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Mi-Jin Kim  (Kim MJ) 2 Articles
Metabolic Risk/Epidemiology
Effect of Low-Dose Persistent Organic Pollutants on Mitochondrial Function: Human and in Vitro Evidence
Se-A Kim, Hoyul Lee, Sung-Mi Park, Mi-Jin Kim, Yu-Mi Lee, Young-Ran Yoon, Hyun-Kyung Lee, Hyo-Bang Moon, In-Kyu Lee, Duk-Hee Lee
Diabetes Metab J. 2022;46(4):592-604.   Published online January 26, 2022
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Chronic exposure to low-dose persistent organic pollutants (POPs) can induce mitochondrial dysfunction. This study evaluated the association between serum POP concentrations and oxygen consumption rate (OCR) as a marker of mitochondrial function in humans and in vitro cells.
Serum concentrations of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were measured in 323 adults. The OCRs of platelets and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were assessed in 20 mL of fresh blood using a Seahorse XF analyzer. Additionally, the in vitro effects of Arochlor-1254, β-hexachlorocyclohexane, and p,p´-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane at concentrations of 0.1 pM to 100 nM were evaluated in human platelets, human PBMCs, and Jurkat T-cells.
The association between serum POP concentrations and OCR differed depending on the cell type. As serum OCP concentrations increased, basal platelet OCR levels decreased significantly; according to the OCP quintiles of summary measure, they were 8.6, 9.6, 8.2, 8.0, and 7.1 pmol/min/μg (P trend=0.005). Notably, the basal PBMC OCR levels decreased remarkably as the serum PCB concentration increased. PBMC OCR levels were 46.5, 34.3, 29.1, 16.5, and 13.1 pmol/min/μg according to the PCB quintiles of summary measure (P trend <0.001), and this inverse association was consistently observed in all subgroups stratified by age, sex, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hypertension, respectively. In vitro experimental studies have also demonstrated that chronic exposure to low-dose POPs could decrease OCR levels.
The findings from human and in vitro studies suggest that chronic exposure to low-dose POPs can induce mitochondrial dysfunction by impairing oxidative phosphorylation.


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  • Persistent Organic Pollutants released from decomposed adipose tissue affect mitochondrial enzyme function in the brain and eyes other than the liver
    Dongshin Yang, Eun Ko, Hwayeon Lim, Hyojin Lee, Kitae Kim, Moonsung Choi, Sooim Shin
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research.2024;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Obesity paradox can be a fact: unveiling the hidden role of adipose tissue
    Duk-Hee Lee
    European Heart Journal.2024; 45(24): 2167.     CrossRef
  • Can lipophilic pollutants in adipose tissue explain weight change‐related risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus?
    Duk‐Hee Lee, In‐Kyu Lee
    Journal of Diabetes Investigation.2023; 14(4): 528.     CrossRef
  • Mitochondrial and metabolic features of salugenesis and the healing cycle
    Robert K. Naviaux
    Mitochondrion.2023; 70: 131.     CrossRef
  • Obesity Paradox in Sepsis: Role of Adipose Tissue in Storing Mitochondrial Toxins
    Duk-Hee Lee
    Critical Care Medicine.2023; 51(8): e172.     CrossRef
  • Human Preadipocytes Differentiated under Hypoxia following PCB126 Exposure during Proliferation: Effects on Differentiation, Glucose Uptake and Adipokine Profile
    Zeinab El Amine, Jean-François Mauger, Pascal Imbeault
    Cells.2023; 12(18): 2326.     CrossRef
  • Is micronucleus assay in oral exfoliated cells a useful biomarker for biomonitoring populations exposed to pesticides? A systematic review with meta-analysis
    Ingra Tais Malacarne, Wilton Mitsunari Takeshita, Daniel Vitor de Souza, Barbara dos Anjos Rosario, Milena de Barros Viana, Ana Claudia Muniz Renno, Daisy Maria Favero Salvadori, Daniel Araki Ribeiro
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research.2022; 29(43): 64392.     CrossRef
  • Comment on: Obesity is Associated with Improved Postoperative Overall Survival, Independent of Skeletal Muscle Mass in Lung Adenocarcinoma by Lee et al.
    Duk‐Hee Lee
    Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.2022; 13(5): 2576.     CrossRef
Evogliptin, a Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitor, Attenuates Renal Fibrosis Caused by Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction in Mice
Mi-Jin Kim, Na-young Kim, Yun-A Jung, Seunghyeong Lee, Gwon-Soo Jung, Jung-Guk Kim, In-Kyu Lee, Sungwoo Lee, Yeon-Kyung Choi, Keun-Gyu Park
Diabetes Metab J. 2020;44(1):186-192.   Published online October 31, 2019
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Renal fibrosis is considered to be the final common outcome of chronic kidney disease. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors have demonstrated protective effects against diabetic kidney disease. However, the anti-fibrotic effect of evogliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor, has not been studied. Here, we report the beneficial effects of evogliptin on unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)-induced renal fibrosis in mice. Evogliptin attenuated UUO-induced renal atrophy and tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Immunohistochemistry and Western blotting demonstrated that evogliptin treatment inhibits pro-fibrotic gene expressions and extracellular matrix production. In vitro findings showed that the beneficial effects of evogliptin on renal fibrosis are mediated by inhibition of the transforming growth factor-β/Smad3 signaling pathway. The present study demonstrates that evogliptin is protective against UUO-induced renal fibrosis, suggesting that its clinical applications could extend to the treatment of kidney disease of non-diabetic origin.


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  • Targeting cluster of differentiation 26 / dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (CD26/DPP4) in organ fibrosis
    Birte Ohm, Isabelle Moneke, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr
    British Journal of Pharmacology.2023; 180(22): 2846.     CrossRef
  • Linagliptin ameliorates pulmonary fibrosis in systemic sclerosis mouse model via inhibition of endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition
    Biwei Pei, Na Zhang, Tingting Pang, Gengyun Sun
    Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.2022; 477(4): 995.     CrossRef
  • Association Between DPP4 Inhibitor Use and the Incidence of Cirrhosis, ESRD, and Some Cancers in Patients With Diabetes
    Yewon Na, Soo Wan Kim, Ie Byung Park, Soo Jung Choi, Seungyoon Nam, Jaehun Jung, Dae Ho Lee
    The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.2022; 107(11): 3022.     CrossRef
  • Evogliptin Directly Inhibits Inflammatory and Fibrotic Signaling in Isolated Liver Cells
    Hye-Young Seo, So-Hee Lee, Eugene Han, Jae Seok Hwang, Sol Han, Mi Kyung Kim, Byoung Kuk Jang
    International Journal of Molecular Sciences.2022; 23(19): 11636.     CrossRef
  • Optimization and validation of a fluorogenic dipeptidyl peptidase 4 enzymatic assay in human plasma
    Hyunyee Yoon, Su Hee Cho, Yu Rim Seo, Kyung-Sang Yu, Sung Sup Park, Moon Jung Song
    Analytical Biochemistry.2021; 612: 113952.     CrossRef
  • Use of Anti-Diabetic Agents in Non-Diabetic Kidney Disease: From Bench to Bedside
    Sungjin Chung, Gheun-Ho Kim
    Life.2021; 11(5): 389.     CrossRef
  • Targeting Dermal Fibroblast Subtypes in Antifibrotic Therapy: Surface Marker as a Cellular Identity or a Functional Entity?
    Xin Huang, Yimin Khoong, Chengyao Han, Dai Su, Hao Ma, Shuchen Gu, Qingfeng Li, Tao Zan
    Frontiers in Physiology.2021;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Efficacy and safety of evogliptin treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes: A multicentre, active‐controlled, randomized, double‐blind study with open‐label extension (the EVERGREEN study)
    Gyuri Kim, Soo Lim, Hyuk‐Sang Kwon, Ie B. Park, Kyu J. Ahn, Cheol‐Young Park, Su K. Kwon, Hye S. Kim, Seok W. Park, Sin G. Kim, Min K. Moon, Eun S. Kim, Choon H. Chung, Kang S. Park, Mikyung Kim, Dong J. Chung, Chang B. Lee, Tae H. Kim, Moon‐Kyu Lee
    Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.2020; 22(9): 1527.     CrossRef
  • Effect of Switching from Linagliptin to Teneligliptin Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors in Older Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    Eugene Han, Minyoung Lee, Yong-ho Lee, Hye Soon Kim, Byung-wan Lee, Bong-Soo Cha, Eun Seok Kang
    Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy.2020; Volume 13: 4113.     CrossRef
  • Efficacy and safety of novel dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 inhibitor evogliptin in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: A meta-analysis
    Deep Dutta, Saptarshi Bhattacharya, Aishwarya Krishnamurthy, LokeshKumar Sharma, Meha Sharma
    Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.2020; 24(5): 434.     CrossRef

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