1, catalase, glutathione peroxidase and reductase, thioredoxin-1, mu- and pi-class glutathione S-transferase (GST), and the gamma-glutamylcysteine ligase catalytic subunit, were not different between normal rats and GK rats. But, hepatic level and activity of alpha-class GST were decreased and peroxiredoxin-1 level was increased in GK rats, suggesting that upregulation of peroxiredoxin-1 compensates for downregulation of alpha-class GST. These results suggest that alpha-class GST and peroxiredoxin-1 in liver can be altered during the early stages of type 2 diabetes in the absence of obesity and severe oxidative stress.
    Archives of Pharmacal Research 11/2013; 37(10). DOI:10.1007/s12272-013-0267-3 · 1.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We aimed to develop a cell culture model of type 2 diabetes by treating SK-Hep-1 cells with four free fatty acids [i.e., palmitic acid, stearic acid (SA), linoleic acid and oleic acid]. The results showed that Akt phosphorylation was increased in SK-Hep-1 cells treated with insulin in a time- and concentration-dependent manner, which was inhibited by saturated fatty acids, but not by unsaturated fatty acids. Moreover, protein levels of NADPH oxidase (NOX) 4 but not NOX2 were increased following SA treatment and, consequently, increased reactive oxygen species production and decreased cellular glutathione were observed. Apocynin, a NOX4 inhibitor, restored the SA-induced inhibition of Akt phosphorylation, suggesting the role of NOX4 in insulin resistance induced by SA. Neither phosphorylation level nor protein level of the stress signaling kinases, such as c-Jun N-terminal kinase or p38 mitogen activated protein kinase, was changed by SA treatment. Although binding immunoglobulin protein, a marker of endoplasmic reticulum stress, was transiently increased in SKHep-1 cells treated with SA, 4-phenyl butyric acid, a chemical chaperone, had no effect on the insulinmediated Akt phosphorylation inhibited by SA. The present study provides a useful model for screening anti-insulin resistance drugs and finding new drug targets for treatment of diabetes.
    Food and chemical toxicology: an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association 11/2013; 63. DOI:10.1016/j.fct.2013.10.049 · 2.61 Impact Factor

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  • 2014
    • Chungbuk National University
      • College of Pharmacy
      Chinsen, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
    • Sungkyunkwan University
      • Department of Surgery
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2009–2014
    • Inje University
      Kŭmhae, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
    • Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology KRIBB
      • • Bioevaluation Center
      • • Bio-Evaluation Center
      Anzan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • 2006–2012
    • Chungnam National University
      • College of Pharmacy
      Sŏngnam, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • 2011
    • Seoul National University of Science and Technology
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2010
    • Seoul National University
      • College of Pharmacy
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2008–2009
    • Inje University Paik Hospital
      • Department of Orthopedic Surgery
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea