Dae Yeol Lee

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A total of 1,044 school children identified with hematuria and/or proteinuria during a mass school urine screening test were referred to pediatric nephrologists at 13 hospitals in Korea. These children had isolated hematuria (IH) (60.1%), isolated proteinuria (IP) (26.4%: transient, 19.6%; orthostatic, 4.9%; persistent, 1.9%) or combined hematuria and(More)
PTEN/MMAC1 is a tumor suppressor gene that is mutated in a variety of advanced and metastatic cancers. Its major function is likely to be the phosphatase activity that regulates the phosphotidylinositol (PI)3-kinase/ Akt pathway. On the other hand, IGF system plays an important role in cell proliferation and cell survival via PI3-kinase/Akt and(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), a major regulator of endocrine actions of IGFs, is a p53-regulated potent apoptotic factor and is significantly suppressed in a variety of cancers. Recent epidemiologic studies suggest that IGFBP-3 contributes to cancer risk protection in a variety of cancers, and a polymorphic variation of IGFBP-3(More)
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and -II are potent mitogens and their mitogenic effects are modulated by IGF binding proteins (IGFBPs). In this study, we evaluated whether the enhanced expression of IGFBP-3 may increase the sensitivity of human gastric cancer cells to the anticancer drugs. We further investigated the potential mechanism for the growth(More)
We developed hexanoyl chloride-modified chitosan (Nac-6) stabilized iron oxide nanoparticles (Nac-6-IOPs) as magnetic nanoparticles for viral gene (Ad/LacZ) delivery via magnetofection. This vector, Nac-6-IOPs/Ad/LacZ, binds to K562 cells in the presence of external magnetic fields and results in enhanced expression of the transgene in those cells that do(More)
OBJECTIVE Ghrelin is a novel peptide hormone, which exerts somatotropic, orexigenic and adipogenic effects. Recent studies have shown that the preproghrelin Leu72Met polymorphism is associated with serum creatinine (Scr) concentration in type 2 diabetes; 72Met carriers exhibited lower Scr levels as compared with the 72Met non-carriers. We hypothesized that(More)
PTEN is a tumor suppressor gene that is frequently mutated or deleted in a variety of human cancers including human gastric cancer. PTEN functions primarily as a lipid phosphatase and plays a key role in the regulation of the PI3 kinase/Akt pathway, thereby modulating cell proliferation and cell survival. On the other hand, the IGF system plays an important(More)
Ghrelin is a novel gut-brain peptide that has somatotropic, orexigenic, and adipogenic effects. We examined the preproghrelin Leu72Met polymorphism in 222 obese Korean children to determine whether it is associated with obesity. The frequencies of the Leu72Met polymorphism were 29.3% in obese, 32.3% in overweight, and 32.5% in lean Korean children. No(More)
OBJECTIVE The aberrant expression of c-myb in leukemic cells suggests that c-myb may play an important role in leukemogenesis. Therefore, disrupting c-myb function might provide a strategy for controlling leukemic cell growth. Use of dominant negative mutants as a strategy for inhibiting oncogene function has attracted considerable attention. The aim of(More)
The water extract from the root bark of Cortex Mori (CM, Morus alba L.: Sangbaikpi), a mulberry tree, has been known in Chinese traditional medicine to have antiphlogistic, diuretic, and expectorant properties. In this study, the cytotoxicity of CM against tumor cells and its mechanism was examined. CM exhibited cytotoxic activity on K-562, B380 human(More)