Dae Hyun Baek

Learn More
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) have generated a great deal of interest in clinical applications. The reason is that they may have the plasticity needed to differentiate into multiple lineages and the ability to expand ex vivo. For the therapeutic applications of hMSCs to be of practical use, it is crucial to assess the efficacy and safety of hMSCs in(More)
Lymphangioma, a benign neoplasm of the lymphatic system, is common in children but rare in adults. Its clinical manifestations include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and a palpable mass. However, abdominal sonography or abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan can also incidentally reveal lymphangioma. A larger or symptomatic lymphangioma is treated with(More)
The embryonic stem cell test (EST) is a validated in vitro embryotoxicity test; however, as the inhibition of cardiac differentiation alone is used as a differentiation endpoint in the EST, it may not be a useful test to screen embryotoxic chemicals that affect the differentiation of noncardiac tissues. Previously, methylmercury (MeHg), cadmium and arsenic(More)
We developed a new end point of the mouse stem cell test (EST) for developmental neurotoxicity. We tested 2 developmental neurotoxicants, namely, lead (II) acetate and Aroclor 1254, using this EST. Our results showed that lead (II) acetate is nonembryotoxic, and Aroclor 1254 is weakly embryotoxic. To identify a new end point for developmental neurotoxicity,(More)
Embryonic stem cell (ESC) research gave rise to the possibility that stem cell therapy could be used in the treatment of incurable diseases such as neurodegenerative disorders. However, problems related to the tumorigenicity of undifferentiated ESCs must be resolved before such cells can be used in the application of cell replacement therapies. In the(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) have generated a great deal of interest in clinical application due to their ability to undergo multi-lineage differentiation. Recently, ex vivo genetic modification of hMSCs was attempted to increase their differentiation potential. The present study was conducted to evaluate the biodistribution and in vivo efficacy of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Microscopic colitis (MC) encompasses collagenous and lymphocytic colitis and is characterized by chronic diarrhea. In cases of MC, colonic mucosae are macroscopically normal, and diagnostic histopathological features are observed only upon microscopic examination. We designed a prospective multicenter study to determine the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Clinical manifestations of intestinal yersiniosis include enterocolitis, mesenteric adenitis, and terminal ileitis presenting with fever, right lower quadrant pain, and leukocytosis. According to a previous Korean study in 1997, Yersinia was revealed in two among 15 adult patients with mesenteric adenitis (13%). However, recent reports on(More)
The molecular mechanisms that couple growth arrest and cell differentiation were examined during adipogenesis. Here, to understand the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor (CKI) genes involved in the progression of adipogenic differentiation, we examined changes in the protein and mRNA expression levels of CKI genes in vitro. During the onset of growth arrest(More)
We developed and analyzed a new surrogate endpoint of the mouse embryonic stem cell test (EST) for developmental neurotoxicity. To determine the sensitivity, specificity, and transferability of the new endpoint, a pre-validation team from three independent laboratories optimized and standardized the protocol for neuronal differentiation of mouse embryonic(More)