Dae Hyun Lim

Learn More
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of extracellular proteases that are responsible for the degradation of the extracellular matrix during tissue remodeling. We have used a mouse model of allergen-induced airway remodeling to determine whether MMP-9 plays a role in airway remodeling. MMP-9-deficient and wild-type (WT) mice were repetitively(More)
BACKGROUND The in vivo skin prick test (SPT) or in vitro detection of allergen specific IgE in serum is commonly used for the diagnosis of allergic disease. In this study, we evaluated the usefulness of a new multiple allergen simultaneous test (MAST) immunoblot assay, Polycheck Allergy (Biocheck GmbH, Germany). METHODS A total of 100 patients with(More)
PURPOSE Aeroallergens are important causative factors of allergic diseases. Previous studies on aeroallergen sensitization rates investigated patients groups that had visited pediatric allergy clinics. In contrast, we investigated sensitization rates in a general population group of elementary school to teenage students in Incheon, Jeju, and Ulsan. (More)
It is known that early childhood wheezing associated with sensitization to allergens, including food, has an increased risk of developing asthma later during school age. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is well known to be associated with asthma. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is an association between silent GER and food(More)
In this study, we have examined the role of phosphoinositide 3 kinase gamma (PI3Kgamma), a class Ib PI3K, in contributing to airway remodeling utilizing PI3Kgamma-deficient mice exposed to chronic allergen challenge. Wild-type (WT) mice sensitized to ovalbumin (OVA) and chronically challenged with OVA for 1 mo developed significantly increased levels of(More)
RATIONALE Beginning in 2006, epidemics of a fatal lung injury of unknown cause in children were observed in Korea every spring. A recent study demonstrated that this type of children's interstitial lung disease (chILD) is associated with humidifier disinfectant use. OBJECTIVES To determine the clinical characteristics of this type of chILD and to assess(More)
Methods The subjects were 12,469 school students (6,440 girls and 6,029 boys) in 5 areas (Incheon city, Busan city, Gwangju city, Kyoungki-do, Choongchungbook-do) from 2011 to 2014. Allergic rhinitis have diagnosed with positive ‘current symptoms and sign for allergic rhinitis’ on Korean ISAAC questionnaire and 1 more than proven allergen by skin prick(More)
PURPOSE A high level of air pollutants can increase the number of patients with allergy-related diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR). To analyze the association between air pollution and allergic disease, we investigated 2 areas in Korea: Incheon, an industrial area, and Jeju, a non-industrialized area. METHODS Second grade students at(More)
BACKGROUND Sialic acid-binding Ig-like lectin-F (Siglec-F) in mice and its functional paralog Siglec-8 in humans are transmembrane receptors that play a role in the apoptosis of eosinophils. We aimed to evaluate the therapeutic potential of anti-Siglec-F antibodies in a murine model of allergic rhinitis. METHODS Twenty-eight BALB/c mice were used. In(More)
PURPOSE Korean children have their own unique lifestyle based on their living environment and culture. This study aimed to develop a questionnaire to evaluate the quality of life in Korean children with allergic rhinitis. METHODS After a preliminary survey, an initial questionnaire was developed. Questions were modified to be easily understood by young(More)