B.S., Keimyung University; M.S., Korea University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Postdoctoral: Pharmacology & Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Obesity, Diabetes, Adipocyte, Metabolism, Bioactive, Phytochemicals
Research in my lab addresses cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the metabolic functions of adipocytes in normal and pathophysiological states such as obesity and diabetes. Current studies focus on mechanisms by which nutrients and specific bioactive phytochemicals regulate adipocyte function and metabolism.
Cho K, Kim YO, Andrade JE, Burgess JR, Kim Y-C. Dietary naringenin increases hepatic peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor α (PPARα) protein expression and decreases plasma triglyceride and adiposity in rats. European Journal of Nutrition. 50(2):81-88, 2011
Cho KW, Lee OH, Banz WJ, Moustaid-Moussa N, Shay N. and Kim Y-C. Daidzein and the daidzein metabolite, equol, enhance adipocyte differentiation and PPARγ transcriptional activity. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.Vol.21, 841-847, 2010
Lee OH, Seo DH, Park CS, Kim Y-C. Puerarin enhances adipocyte differentiation, adiponectin expression, and antioxidant response in 3T3-L1 cells. Biofactors. 36(6):459-67, 2010
Davis J, Higginbotham A, O'Connor T, Moustaid-Moussa N, Tebbe A, Kim Y-C et al. Soy Protein and Isoflavones Influence Adiposity and Development of Metabolic Syndrome in the Obese Male ZDF Rat. Ann Nutr Metab. 51: 42-52, 2007.
Kim, Y-C, Ntambi, J.M., Gomez, E., and Fox, B.G. Differential Regulation of the Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase Genes by Thiazolidinediones in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes. Journal of Lipid Research. 41 (8): 1310-1316, 2000.