Dong Sun Kim

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The hyperexcitability and ectopic spontaneous discharge (ESD) of primary sensory neurons may be important for the generation or maintenance of neuropathic pain. To investigate the relationship between the electrical abnormalities of injured neurons and voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channel gene expression, the expression of the Kv channel alpha genes in the(More)
Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in plants, which is due to failure to produce functional pollen, is a maternally inherited trait. Specific nuclear genes that sup-press CMS, termed fertility restorer (Rf) genes, have been identified in several plants. In this study, Rf-linked molecular markers in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) were detected by bulked segregant(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of robotic thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer has not yet been assessed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the technical feasibility and completeness of robotic thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). METHODS We analyzed 75 patients with PTC who underwent robotic thyroidectomy from October 2008 to August 2010 using a(More)
Injury to peripheral nerves causes a neuropathic pain which is difficult to relieve, but the underlying mechanism remains largely unknown. In previous studies we reported that voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channel alpha genes are downregulated in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) following chronic constriction of the sciatic nerve [Kim et al. (2002)], suggesting(More)
Breast cancer specimens from 600 women were assayed for estrogen receptors (ER) using an immunocytochemical assay (ICA) employing the monoclonal antiestrophilin antibody H222 Sp gamma. Results showed significant correlation with biochemical ER determinations as well as with tumor grade and menopausal status. In 449 cases, results of progesterone receptor(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. The epigenetic inactivation of certain genes by aberrant promoter methylation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of lung cancer. In addition, DNA hypermethylation is an extremely promising cancer marker. Cadherins are cell adhesion molecules that modulate the epithelial(More)
BACKGROUND The FAS and FASL system play an important role in regulating extrinsic apoptotic pathway and inappropriate regulation of this signaling pathway contributes to lung tumorigenesis. Polymorphisms in the promoter region of the FAS (-1377G>A and -670A>G) and FASL (-844C>T) have been shown to alter the transcriptional activities of these genes. In(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide and is usually associated with late diagnosis and poor prognosis. Tumor-acquired methylation of the promoter CpG islands (CGIs) is an important mechanism for silencing tumor suppressor genes. The checkpoint kinase 2 (CHK2) is a tumor suppressor that plays a crucial role in regulating cell-cycle(More)
Lung cancer remains a global health problem with a high mortality rate. CpG island methylation is a common aberration frequently associated with gene silencing in multiple tumor types, emerging as a highly promising biomarker. The transmembrane protein with a single EGF-like and two follistatin domains (TMEFF2) is epigenetically silenced in numerous tumor(More)
The tumor suppressor gene Ras association domain family 1A (RASSF1A) is highly methylated in a wide range of human sporadic tumors. The current study investigated the hypermethylation of RASSF1A, the expression of RASSF1A protein, and the correlation between these and the clinicopathological features of gallbladder (GB) cancer in Korean patients.(More)