Publications (Selected)


Cho TH*, Lee CE*, Lee NH, Hong YR, Koo JH (2019) Small-chain fatty acid activates astrocytic odorant receptor Olfr920. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 510: 383-387.

Lee NH*, Sa M*, Hong YR, Lee CJ**, Koo JH** (2018) Fatty Acid Increases cAMP-dependent Lactate and MAO-B-dependent GABA Production in Mouse Astrocytes by Activating a GαsProtein-coupled Receptor. Exp Neurobiol. 27(5):365-376.

Kang CW, Han YE, Lee MK, Cho YH, Kang NN, Koo JH, Ku CR, Lee, EJ (2018) Olfactory marker protein regulates prolactin secretion and production by modulating Ca2+ and TRH signaling in lactotrophs.  Exp Mol Med 50(4): 15. doi: 10.1038/s12276-018-0035-z.

Kim YH*, Lee NH*, Park BB, Jae YG, Ok K, Kang NN, Hong YR, Choi S, Jeon YH, Lee EH, Byun Y**, Koo JH** (2017) Analogue of dehydroacetic acid as a selective and potent agonist of ectopic odorant receptor by a combination of hydrophilic and hydrophobic interactions. ChemMedChem 12(7):477-482.

Kim JH and Koo JH (2017) Ectopic odorant receptor: expression and function. 2017(1) TiBMB, KSBMB Webzine.

Kim H*, Kang NN*, An KH, Kim D, Koo JH**, Kim MS** (2016) MRPrimerV: A database of PCR primers for RNA virus detection. Nucleic Acids Res. 45(D1): D475-D481. 

Kim H*, Kang NN*, An KH, Koo JH**, Kim M-S** (2016) MRPrimerW: A tool for rapid design of valid high-quality primers for multiple target qPCR experiments. Nucleic Acids Res. 44(W1):W259-66.

Kim H*, Kang NN*, Chon KW, Kim S, Koo JH**, Kim MS** (2015) MRPrimer: A MapReduce-based design method for the through design of valid and ranked primers for PCR. Nucleic acids Res. 43(20):e130.

Kang NN*, Bahk YY*, Lee NH, Jae YG, Cho YH, Ku CR, Byun Y, Lee EJ, Kim MS, Koo JH (2015) Olfactory receptor Olfr544 responding to azelaic acid regulates glucagon secretion in α-cells of mouse pancreatic islets. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 460(3):616-621.

Kim S-H, Yoon YC, Lee AS, Kang NN, Koo JH, Rhyu MR, Park J-H (2015) Expression of human olfactory receptor 10J5 in heart aorta, coronary artery, and endothelial cells and its functional role in angiogenesis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 460(2):404-408.

Kang NN*, Kim H*, Jae YG*, Lee NH, Ku CR, Margolis FL, Lee EJ, Bahk YY, Kim MS**, Koo JH** (2015) Olfactory marker protein expression is an indicator of olfactory receptor-associated events in non-olfactory tissues. PLoS ONE. 10(1):e116097.

Lee NH*, Jung YS*, Lee HY, Kang NN, Park YJ, Hwang JS, Bahk YY, Koo JH**, and Bae YS** (2014) Mouse neutrophils express functional umami taste receptor T1R1/T1R3. BMB Rep. 47(11):649-654.

Koo JH** and Byun Y** (2013) Current Status of PET-Imaging Probes of β–Amyloid Plaques. Arch Pharm Res 36(10):1178-1184.

Kang NN and Koo JH (2012) Olfactory receptor in non-chemosensory tissues. BMB reports 45 (11):612-622.

Khazaei MR, Halfter H, Karimzadeh F, Koo JH, Margolis FL, Young P. (2010) Bex1 is involved in the regeneration of axons after injury. J Neurochem. 115(4):910-920.

Koo JH (2010) Bex1 participates in muscle regeneration by regulating myogenic satellite cell differentiation. Lab Anim Res. 26(2):145-151.

Kwon HJ*, Koo JH*, Zufall F, Leinders-Zufall T, Margolis FL. (2009) Ca extrusion by NCX is compromised in olfactory sensory neurons of OMP mice. PLoS ONE. 4(1):e4260.

Koo JH**, Smiley MA, Lovering RM, Margolis FL. (2007) Bex1 knockout mice show altered skeletal muscle regeneration. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 363(2):405-410.

Pyrski MM*, Koo JH*, Polumuri SK, Ruknudin AM, Margolis JW, Schulze DH, Margolis FL. (2007) Sodium/calcium exchanger expression in the mouse and rat olfactory systems. J Comp Neurol. 501(6):944-958.

Bernstein SL, Koo JH, Slater BJ, Guo Y, Margolis FL. (2006) Analysis of optic nerve stroke by retinal Bex expression. Mol Vis. 12:147-55.

Margolis FL, Koo JH. (2006) Olfactory marker protein (OMP) from PAGE band to structure and function: An overview. Wako Jyunyaku Jiho. 74:9-12.

Koo JH, Santasas M, Margolis FL. (2005) Immunolocalization of Bex protein in the mouse brain and olfactory system. J Comp Neurol. 487(1):1-14.

Koo JH, Gill S, Pannell L, Menco Ph. M, Margolis JW, Margolis FL. (2004) The interaction of Bex and OMP reveals a dimer of OMP with a short half-life. J Neurochem. 90(1):102-116.

Baldisseri DM, Margolis JW, Weber DJ, Koo JH, Margolis FL. (2002) Olfactory marker protein (OMP) exhibits a beta-clam fold in solution: implications for target peptide interaction and olfactory signal transduction. J Mol Biol 319(3):823-837.

*These authors contributed equally.

** indicates a corresponding author