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OBJECTIVE The study examined the association between hair manganese level and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Korean children. METHODS Forty clinic-referred children with ADHD and 43 normal control children participated in this study. The participants were 6-15 years old and were mainly from the urban area of Seoul, Korea.(More)
Based on the interhemispheric inhibition model of unilateral visuospatial neglect (USN) after stroke, the effects of dual-mode transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the parietal cortices were assessed in a double-blind random-order cross-over experiment. Ten chronic right hemispheric stroke patients (4 men; mean age: 62.6 years) with USN were(More)
Previous studies have reported that dietary silicon (Si) intake is positively associated with bone health including bone mineral density. Although the amount of Si intake is high among trace elements in humans, how dietary Si affects bone formation at the cellular level is not well addressed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of Si in(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 was recently found to exhibit two remarkable physiological responses to oxidative stress: (1) a strong reduction in the efficiency of oxygen transfer from the gas phase into the liquid phase, thus causing oxygen limitation in the culture and (2) formation of a clear polysaccharide capsule on the cell surface. In this work, it has(More)
The expression of the transcriptional regulatory protein LasR, a main component of the quorum-sensing (QS) system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, was recently found to be sensitive to several environmental factors in addition to its dependency on cell density. However, the inherent effects of the different factors have seldom been separately demonstrated due to(More)
Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons express mRNAs for numerous two-pore domain K(+) (K(2P)) channels and G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR). Recent studies have shown that TRESK is a major background K(+) channel in DRG neurons. Here, we demonstrate the pharmacological properties of TRESK, including GPCR agonist-induced effects on DRG neurons. TRESK mRNA was(More)
Multiple cellular signaling pathways that control metabolism and survival are activated when cell are incubated under hypoxic conditions. Activation of the hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1 promotes expression of genes that increase the capacity to cope with the stress imposed by a reduced oxygen environment. Here we show that the orphan nuclear receptor(More)
Amino acid sequence variations have possible influences on the allergenicity of allergens and may be important factors in allergen standardization. This study was undertaken to investigate the sequence polymorphisms of group 1 and 2 allergens from Korean isolates of the house dust mites Dermatophagoides farinae and D. pteronyssinus. cDNA sequences encoding(More)