Eu Chang Hwang

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Serotonin turnover has been investigated in regional brain areas of rats made thiamine deficient by pyrithiamine (PT). Following intracisternal injection of [14C]5-hydroxytryptamine ([14C]5-HT), a marked increase in the accumulation of [14C]5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid ([14C]5-HIAA) was found in the medulla-pons, hypothalamus and cerebral cortex. [14C]5-HT(More)
p-methoxyphenlethylamine (p-MPEA) induces the "serotonin syndrome" in mice which consists of lateral head weaving, Straub tail, hindlimb abduction, tremor, hyperactivity, reciprocal fore-paw treading, salivation and piloerection. These p-MPEA-induced behavioral signs were partially prevented by pretreatment with serotonin (5HT) uptake blockers (fluoxetine,(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that the presence of an ongoing systemic inflammatory response is associated with poor prognosis in patients with advanced cancers. We evaluated the relationships between clinical status, laboratory factors and progression free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) in patients with recurrent or metastatic gastric(More)
The aquaporin (AQP) families of water channels are intrinsic membrane proteins that facilitate selective water and small solute movement across the plasma membrane. The purposes of this study were to determine the expression and localization of AQPs in benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. Prostatic tissue was collected from patients with benign(More)
Class III β-tubulin (TUBB3) is a prognostic marker in various tumors, but the role of TUBB3 in advanced gastric cancer is not clearly defined. We analyzed the significance of TUBB3 expression, along with that of excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) in recurrent and metastatic gastric cancer patients receiving taxane-based first-line(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of nocturia on health-related quality of life and sleep in men. METHODS From January 2008 to December 2008, 284 patients with lower urinary tract symptoms were selected for this study. The participants completed a series of questionnaires on health-related quality of life (the overactive bladder questionnaire, or OAB-q), the(More)
AIMS Recent studies have showed that interstitial cells (ICs) are widely distributed in the genitourinary tract and have suggested their involvement in spontaneous electrical activity and muscle contraction. Nitric oxide (NO) is thought to play a role in bladder overactivity related with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). The purposes of this study were to(More)
PURPOSE The precise etiology and classification of nocturia in women is not enough. We evaluated age related changes and classified the type of nocturia by age in women. METHODS We included 118 women 20 years or older with nocturia at least one time during night time. Subjects were divided into three groups by the age: group 1, under 40 years; group 2, 40(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated men with documented chronic prostatitis and elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) to determine whether treatment with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs can lower serum PSA and the cancer detection rate in patients with post-treatment PSA <4 ng/ml. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-six men who presented with serum PSA greater(More)