Sung Yoon OK PhD

Sung Yoon OK PhD
Assoc ProfessorCollege of
184 Rightmire Hall 1060 Carmack Road Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:614-292-8542Fax: (614) 292-5379
  • Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics

General Research Interest

JNK signaling, polarity in glioma invasion, Alzheimer's disease

Research Description

The long-term goal of Dr. Yoon's lab is to understand how the balance between cell survival and death is maintained in the adult nervous system.  Currently, they are focusing on the role of stress kinase, JNK signaling, under pathological conditions.

Transinstitutional Work

In collaboration with Drs. M. Viapiano and C.H. Kwon, we are investigating the role of small GTPase and polarity proteins in glioma invasion. 

Current Publications

  • Kim TH, Song J, Kim SH, Parikh AK, Mo X, Palanichamy K, Kaur B, Yu J, Yoon SO, Nakano I, Kwon CHPiperlongumine treatment inactivates peroxiredoxin 4, exacerbates endoplasmic reticulum stress, and preferentially kills high-grade glioma cells.Neuro Oncol 16 1354-64 10/1/2014
  • Tian J, Tep C, Benedick A, Saidi N, Ryu JC, Kim ML, Sadasivan S, Oberdick J, Smeyne R, Zhu MX, Yoon SOP75 regulates Purkinje cell firing by modulating SK channel activity through Rac1.J Biol Chem in press 9/24/2014
  • Yoon SO, Tian J, Tep C, Zhu MXChanges in Spontaneous firing patterns of cerebellar Purkinje cells in p75 knockout mice.Cerebellum 12 300-3 6/1/2013
  • Wu J, Yoon SO, Carter BD, Lu QR, Limpert AS, Bai S, Narayan MNF-κB forms a complex with the chromatin remodeler BRG1 to regulate Schwann cell differentiation.J Neurosci 33 2388-97 2/6/2013
  • Tep C, Lim TH, Ko PO, Getahun S, Ryu JC, Goettl VM, Massa SM, Basso M, Longo FM, Yoon SOOral administration of a small molecule targeted to block proNGF binding to p75 promotes myelin sparing and functional recovery after spinal cord injury.J Neurosci 33 397-410 1/9/2013

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