Doo Hwa Hong

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Polysaccharide was purified from mycelial culture of Phellinus linteus (PL) and its effect on immunocompetence of normal splenocytes was observed. Overall in vitro immune function was enhanced by addition of PL into culture of mouse spleen lymphocyte and i.p. injection into mouse, while beta-glucans and other polysaccharides only raised the level of T(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic bowel resection is an alternative to open surgery for patients with Crohn's disease requiring surgical resection. The present report describes a seven-year experience with the laparoscopic treatment of Crohn's disease compared with the open technique in a tertiary Canadian centre. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 61(More)
PURPOSE To compare the outcome after laparoscopic versus open resection for colorectal adenocarcinoma. METHODS A retrospective cohort analysis of all patients undergoing elective resection for colorectal adenocarcinoma between November 1992 and June 1999 at a university-affiliated hospital. These included 219 open (mean age, 68.3 years) and 98(More)
Cytotoxicities of four urushiols, congeners isolated from the sap of Korean lacquer tree (Rhus vernicifera Stokes), to 29 human cancer cell lines originated from 9 organs were evaluated. Their values of 50% growth inhibition were below 4 microg/ml, and showed cell line specific cytotoxicity. The present result is the first report on the cytotoxicity of(More)
2'-Hydroxycinnamaldehyde (HCA) was isolated from Cinnamomum cassia Blume (Lauraceae) and 2'-benzoyloxycinnamaldehyde (BCA) was prepared by the reaction of HCA and benzoyl chloride. HCA and BCA strongly inhibited in vitro growth of 29 kinds of human cancer cells and in vivo growth of SW-620 human tumor xenograft without the loss of body weight in nude mice.(More)
It is generally known that a well-designed excitation produces high quality signals in hidden Markov model (HMM)-based speech synthesis systems. This paper proposes a novel techniques for generating excitation based on the waveform interpolation (WI). For modeling WI parameters, we implemented statistical method like principal component analysis (PCA). The(More)
The accurate measurement of radial expansive force is crucial for optimal design and implantation of self expandable esophageal metal stents. In the present study, a new method of measurement under experimental conditions simulating actual stent implantation has been developed. This method offers precise and reproducible measurements and can be applied to a(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Heller myotomy with partial fundoplication is the gold standard treatment for achalasia. Laparoscopic limited Heller myotomy (LLHM) with no anti-reflux procedure is another possible option. METHODS A review of prospectively collected data was performed on patients who underwent LLHM from January 1998 to December 2012. Evaluation(More)
The relevance of MDR-1 gene expression to the multidrug resistance phenotype was investigated. Drug-resistant cells, KB-V1 and MCF7/ADR, constantly expressed mRNA of the MDR-1 gene and were more resistant to vinblastine and adriamycin than drug-sensitive cells, KB-3-1 and MCF7. The drug efflux rate of KB-V1 was the same as KB-3-1 although the MDR-1 gene was(More)
Two series of combretoxazolones including 3,4-diaryloxazolones (6) and 4,5-diaryloxazolones (7) were synthesized and evaluated for cytotoxicity and antitumor activity. Both series showed strong cytotoxicities against a variety of tumor cell lines. Compound 6g exhibited a significant antitumor activity in BDF1 mice bearing B16 murine melanoma cells with(More)