The Catholic University of Korea is a private Roman Catholic institution of higher education in South Korea. It operates campuses in Seoul and in the neighboring Bucheon City. The university's medical school, considered as one of the most prestigious in South Korea, has eight affiliated hospitals in major cities of the country. The university has been consistently ranked as one of the premier universities in South Korea and has been regarded in both national and international university rankings. Wikipedia.
Catholic University of Korea | Date: 2015-06-02
The present invention relates to a method for preventing, alleviating or treating allergic diseases using capsiate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Capsiate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof according to the present invention may be used for the purpose of preventing, alleviating or treating allergic diseases.
Catholic University of Korea | Date: 2015-05-26
The present invention relates to a composition for stabilizing extracellular superoxide dismutase (EC-SOD) protein and a method for stabilizing EC-SOD protein using the composition. More particularly, the present invention relates to a composition for stabilizing EC-SOD protein comprising bovine serum albumin (BSA), human serum albumin (HSA), polyethylene glycol (PEG) or fetal bovine serum (FBS) as an effective ingredient; a method for stabilizing EC-SOD protein using the inventive composition; and a method for preparing a stabilized EC-SOD protein using the inventive composition. The present invention provides a composition for stabilizing EC-SOD protein and a method for stabilizing EC-SOD using the inventive composition in order to use EC-SOD protein for clinical or non-clinical purposes. Further, the present invention attributes to the obtainment of stabilized EC-SOD protein, leading to its applicability in various medicinal and cosmetic fields.
Catholic University of Korea | Date: 2015-05-01
Provided is a composition comprising an Epstein-Barr virus microRNA inhibitor for treating Epstein-Barr virus infection, and a method using Epstein-Barr virus microRNA for screening a therapeutic agent for treating Epstein-Barr virus infection. The provided composition enables one to induce the lytic cycle of EBV such that EBV-infected cells are destroyed by a host immune system. Therefore, the composition can be effectively used for the prevention or treatment of diseases, including various cancers, caused by EBV infection. Moreover, the provided method enables one to screen a therapeutic agent having excellent antiviral effect for treating Epstein-Barr virus infection by inducing Epstein-Barr virus lytic cycle.
Catholic University of Korea | Date: 2014-11-07
The present invention relates to a method and a kit for monitoring an immune status after transplant. The kit for monitoring an immune status after transplant and the method for monitoring an immune status of an individual after transplant as provided in the present invention make it easy and accurate to determine an immune status in the individual after transplant and thus have an effect of reducing overuse of an immunosuppressive agent prescribed after transplant and also have an effect of conveniently managing an immune status of each patient.
Catholic University of Korea | Date: 2015-02-24
The present invention is to enhance efficiency of performance test and quality control, which is designed and manufactured to simultaneously acquire the performance test using one fused phantom. It is a phantom capable of simultaneously conducting a performance test on magnetic resonance imaging and a performance test on magnetic resonance spectroscopy within a predetermined error range by grasping a degree of performance capability of a human MRI system from a comprehensive result of image conditions and image parameters, in which the test elements of an ACR-MRI phantom used as a standard MRI phantom in the prior art are relocated, and inner containers configured in layers are inserted. It is a fusion phantom capable of performing a quantitative test and analysis by changing a type and concentration of a cerebral metabolite when a variety of images and spectra are acquire. The fusion phantom for testing performance of magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the present invention can be generally used for multi-purpose performance test of magnetic resonance imaging equipment, such as correlation analysis, performance test, system management and the like in the diagnosis field, by using an optimized analysis method which can be simultaneously performed using an existing ACR-MRI phantom and an MRS phantom. The fusion phantom for testing performance of magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the present invention is a phantom which can enhance efficiency of time and reliability in testing performance of the magnetic resonance imaging equipment, adjust incorrect position accuracy and improve quality of images.