Minkyung Kim, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Minkyung Kim

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  • University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, Ph.D. Physiology & Cell Biology, 2006
  • KonKuk University, M.S. Zoology, 1998
  • KonKuk University, B.S. Biology, 1995


1.     Lee H, Kim M, Kim N, McFarlan T, Pfaff SL, Mastick GS, Song M-R. Repulsive activity governed by Islet transcription factors motor neuron somata within the neural tube.  Exp Neurol.2015, 269, 17-27.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25843547 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014488615001004
2.     Kim M, Fontelonga T, Roesener AP, Lee H, Gurung S, Mendonca PR, Mastick GS.  Motor neuron cell bodies are actively positioned by Slit/Robo repulsion and Netrin/DCC attraction. Dev Biol. 2015, 399:68-79http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25530182
3.     Moreno-Bravo JA, Martinez-Lopez JE,  Madrigal MP, Kim MMastick GS, Lopez-Bendito G, Martinez S,  Puelles E. Developmental guidance of the retroflex tract at its bending point involves Robo1-Slit2-mediated floor plate repulsion. Brain Struct Funct. 2014, DOI10.1007/s00429-014-0932-4  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25366972
4.     Kim M*, Farmer WT*, Bjorke B, McMahon SA, Fabre PJ, Charron F, Mastick GS. Pioneer midbrain longitudinal axons navigate using a balance of Netrin attraction and Slit repulsion. Neural Dev. 2014, 9: 17.
5.     Wu J, Bao J*, Kim M*, Yuan S*, Tang C*, Zheng H, Mastick GS, Xu C, Yan W.  Two miRNA clusters, miR-34b/c and miR-449, are essential for normal brain development, motile ciliogenesis, and spermatogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2014, 111(28): E2851-2857. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24982181
6.     García-Peña C, Kim M, Frade D, Ávila D, Mastick GS, Tellez E, Tamariz E, and Varela-Echavarría A.  Ascending Midbrain Dopaminergic Axons Require Descending GAD65 Axon Fascicles for Normal Pathfinding. Front Neuroanat. 2014, 8: 43. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24926237
7.     Kim M, Roesener AP, Mendonca PRF, Mastick GS. Robo1 and Robo2 have distinct roles in pioneer longitudinal axon guidance, Dev Biol. 2011, 358(1): 181-188.
8.  Kim M, Hennig GW, Park K, Han IS, Smith TK, Koh SD, Perrino BA. Modulation of murine gastric antrum smooth muscle STOC activity and excitability by phospholamban. J Physiol. 2008, 586:4977-4991. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18755751
9.  Kim M, Hennig GW, Smith TK, Perrino BA. Phospholamban knockout increases CaM kinase II activity and intracellular Ca2+ wave activity and alters contractile responses of murine gastric antrum. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2008, 294: C432-441. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18045856
10.    Kim M, Perrino BA.   CaM kinase II activation and phospholamban phosphorylation by SNP in murine gastric antrum smooth muscles. Am J Physiol Gastrointestinal Liver Physiol. 2007, 292: G1045-1054.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17185633
11. Kim, M. Han, I.S. Koh, S.D. and Perrino, B.A. Roles of CaM kinase II and PLB in SNP-induced relaxation of murine gastric fundus smooth muscle.  Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2006, 291:C337-347.
12. Kim, M. Cho, S.Y. Han, I.S. Koh, S.D. and Perrino, B.A. CaM kinase II and phospholamban contribute to caffeine-induced relaxation of murine gastric fundus smooth muscle. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2005, 288:C1202-1210.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15659716
13. Leem, J.W. Hwang, J.H. Hwang, S.J. Park, H.S. Kim, M.K. and Choi, Y. The role of peripheral N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in Freund's complete adjuvant induced mechanical hyperalgesia in rats. Neuroscience Letters. 2001, 297:155-158.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11137751
14. Kim, M.K. Choi, Y. Kong, H.S. Leem, J.W. Yang, H.C. Chung, S.J. Hwang, S.J. and Hwang, J.H. Effect of Substance P antagonist, [D-Arg, D-Phe, D-Trp, Leu]- Substance P on the mechanical hyperalgesia of inflammation induced by Freund's complete adjuvant in rat paw. Korean J. Anesthesiol. 2000, 38(1):158-163.
15. Hwang, J.H. Kim, M.K. Lee, J.C. Choi, Y. Hwang, S.J. and Lee, J.W. The role of spinal NO on the mechanical allodynia in the inflammation model by Freund's complete adjuvant. Korean J. Anesthesiol. 2000, 38(6):1068-1074.  http://www.komci.org/GSResult.php?RID=1011KJAE%2F2000.38.6.1068&DT=6
16. Kim, M.K. Choi, Y. Kong, H.S. Leem, J.W. Chung, S.J. and Lee, C. Effect of L-NAME on the mechanical hyperalgesia after the development of inflammation by Freund's complete adjuvant in rat paw. J. Korean Pain Society. 1999, 12(2):171-176. http://www.koreamed.org/SearchBasic.php?RID=2047KJP/1999.12.2.171&DT=1
      * indicates the authors contributed equally