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Aging Research Center

Aging Research Center
Identification of senile disease control factor and development of control technology
  • Identification of new aging gene and understanding the mechanism
  • Development of original technology related to aging diagnosis and control
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researchers and research statement
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Ki Sun Kwon
/ Associate Director
  • Research on signal transduction related to muscle aging
  • Research on genome, proteome network related to muscle aging
Yong-Kook Kang
/ Principal Researcher
  • Research on epigenetic mechanism of muscle aging
Sung Sup Park
/ Principal Researcher
  • Research on mechanism of muscle aging diseases
  • Development of medicine to control muscle aging
Kwon Eun Soo
/ Senior Researcher
  • Research on the aging using caenorhabditis elegant model and aging control mechanism by microorganism in intestine
Young Gyo Seo
/ Senior Researcher
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Cell Biology
Seok Ho Kim
/ Senior Researcher
  • Research on aging of muscle and immunity
Kwang-Pyo Lee
/ Researcher
  • Research on aging mechanism of muscle stem cells
  • Research on myogenesis
Yong Ryoul Yang
/ Researcher
  • Degenerative diseases of aging
Jung Sun Park
/ Principal Technician
  • Production of transgenic model animal related to aging
research areas
  • Research on signal transduction mechanism that regulates aging of cells
  • Research on the development of original technology that controls senile chronic diseases
  • Research on the function of aging gene utilizing caenorhabditis elegan and mouse model
  • Development of medicine and biologics to control aging functions
  • Analysis on the genome and proteome that show changes of expression related to aging in human muscles development of technology to restore reduced differentiation ability of muscle stem cell
  • Widespread anti-aging mechanism analysis using caenorhabditis elegans as animal model for aging
  • Development of medicine that controls aging of muscle (Patent registration and clinical research are underway)
Outstanding Papers
  • Ki Sun Kwon (Corresponding) Genes Dev. 29(15):1605-17, 2015
    • miR-431 promotes differentiation and regeneration of old skeletal muscle by targeting Smad4.
  • Ki Sun Kwon (Corresponding) J Lipid Res. 56(2):294-303, 2015
    • Nucleoredoxin promotes adipogenic differentiation through regulating Wnt/β-catenin signaling.
  • Ki Sun Kwon (Corresponding) Aging. 6(7):524-44, 2014
    • Genome-wide profiling of the microRNA-mRNA regulatory network in skeletal muscle with aging.