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Design and Optimization of Isothermal Gene Amplification for Generation of High-gain Oligonucleotide Products by microRNAs

Jihee Lee, Yejin Song, Jueun Han, Boram Gu*, and Eunjung Kim* 

(2024) In preparation.


Non-enzymatic Signal Amplified Cascade Circuit-based On-site Testing for Twindemic Detection

Jaewoo Lim, Jin Woo Ahn, Inhee Maeng, Jina Lee, Ryunhyung Kim, Byenggel Mun, Sunjoo Kim, Hyowon Jang, Taejoon Kang, Juyeon Jung, Seungjoo Haam, Eunjung Kim*, Seung Jae Oh*, and Eun-Kyung Lim* 

(2024) Submitted.


All-in-one Fusogenic Nanoreactor for Rapid Diagnosis and Molecular Subtyping of Breast Cancer

Chaewon Park,† Soohyung Chung, Nayoung Kim, Hye Young Son, Eun-Kyung Lim, Ryunhyung Kim, Sojeong Lee, Geunseon Park, Hyun Wook Rho, Mirae Park, Jueun Han, Yejin Song, Jihee Lee, Sung-Hoon Jun, Yong-Min Huh, Eunjung Kim*, and Seungjoo Haam* (†Co-first)

(2024) Under revision.


Dual Structure-Switching Aptamer-Mediated Signal Amplification for SARS-CoV-2 Detection

Jaewoo Lim, Jisun Ki, Sunjoo Kim, Jina Lee, Soojin Jang, Seong Uk Son, Seung Beom Seo, Taejoon Kang, Juyeon Jung, Eunjung Kim* and Eun-Kyung Lim*

Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2024), 259, 116375,      Full text


On-site Detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Utilizing G-Quardruplex Based Isothermal Exponential Amplification Reaction (GQ-EXPAR)

Seung Beom Seo, Jina Lee, Eunjung Kim, Jaewoo Lim, Soojin Jang, Seong Uk Son, Yeonwoo Jeong, Taejoon Kang, Juyeon Jung, Kyoung G. Lee, Sung-Woon Lee, Kyujung Kim*, Eun-Kyung Lim*

Talanta (2024), 275, 126073,    Full text


Amplified Fluorogenic Immunoassay for Early Diagnosis and Monitoring of Alzheimer's Disease from Tear Fluid

Sojeong Lee, Eunjung Kim, Chae-Eun Moon, Chaewon Park, Jong-Woo Lim, Minseok Baek, Moo-Kwang Shin, Jisun Ki, Hanna Cho*, Yong Woo Ji*, and Seungjoo Haam*

Nature Communications (2023), 14, 1, 8153,  Full text


Membrane Rigidity-Tunable Fusogenic Nanosensor for High Throughput Detection of Fusion-Competent Influenza A Virus

Chaewon Park, Eunjung Kim, Geunseon Park, Byoung Choul Kim, Srivithya Vellampatti, Jong-Woo Lim, Sojeong Lee, Soohyun Chung, Sung-Hoon Jun, Sangyoon Lee, Sajid Ali, Minjoo Yeom, Daesub Song*, Seungjoo Haam* (†Co-first)

Advanced Functional Materials (2023), 33, 2214603,   Full text

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Rapid Visible Detection of African Swine Fever Virus Using Hybridization Chain Reaction-Sensitized Magnetic Nanoclusters and Affinity Chromatography

Hyo Lee, Sojeong Lee, Chaewon Park, Minjoo Yeom, Jong-Woo Lim, Thi Thu Hang Vu, Eunjung Kim*, Daesub Song*, Seungjoo Haam* (†Co-first)

Small (2023), 19, 2207117,    Full text



A Highly Specific and Flexible Detection Assay Using Collaborated Actions of DNA-Processing Enzymes for Identifying Multiple Gene Expression Signatures in Breast Cancer

Dain Kim, Jiyoung Lee, Jueun Han, Jaewoo Lim, Eun-Kyung Lim*, Eunjung Kim*

Analyst (2023), 148, 316-327,    Full text


Target-Responsive Template Structure Switching-Mediated Exponential Rolling Circle Amplification for the Direct and Sensitive Detection of MicroRNA

Dain Kim, Jiyoung Lee, Sangwoo Park, Juhyeon Park, Myung-Ji Seo, Won Jong Rhee, Eunjung Kim*

Biochip Journal (2022), 16, 422-432,    Full text


Suppression of Inflammatory Responses in Macrophages by Onion-Derived Extracellular Vesicles

Su Jin Kang, Si Eun Kim, Myung-Ji Seo, Eunjung Kim, Won Jong Rhee*

Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (2022), 115, 287-292,    Full text


Flap Endonuclease 1-assisted Universal Viral Nucleic Acid Sensing System Using Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering

Joowon Park, Jinyoung Kim, Chaewon Park, Jong-Woo Lim, Minjoo Yeom, Daesub Song, Eunjung Kim*, Seungjoo Haam*

Analyst (2022), 147, 5028-5037,   Full text


Genomic and Physiological Analysis of C50 Carotenoid-Producing Novel Halorubrum ruber sp. nov.

Chi Young Hwang, Eui-Sang Cho, Won Jong Rhee, Eunjung Kim, Myung-Ji Seo*

Journal of Microbiology (2022), 60, 1007-1020,    Full text


Magnetic Nanochain-Based Smart Drug Delivery System with Remote Tunable Drug Release by a Magnetic Field

Byunghoon Kang, Moo-Kwang Shin, Seungmin Han, Ilyoung Oh, Eunjung Kim, Joseph Park, Hye Young Son, Taejoon Kang, Juyeon Jung, Yong-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*, Eun-Kyung Lim*

Biochip Journal (2022), 16, 280-290,      Full text


Isothermal Amplification-Mediated Lateral Flow Biosensors for In Vitro Diagnosis of Gastric Cancer-Related MicroRNAs

Seung Beom Seo, Jin-Seong Hwang, Eunjung Kim, Kyujung Kim, Seokbeom Roh, Gyudo Lee, Jaewoo Lim, Byunghoon Kang, Soojin Jang, Seong Uk Son, Taejoon Kang, Juyeon Jung, Jang-Seong Kim, Keun-Hur, Tae-Su Han*, Eun-Kyung Lim*

Talanta (2022), 246, 123502,    Full text


Simultaneous Dual-Targeted Monitoring of Breast Cancer Circulating miRNA via Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Jinyoung Kim, Joowon Park, Jisun Ki, Hyun Wook Rho, Yong-Min Huh, Eunjung Kim, Hye Young Son*, Seungjoo Haam*

Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2022), 207, 114143    Full text


Kinetic Stability Modulation of Polymeric Nanoparticles for Enhanced Detection of Influenza Virus via Penetration of Viral Fusion Peptides

Chaewon Park, Jong-Woo Lim, Geunseon Kim, Hyun-Ouk Kim, Sojeong Lee, Yuri Kwon, Seong-Eun Kim, Minjoo Yeom, Woonsung Na, Daesub Song, Eunjung Kim*, Seungjoo Haam*

Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2021), 9, 47, 9658-9669,    Full text

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Tuning DNA-Nanoparticle Conjugate Properties Allows Modulation of Nuclease Activity

Jeff C. Hsiao, Tomas Buryska, Eunjung Kim, Philip D. Howes*, Andrew J. deMello*

Nanoscale (2021), 13, 9, 4956-4970, doi: 10.1039/d0nr08668a.     Full text


Tumor-Targeting Cholesterol-Decorated DNA Nanoflowers for Intracellular Ratiometric Aptasensing

Nayoung Kim, Eunjung Kim, Hyemin Kim, Michael R. Thomas, Adrian Najer, Molly M. Stevens*

Advanced Materials (2021), 33, 11, 2007738,    Full text


Advanced Nanomaterials for Preparedness Against (Re-)Emerging Viral Diseases

Eunjung Kim†, Eun-Kyung Lim†, Geunseon Park†, Chaewon Park†, Jong-Woo Lim, Hyo Lee, Woonsung Na, Minjoo Yeom, Jinyoung Kim, Daesub Song*, Seungjoo Haam* (†Co-first)

Advanced Materials (2021), 33, 47, 2005927,    Full text

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Rolling Circle Transcription-Amplified Hierarchically Structured Organic-Inorganic Hybrid RNA Flowers for Enzyme Immobilization

Ye Wang†, Eunjung Kim†, Yiyang Lin, Nayoung Kim, Worrapong Kit-Anan, Sahana Gopal, Shweta Agarwal, Philip D. Howes, Molly M. Stevens* (†Co-first)

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2019), 11, 26, 22932-22940,    Full text


Bioinspired Fabrication of DNA–Inorganic Hybrid Composites Using Synthetic DNA

Eunjung Kim, Shweta Agawal, Nayoung Kim, Fredrik Sydow Hage, Vincent Leonardo, Amy Gelmi, Molly M. Stevens*

ACS Nano (2019), 13, 3, 2888-2900,    Full text 


Detection of MicroRNA Biomarkers via Inhibition of DNA-Mediated Liposome Fusion

Coline Jumeaux†, Eunjung Kim†, Philip D. Howes, Hyemin Kim, Rona Chandrawati, Molly M. Stevens* (†Co-first)

Nanoscale Advances (2019), 1, 2, 532-536,    Full text

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Duplex-Specific Nuclease-Amplified Detection of MicroRNA Using Compact Quantum Dot–DNA Conjugates

Ye Wang, Philip D. Howes, Eunjung Kim, Christopher D. Spicer, Michael R. Thomas, Yiyang Lin, Spencer W. Crowder, Issac J. Pence, Molly M. Stevens*

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2018), 10, 34, 28290-28300,    Full text


Convenient Monitoring System of Intracellular MicroRNA Expression During Adipogenesis via Mechanical Stimulus-Induced Exocytosis of Lipovesicular miRNA Beacon

Seungmin Han, Byunghoon Kang, Eunji Jang, Jisun Ki, Eunjung Kim, Mun-Young Jeong, Yong-Min Huh, Hye-Young Son*, Seungjoo Haam*

Advanced Healthcare Materials (2018), 7, 5, 1701019,    Full text


MicroRNA Detection by DNA-Mediated Liposome Fusion

Coline Jumeaux, Olov Wahlsten, Stephan Block, Eunjung Kim, Rona Chandrawati, Philip D. Howes, Fredrik Höök*, Molly M. Stevens*

ChemBioChem (2018), 19, 5, 434-438,    Full text

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One-Pot Synthesis of Multiple Protein-Encapsulated DNA Flowers and Their Application in Intracellular Protein Delivery

Eunjung Kim, Limor Zwi-Dantsis, Natalie Reznikov, Catherine S. Hansel, Shweta Agarwal, Molly M. Stevens*

Advanced Materials (2017), 29, 26, 1701086,    Full text

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Multi-Amplified Sensing of MicroRNA by a Small DNA Fragment-Driven Enzymatic Cascade 

Eunjung Kim, Philip D. Howes, Spencer W. Crowder, Molly M. Stevens*

ACS Sensors (2017), 2, 1, 111-118,    Full text

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Nanovesicle-Mediated Systemic Delivery of MicroRNA-34a for CD44 Overexpressing Gastric Cancer Stem Cell Therapy

Eunji Jang†, Eunjung Kim†, Hye-Young Son, Eun-Kyung Lim, Hwunjae Lee, Yuna Choi, Kwangyeol Park, Seungmin Han, Jin-Suck Suh, Young-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam* (†Co-first)

Biomaterials (2016), 105, 12-24,    Full text


Imidazolized Magnetic Nanovectors with Endosome Disrupting Moieties for the Intracellular Delivery and Imaging of siRNA

Eunjung Kim, Hwunjae Lee, Yonghee An, Eunji Jang, Eun-Kyung Lim, Byunghoon Kang, Jin-Suck Suh, Young-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2014), 2, 48, 8566-8575,    Full text


Magnetic Nanoclusters Engineered by Polymer-Controlled Self-Assembly for the Accurate Diagnosis of Atherosclerotic Plaques via Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Myeong-Hoon Kim, Bongjune Kim, Eun-Kyung Lim, Yuna Choi, Jihye Choi, Eunjung Kim, Eunji Jang, Hyo Seon Park, Jin-Suck Suh, Young-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

Macromolecular Bioscience (2014), 14, 7, 943-952,    Full text


Chitosan-Based Intelligent Theragnosis Nanocomposites Enable pH-Sensitive Drug Release with MR-Guided Imaging for Cancer Therapy

Eun-Kyung Lim, Warayuth Sajomsang, Yuna Choi, Eunji Jang, Hwunjae Lee, Byunghoon Kang, Eunjung Kim, Seungjoo Haam, Jin-Suck Suh, Sang Jeon Chung*, Young-Min Huh*

Nanoscale Research Letters (2013), 8, 467,    Full text


Galactosylated Manganese Ferrite Nanoparticles for Targeted MR Imaging of Asialoglycoprotein Receptor

Seung-Hyun Yang, Dan Heo, Eujene Lee, Eunjung Kim, Eun-Kyung Lim, Young Han Lee, Seungjoo Haam, Jin-Suck Suh,  Young-Min Huh, Jaemoon Yang, Sahng Wook Park*

Nanotechnology (2013), 24, 47, 475103,    Full text


π-Hyaluronan Nanocarriers for CD44-Targeted pH-Boosted Aromatic Drug Delivery

Eunji Jang, Eun-Kyung Lim, Yuna Choi, Eunjung Kim, Hyun-Ouk Kim, Dong-Joo Kim, Jin-Suck Suh, Yong-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2013), 1, 41, 5686-5693,    Full text


A Biodegradable Polymersome Containing Bcl-xL siRNA and Doxorubicin as a Dual Delivery Vehicle for a Synergistic Anticancer Effect

Hyun-Ouk Kim, Eunjung Kim, Yonghee An, Jihye Choi, Eun Bi Choi, Aastha Kukreja, Myeong-Hoon Kim, Byunghoon Kang, Dong-Joo Kim, Jin-Suck Suh, Yong-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

Macromolecular Bioscience (2013), 13, 6, 745-754,    Full text



Hyaluronic Acid Receptor-Targetable Imidazolized Nanovectors for Induction of Gastric Cancer Cell Death by RNA Interference

Eunjung Kim, Jaemoon Yang, Hyun-Ouk Kim, Yonghee An, Eun-Kyung Lim, Gyudo Lee, Taeyun Kwon, Jae-Ho Cheong, Jin-Suck Suh, Yong-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

Biomaterials (2013), 34, 17, 4327-4338,     Full text


CD44-Specific Supramolecular Hydrogels for Fluorescence Molecular Imaging of Stem-Like Gastric Cancer Cells

Jungmin Park, Minhee Ku, Eunjung Kim, Yeonji Park, Yoochan Hong, Seungjoo Haam, Jae-Ho Cheong, Eun Sung Park, Jin-Suck Suh, Yong-Min Huh*, Jaemoon Yang*

Integrative Biology (2013), 5, 4, 669-672,    Full text


Magnetic Nanocomplexes and The Physiological Challenges Associated with Their Use for Cancer Imaging and Therapy

Eunjung Kim, Kwangyeol Lee, Yong-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2012), 1, 6, 729-739,    Full text


Effect of Ligand Structure on MnO Nanoparticles for Enhanced T1 Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Inflammatory Macrophages

Joseph Park, Doyeon Bang, Eunjung Kim, Jaemoon Yang, Eun-Kyung Lim, Jihye Choi, Byunghoon Kang, Jin-Suck Suh, Hyo Seon Park, Yong-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (2012), 2012, 36, 5960-5965,    Full text


Consecutive Targetable Smart Nanoprobe for Molecular Recognition of Cytoplasmic MicroRNA in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Eunjung Kim, Jaemoon Yang, Joseph Park, Soonhag Kim, Nam Hee Kim, Jong In Yook, Jin-Suck Suh, Seungjoo Haam*, Yong-Min Huh*

ACS Nano (2012), 6, 10, 8525-8535,    Full text


N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Attenuates Cholesterol Gallstones by Suppressing Mucin Production with a High Cholesterol Diet in Mice

Ja Kyung Kim, Soo Min Cho, So Hee Kang, Eunjung Kim, Hee Yi, Eun Sun Yun, Dong Goo Lee, Hee Jung Cho, Yong Han Paik, Yang Kyu Choi, Seungjoo Haam, Ho Chul Shin, Dong Ki Lee*

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2012), 27, 11, 1745-1751,    Full text


Anchored Proteinase-Targetable Optomagnetic Nanoprobes for Molecular Imaging of Invasive Cancer Cells

Joseph Park, Jaemoon Yang, Eun-Kyung Lim, Eunjung Kim, Jihye Choi, Joo Kyung Ryu, Nam Hee Kim, Jin-Suck Suh, Jong In Yook, Yong-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2012), 51, 4, 945-948,     Full text


Sensitive Angiogenesis Imaging of Orthotopic Bladder Tumors in Mice Using a Selective Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agent Containing VEGF121/rGel

Eun-Jin Cho, Jaemoon Yang, Khalid A. Mohamedali, Eun-Kyung Lim, Eunjung Kim, Carol J. Farhangfar, Jin-Suck Suh, Seungjoo Haam, Michael G. Rosenblum, Yong-Min Huh*

Investigative Radiology (2011), 46, 7, 441-449,    Full text


Specific Near-IR Absorption Imaging of Glioblastomas Using Integrin-Targeting Gold Nanorods

Jihye Choi, Jaemoon Yang, Joseph Park, Eunjung Kim, Jin-Suck Suh, Yong-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

Advanced Functional Materials (2011), 21, 6, 1082-1088,    Full text


Convertible Organic Nanoparticles for Near-Infrared Photothermal Ablation of Cancer Cells

Jaemoon Yang, Jihye Choi, Doyeon Bang, Eunjung Kim, Eun-Kyung Lim, Huiyul Park, Jin-Suck Suh, Kwangyeol Lee, Kyung-Hwa Yoo, Eun-Kyung Kim, Yong-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2011), 50, 2, 441-444,    Full text


Thiolated Dextran-Coated Gold Nanorods for Photothermal Ablation of Inflammatory Macrophages

Rayun Choi, Jaemoon Yang, Jihye Choi, Eun-Kyung Lim, Eunjung Kim, Jin-Suck Suh, Yong-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

Langmuir (2010), 26, 22, 17520-17527,    Full text


Prostate Cancer Cell Death Produced by the Co-Delivery of Bcl-xL shRNA and Doxorubicin Using an Aptamer-Conjugated Polyplex

Eunjung Kim, Yukyung Jung, Hyangtae Choi, Jaemoon Yang, Jin-Suck Suh, Yong-Min Huh, Kunhong Kim*, Seungjoo Haam*

Biomaterials (2010), 31, 16, 4592-4599,    Full text


Synthesis of Gold Nanorod-Embedded Polymeric Nanoparticles by a Nanoprecipitation Method for Use as Photothermal Agents

Eunjung Kim, Jaemoon Yang, Jihye Choi, Jin-Suck Suh, Yong-Min Huh*, Seungjoo Haam*

Nanotechnology (2009), 20, 36, 365602,​    Full text

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