Eun-Young Cho

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Adiponectin is associated with obesity and insulin resistance. To date, there has been no genome-wide association study (GWAS) of adiponectin levels in Asians. Here we present a GWAS of a cohort of Korean volunteers. A total of 4,001 subjects were genotyped by using a genome-wide marker panel in a two-stage design (979 subjects initially and 3,022 in a(More)
Adverse effects of atypical antipsychotics (AAP) can include obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms. Based on biological evidence of the relationship between the glutamatergic system and both OC disorder and AAP, this study aimed to determine whether DLGAP3, coding a post-synaptic scaffolding protein of glutamatergic synapses, is associated with AAP-induced OC(More)
CONTEXT Several studies have indicated that atypical antipsychotics (AAP) induce obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms. Research exploring the mechanism of this phenomenon, however, has been extremely limited. Considering the indirect evidence of genetic control and difficulties in developing animal models and performing gene expression studies, genetic(More)
BACKGROUND Shift work has been hypothesized as a risk factor for obesity. In this study, we investigated the association between current shift work and body mass index (BMI) among female nurses in Korea. The relationship between duration of shift work and BMI of the participants was also evaluated. METHODS This cross-sectional survey evaluated(More)
Th2-dominated immune responses are believed to contribute to the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD). IL-4 and IL-13 are typical pleiotropic Th2 cytokines that play a central role in IgE-dependent inflammatory reactions. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL-4 and IL-13 have been reported in patients with allergic disease from numerous countries.(More)
BACKGROUND The acute skin lesions of atopic dermatitis (AD) are associated with Th2 cells; however, the chronic skin lesions of AD are associated with Th1 cells via the action of IL-12. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotype in the IL-12 and IL-12 receptor genes, and determined the gene-gene(More)
BACKGROUND The genes encoding IL-9 and IL-9R have recently been implicated in the genetic basis of asthma and allergy. Although studies performed on transgenic and knockout mice have shown conflicting results, no evidence of skin changes has ever been reported in these animals. OBJECTIVE To find association of the SNPs in IL-9 and IL-9R genes and(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) patients have been recognized to have an increased susceptibility to cutaneous colonization and infection by bacteria, fungi and viruses. OBJECTIVE We wanted to evaluate the associations of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and the haplotype in the defensin (DEFA) and defensin (DEFB) genes, and so we performed(More)
Interferon-α (IFN-α) inhibits the replication of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in vivo and in vitro, but the molecular mechanism of this inhibition has been elusive. We found that while HBV replication in transfected human hepatoma Huh-7 cell was severely inhibited by IFN-α treatment as reported previously, this inhibition was markedly impaired in the cell in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether IL12B polymorphisms might be associated with increased risk and invasiveness of cervical cancer in Korean women. STUDY DESIGN Peripheral blood samples from patients with invasive cervical cancer (n=154) and non-cancer controls (n=191) were used to detect three biallelic IL12B polymorphisms at IVS2(More)