Myung Sook Choi



Dr.Myung Sook Choi completed her 'doctrate from Texas Woman’s University , Dept. of Food Science & Nutrition, Texas, USA during 1982. She served as - Director, Center for Beautiful Aging during 2005-2007. She received JFSN Award for Academic Excellence, The Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition. She published more than 75 research articles.


Area of Interest

Effects of bioactive component(s) on obesity, diabetes, liver diseases, lipoprotein and cholesterol metabolism, and atherosclerosis 

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1. Su-Jung Cho, Hae-Jin Park, Un Ju Jung, Hye-Jin Kim, Byoung Seok Moon, Myung-Sook Choi, "The Beneficial Effects of Combined Grape Pomace and Omija Fruit Extracts on Hyperglycemia, Adiposity and Hepatic Steatosis in db/db Mice: A Comparison with Major Index Compounds", International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2014, 15, 17778-17789
2. Jeom-Sook Lee, Myung-Sook Choi, Kown-Il Seo, Jin Lee, Hae-In Lee, Ju-Hye Lee, Myung-Joo Kim, Mi-Kyung Lee. “Platycodi radix saponin inhibits α-glucosidase in vitro and modulates hepatic glucose-regulating enzyme activities in C57BL/KsJ-db/db mice” Archives of Pharmacal Research 37:773-782, 2014,
3. So Young Park, Eun Ji Kim, Hyun Ju Choi, Mi Ra Seon, Soon Sung Lim, Young-Hee Kang, Myung-Sook Choi, Ki Won Lee and Jung Han Yoon Park. “Anti-carcinogemic effects of non-polar components containing licochalcone A in roasted licorice root” Nutrition Research and Practive 8(3):257-266, 2014
4. Myung-Sook Choi, Ri Ryu, Yu Ri Seo, Tae-Sook Jeong, Dong-Ha Shin, Yong Bok Park, Sang Ryong Kim and Un Ju Jung. “The beneficial effect of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) leaf extracts in adults with prediabetes: a randomized placebo controlled trial” Food & Function, 2014, 5, 1621–1630
5. Eunju Leem, Jin Han Nam, Min-Tae Jeon, Won-Ho Shin, So-Yoon Won, Sang-Joon Park, Myung-Sook Choi, Byung Kwan Jin, Un Ju Jung, Sang Ryong Kim, “Naringin protects the nigrostriatal dopaminergic projection through induction of GDNF in a neurotoxin model of Parkinson's disease” Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 25:801-806, 2014
6. Jin Han Nam, Eunju Leem, Min-Tae Jeon, Young-Je Kim, Un Ju Jung, Myung-Sook Choi, Sungho Maeng, Byung Kwan Jin, Sang Ryong Kim, “Inhibition of prothrombin kringle-2-induced inflammation by minocycline protects dopaminergic neurons in the substantio nigra in vivo” NeuroReport, 2014, 25:489–495
7. Un Ju Jung, Min-Tae Jeon, Myung-Sook Choi, Sang Ryong Kim, “Silibinin Attenuates MPP+-Induced Neurotoxicity in the Substantia Nigra In vivo” 2014, May, Journal of Medicinal Food 17(5): 599-605, 2014
8. Un Ju Jung, Myung-Sook Choi, “Obesity and its metabolic complications: the relationship between obesity, inflammation, insulin resistance, lipid dysregulation, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease” International Journal of Molecular Sciences 15(4):6184-6223, 2014, April, (IF: 2.464
9. Seon-Min Jeon, Seung-A Lee, Myung-Sook Choi, “Antiobese and Vasoprotective Effects of Resveratrol In ApoE-deficient Mice”, Journal of Medicinal Food 17(3): 310-316, 2014
10. Eun Jung Kim, Seung-Won Seo, Cheol-Goo Hur, Robin A McGregor, Myung-Sook Choi “Meta-review of Protein-Protein Interactions between Validated Obesity Candidate Genes in the White Adipose Tissue of High-fat Diet Induced Obese C57BL/6J Mice” Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 54(7): 910-923
11. Rajib Mukherjee, Sang Woo Kim, Myung-Sook Choi, Jong Won Yun, “Sex-Dependent Expression of Caveolin 1 in Response to Sex Steroid Hormones Is Closely Associated with Development of Obesity in Rats” PLOS ONE 2014, March, vol 9(3): e90918
12. Young-Je Kim, Sae-Rom Yoo, Chan-Kyu Chae, Un Ju Jung, Myung-Sook Choi. Omija Fruit Extract improves Endurance and Energy Metabolism by Up-Regulating PGC-1α Expression in the Skeletal Muscle of Exercised Rats. Journal of Medicinal Food 17(1): 28-35, 2014
13. S.R. Yoo, Y.J. Kim, D.Y. Park, U.J. Jung, S.M. Jeon, Y.T. Ahn, C.S. Huh, R.A. McGregord and M.S. Choi, “Probiotics L. plantarum and L. curvatus in combination alter hepatic lipid metabolism and suppress diet-induced obesity” Obesity 21(12):2571-2578, 2013, 2013 (IF: 3.922, 12/76
14. Robin McGregor, Eun-Young Kwon, Su-kung Shin, Un-Ju Jung, Eunjung Kim, Jung Han Park, Rina Yu, Jong Won Yun, Myung Sook Choi, “Time-course microarrays reveal modulation of developmental, lipid metabolism and immune gene networks in intrascapular brown adipose tissue during the development of diet-induced obesity” International Journal of Obesity 37: 1524-1531, April 3, 2013
15. Hyo-Jin Park, Sun-Ji Park, Deog-Bon Koo, Il-Keun Kong, Min Kyu Kim, Jin-Man Kim, Myung-Sook Choi, Young-Ho Park, Sun-Uk Kim, Kyu-Tae Chang, Choon-Keun Park, Jung-Il Chae, Dong-Seok Lee. “Unfolding protein response signaling is involved in development, maintenance, and regression of the corpus luteum during the bovine estrous cycle” Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 441: 344-350, 2013 November, ISSN: 0006-291X 2013
16. Young-Je Kim, Myung-Sook Choi(공동주저자), Byung Yoon Cha, Je Tae Woo, Yong Bok Park, Sang Ryong Kim, Un Ju Jung, “Long-term supplementation of honokiol and magnolol ameliorates body fat accumulation, insulin resistance and inflammation in high-fat-fed mice” Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 57: 1988-1998 , 2013,
17. Kim, Y. J., Choi, M. S.,(공동주저자) Park, Y. B., Kim, S. R., Lee, M. K., & Jung, U. J. (2013). Garcinia Cambogia attenuates diet-induced adiposity but exacerbates hepatic collagen accumulation and inflammation. World journal of gastroenterology: WJG, 19(29), 4689.
18. Su-Jung Cho, Un Ju Jung, Hae-Jin Park, Hye-Jin Kim, Yong Bok Park, Sang Ryong Kim, Myung-Sook Choi, “Combined ethanol extract of grape pomace and omija fruit ameliorates adipogenesis, hepatic steatosis and inflammation in diet-induced obese mice” Evidenced-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013, Volume 2013, Article ID 212139, 11 pages, 2013
19. Hae-In Lee, Robin A McGregor, Myung-Sook Choi, (공동주저자) Jin Lee, Kown-Il Seo, Un-Ju Jung, Jiyoung Yeo, Myung-Joo Kim, Mi-Kyung Lee, Low doses of curcumin protect alcohol-induced liver damage by modulation of the alcohol metabolic pathway, CYP2E1 and AMPK, Life Science 93; 693-699, November 2013
20. Hyoung-Sam Heo, Eunjung Kim, Seon-Min Jeon, Eun-Young Kwon, Su-Kyung Shin, Hyojung Paik , Cheol-Goo Hur, and Myung-Sook Choi. “A Nutrigenomic Framework to Identify Time-Resolving Responses of Hepatic Genes in Diet-Induced Obese Mice Utilizing Microarray-Based Gene Expression: Gene Clustering and Interpretation of Biologically Relevant Genes for Obesity Complications” Molecules and Cells 36:25-38, July, 2013, (IF: 2.210
21. Soo Jin Kwon, So Young Park, Gyoo Tail Kwon, ki Won Lee, Young-Hee Kang, Myung-Sook Choi, Jong Won Lee, Jung Han Park, “Licochalcone E present in licorice suppresses lung metastasis in the 4T1 mammary orthotopic cancer model” Cancer Prevention Research 6(6):603-613 2013, 6.2
22. Hea-Young Oh, Su-kyung Shin, Hyoung-Sam Heo, Ji-Sook Ahn, Eun-Young Kwon, Jung Han Yoon Park, Yun-young Cho, Hae-Jin Park, Mi-Kyung Lee, Eun Jung Kim, Un-Ju Jung, Robin A McGregor, Cheol-Goo Hur and Myung-Sook Choi, “Time-dependent network analysis reveals molecular targets underlying the development of diet-induced obesity and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis” Genes and Nutrition 8(3): 301-316, 2013
23. Do-Young Park, Young-Tae Ahn, Se-Hoon Park, Chul-Sung Huh, Sae-Rom Yoo, Rina Yu, Mi-Kyung Sung, Robin A McGregor and Myung-Sook Choi “Supplementation of Lactobacillus curvatus HY7601 and KY1032 in diet-induced obese mice is associated with gut microbial changes and reduction in obesity” PLoS One 8(3): e59470, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059470, 2013
24. Qian Wu, Jin-Gyeong Cho, Dong-Sung Lee, Dae-Young Lee, Na-Young Song, Youn-Chul Kim, Kyung-Tae Lee, Hae-Gon Chung, Myung-Sook Choi, Tae-Sook Jeong, Eun-Mi Ahn, Geum-Soog Kim, Nam-In Baek, “Carbohydratederivatives from the roots of Brassicarapassp. campestris and their effects on ROS production and glutamate-induced cell death in HT-22cells” Carbohydrate Research 372:9-14, 2013
25. So Jung An, Un Ju Jung, Myung-Sook Choi, Chan Kyu Chae, Goo Taek Oh, Yong Bok Park, “Functions of monocyte Chemotactic Protein-3 in Transgenic Mice Fed a High-Fat, High-Cholesterol Diet” J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. (2013), 23(3), 405-413,