Ae Kyung Park

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Rapid temperature changes within a single day may be critical for populations vulnerable to thermal stress who have difficulty adjusting themselves behaviorally and physiologically. We hypothesized that diurnal temperature range (DTR) is associated with mortality, and that this association is modified by season and socioeconomic status (SES). We evaluated(More)
Inflammation has been implicated in cancer aggressiveness. As transglutaminase 2 (TG2), which has been associated with inflammatory signaling, has been suggested to play a role in tumor behavior, we propose that TG2 may be an important linker inducing interleukin (IL)-6-mediated cancer-cell aggressiveness, including distant hematogenous metastasis. To(More)
Pediatric medulloblastoma is considered a highly heterogeneous disease and a new strategy of risk stratification to optimize therapeutic outcomes is required. We aimed to investigate a new risk-stratification approach based on expression profiles of medulloblastoma cohorts. We analyzed gene expression profiles of 30 primary medulloblastomas and detected(More)
Arctic yeast Leucosporidium sp. produces a glycosylated ice-binding protein (LeIBP) with a molecular mass of ∼25 kDa, which can lower the freezing point below the melting point once it binds to ice. LeIBP is a member of a large class of ice-binding proteins, the structures of which are unknown. Here, we report the crystal structures of non-glycosylated(More)
c-Myc dysregulation is one of the most common abnormalities found in human cancer. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are functionally intertwined with the c-Myc network as multiple miRNAs are regulated by c-Myc, while others directly suppress c-Myc expression. In this work, we identified miR-33b as a primate-specific negative regulator of c-Myc. The human miR-33b gene is(More)
The KsgA/Dim1 protein family of rRNA adenine dimethyltransferase (rAD) is well conserved throughout evolution. This protein family has been recognized to play multiple additional roles: as a mitochondrial transcription factor (mtTFB); as a yeast pre-rRNA cleavage enzyme (Dim1p); and as a chloroplast developmental protein (PFC1). Comprehensive phylogenetic(More)
Spr1814 of Streptococcus pneumoniae is a putative response regulator (RR) that has four-helix helix-turn-helix DNA-binding domain and belongs to the NarL family. The prototypical RR contains two domains, an N-terminal receiver domain linked to a variable effector domain. The receiver domain functions as a phosphorylation-activated switch and contains the(More)
Power and sample size estimation is one of the crucially important steps in planning a genetic association study to achieve the ultimate goal, identifying candidate genes for disease susceptibility, by designing the study in such a way as to maximize the success possibility and minimize the cost. Here we review the optimal two-stage genotyping designs for(More)
Division of Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Korea University, Seoul 136713, Republic of Korea, Division of Polar Biology and Ocean Sciences, Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon 406-840, Republic of Korea, University of Science and Technology (UST), Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-333, Republic of Korea, and Institute of Life Sciences and Natural(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to investigate the role of common variation in innate immunity-related genes as susceptibility factors to breast cancer risk in Korean women. METHODS Total 1536 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 203 genes were analyzed by Illumina GoldenGate assay in 209 cases and the same numbers of controls. Both SNP and(More)