Han Wook Yoo

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Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP), an autosomal dominant inborn error of heme biosynthesis, results from the half-normal activity of the heme biosynthetic enzyme hydroxymethylbilane synthase (HMB-synthase). Heterozygous individuals are prone to life-threatening acute neurologic attacks, which are precipitated by certain drugs and other metabolic, hormonal,(More)
Height is a complex genetic trait that involves multiple genetic loci. Recently, 44 loci associated with height were identified in Caucasian individuals by large-scale genome-wide association (GWA) studies. To identify genetic variants influencing height in the Korean population, we analyzed GWA data from 8842 Korean individuals and identified 15 genomic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study aimed to clarify the frequency, phenotypes, and molecular spectrum of DUOX2, TPO, TSHR, and TG mutations in patients with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) with enlarged or normal-sized eutopic thyroid glands. METHODS The study cohort included 43 subjects from 41 unrelated families who had CH with eutopic thyroid glands. Mutation(More)
Four mutations--R778L, A874V, L1083F, and 2304delC--in the copper-transporting enzyme, P-type ATPase (ATP7B), were identified in Korean Patients with Wilson disease. Arg778Leu, the most frequently reported mutation of this enzyme, was found in six of eight unrelated patients studied, an allele frequency of 37.5%, which is considerably higher than those in(More)
A 28-month-old Korean girl developed a rapidly progressive disease, characterized by disturbance of consciousness, tremor, nystagmus, ophthalmoplegia, irregular deep respiration and vomiting. The patient succumbed 2 weeks after the onset of the illness. CT scan disclosed bilaterally symmetrical, low density lesions in the white matter and lateral basal(More)
Congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP), an inborn error of heme biosynthesis, results from the deficient activity of uroporphyrinogen III synthase (URO-synthase). This autosomal recessive disorder is heterogeneous; patients with severe disease are often transfusion dependent, while milder patients primarily have cutaneous involvement. To investigate this(More)
Fabry disease is an X-linked inborn error of glycosphingolipid catabolism that results from mutations in the gene encoding the alpha-galactosidase A (GLA) enzyme. We have identified 15 distinct mutations in the GLA gene in 13 unrelated patients with classic Fabry disease and 2 unrelated patients with atypical Fabry disease. Two of the identified mutations(More)
OBJECTIVES ARC (arthrogryposis, renal dysfunction, and cholestasis) syndrome is a rare, fatal cause of neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis without known treatment modalities and has recently been ascribed to a mutation in the VPS33B gene. We assessed the clinical characteristics and investigated the VPS33B mutations in Korean patients with ARC syndrome. (More)
PURPOSE Isolated gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) deficiency (IGD) is classified as Kallmann syndrome (KS) with anosmia and normosmic idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (nIHH). This study was undertaken to investigate the clinical, endocrinological, and molecular characteristics in Korean patients with KS and nIHH. METHODS Twenty-six patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate mutation spectrums and their correlations to phenotypes in Noonan syndrome (NS) and NS-related disorders that share functional alterations of the Ras-mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. STUDY DESIGN Clinical characteristics and genotypes of 10 previously known and 2 candidate genes, SPRY1-4 and SPRED1, were investigated in(More)