Dong-Young Kim

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2351 Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues (MALTs), including nasopharynx-associated lymphoid tissue (NALT) and Peyer's patches (PPs), are gateways for the uptake of inhaled and in-gested antigens from the lumen of the aerodi-gestive tract, and are considered to be the sites of induction of mucosal immune responses (Mestecky et al., 2003; Kiyono and Fukuyama,(More)
Mucosally ingested and inhaled antigens are taken up by membranous or microfold cells (M cells) in the follicle-associated epithelium of Peyer's patches or nasopharynx-associated lymphoid tissue. We established a novel M cell-specific monoclonal antibody (mAb NKM 16-2-4) as a carrier for M cell-targeted mucosal vaccine. mAb NKM 16-2-4 also reacted with the(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to investigate the efficacy and adverse effects of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) of dust mite drops to allergic rhinitis with mite allergy. The compliance and satisfaction of SLIT were also assessed. METHOD One hundred and three patients of allergic rhinitis sensitive to dust mites were treated with SLIT for 6 months or more.(More)
Allergic diseases are chronic inflammatory conditions with specific immune and inflammatory mechanisms. Scientific interest in understanding the mechanisms and discovering novel agents for the prevention and treatment of allergic disease is increasing. Streptochlorin, a small compound derived from marine actinomycete possesses anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluates offending allergens in patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) according to age that establish a minimal panel for skin prick test (SPT) allergens required to identify if a patient is sensitized. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed SPT results according to age to determine the minimum test battery panel necessary to screen at(More)
Neurospheres are potentially good tools to study olfactory neurogenesis. For this purpose, it is necessary to characterize neurospheres derived from the olfactory system. This study is aimed at identifying the regional difference of cellular composition within neurospheres derived from the adult mouse olfactory bulb, and studying whether these(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the long-term efficacy, safety, and compliance associated with sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) in Korean patients with allergic rhinitis sensitized to house dust mites. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study. A total of 164 patients who were sensitized to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides farinae and(More)
PURPOSE There is growing evidence that nasal airway remodeling occurs in allergic rhinitis (AR). Although angiogenesis is an important component of airway remodeling in asthma, its involvement in AR has been little studied. Furthermore, information regarding the role of potent angiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and(More)
OBJECTIVES The internet has become an important source of medical information and a great amount of information related to allergic rhinitis (AR) is available on the internet. However, the quality of this information is still a matter of debate. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the AR-related information on Korean websites. METHODS The key(More)
MicroRNA-206, which suppresses the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, is known to be elevated in the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. We performed intranasal biopsy of the olfactory epithelia of early dementia patients (n = 24) and cognitively healthy controls (n = 9). Patients with significant depression (n = 8) were analyzed(More)