Gi Jeong Kim

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Ras association domain family 1 isoform A (RASSF1A) is a tumor suppressor that is methylated in many human cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). RASSF1A has been shown to suppress tumors via activation of the Hippo tumor suppressor pathway, including mammalian STE20-like kinase (MST). Amphiregulin (AREG), a target gene for Yes-associated(More)
Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (cHC-CC) and some hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) express stemness-related markers, such as epithelial adhesion molecule (EpCAM) and keratin 19 (K19), the expression of which has been reported to be associated with more aggressive behavior therein than in HCCs without. Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1), a potential(More)
Tumor behavior is affected by the tumor microenvironment, composed of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs). Meanwhile, hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) with fibrous stroma reportedly exhibit aggressive behavior suggestive of tumor-stroma interaction. However, evidence of the crosstalk remains unclear. In this study, CCN2, epithelial membrane antigen (EMA),(More)
Hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) is an uncommon benign hepatic tumor, and the use of oral contraceptives is known to contribute to the development of HCA. Recently, a genotype and phenotype classification system for HCA was suggested, and malignant transformation to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was shown to be strongly associated with activating mutations in(More)
Dear Editor: VIPomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors that secrete vasoactive intestinal polypeptide. They are detected in 1 in 10 million people per year. VIPomas commonly are detected within the pancreas, and the majority of extrapancreatic VIPomas are neurogenic tumors. Non-neurogenic extrapancreatic VIPomas are very rare. We are going to report a patient(More)
A 52-year-old man was referred to our clinic for an 11.3 mm nodule in the left lower lobe that was discovered on a chest computed tomography (CT) scan. Eleven small nodules were subsequently found in both lungs. Initially, we performed a transthoracic needle aspiration using CT scan guidance. The pathologic report showed a few clusters of atypical cells(More)
Calcinosis cutis involves the inappropriate deposition of calcium within the dermis layer of the skin, and is often associated with rheumatoid disease. A 42-year-old woman presented for evaluation of a hard palpable mass on the left upper eyelid. After everting the eyelid, a large papillomatous mass with a broad base was identified on the superior area of(More)
Ras association domain family 1 isoform A (RASSF1A) is a tumor suppressor and the methylation thereof is known to be involved in many human cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). RASSF1A has been shown to suppress tumors via activation of components of the Hippo tumor suppressor pathway, including mammalian STE20-like kinase (MST). Amphiregulin(More)
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) rarely occurs after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) as a late manifestation of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Herein, we report a case of HSCT-associated membranous nephropathy in a female patient with aplastic anemia. The patient received an allogeneic HSCT from her human leukocyte antigen-identical brother(More)
Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma (MIFS) is a recently defined rare tumor. It is mainly found in the upper and lower extremities of adults. Due to its high local recurrence rate and low metastatic rate, it is classified as a low grade-malignancy. Accurate diagnosis and early, wide excision are important for prognosis. Herein, we report a case of MIFS in(More)