Young-Cheul Kim

Young-Cheul Kim
206B Chenoweth


B.S., Keimyung University; M.S., Korea University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Postdoctoral: Pharmacology & Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Obesity, Diabetes, Adipocyte, Metabolism, Bioactive, Phytochemicals

Research Description: 

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.

Key Publications: 

SH Jo, KS Ha, KS Moon, SC Kim, JG Kim, CG Oh, Y-C Kim, E Apostolidis, YI Kwon (2013). Molecular weight-dependent Glucose-lowering effect of Chitosan Oligosaccharide (GO2KA1) on postprandial blood glucose in SD rat dodel. Int. J. Molecular Sciences.14, 14214-14224.

Cho K, Kim YO, Andrade JE, Burgess JR, Kim Y-C. Dietary naringenin increases hepatic peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor a (PPARa) protein expression and decreases plasma triglyceride and adiposity in rats. European Journal of Nutrition. 50(2):81-88, 2011

Lee OH, Kwon Y-I, Apostolidis M, Shetty K, and Kim Y-C. Rhodiola-induced inhibition of adipogenesis involves antioxidant enzyme response associated with pentose phosphate pathway. Phytotherapy Research. 25(1):106-115, 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 PPARg transcriptional activity. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.Vol.21, 841-847, 2010

Lee, OH, Lee, BY, Lee, J, Lee, HB, Son, JY, Park, CS, Shetty, K, and Kim, Y-C.  Assessment of Phenolics-Enriched Extract and Fractions of Olive Leaves and Their Antioxidant Activities. Bioresources Technology, 100:6107-6113, 2009.