Han Young Jung

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PURPOSE The overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome is characterized by urgency usually with frequency and nocturia. Tamsulosin, α(1)-adrenergic receptor antagonist, is widely used to reduce symptoms of urinary obstruction and prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin can across the blood-brain barrier. We investigated the effects of tamsulosin on the symptoms of OAB in(More)
alpha-Synuclein, an acidic neuronal protein of 140 amino acids, is extremely heat-resistant and is natively unfolded. Recent studies have demonstrated that alpha-synuclein has chaperone activity both in vitro and in vivo, and that this activity is lost upon removing its C-terminal acidic tail. However, the detailed mechanism of the chaperone action of(More)
The acidic tail of alpha-synuclein (ATSalpha) has been shown to protect the glutathione S-transferase (GST)-ATSalpha fusion protein from environmental stresses, such as heat, pH and metal ions. In this study, we further demonstrated that the introduction of ATSalpha into other proteins, such as dehydrofolate reductase and adiponectin, renders the fusion(More)
Alpha-synuclein is a well-known heat-resistant protein that does not aggregate upon heat treatment, whereas glutathione S-transferase (GST) is a heat-labile protein that easily precipitates as a result of thermal stress. This paper reports the role of the C-terminal acidic tail of alpha-synuclein in protein thermosolubility and stability. The region of(More)
alpha-Synuclein has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson disease (PD) and related neurodegenerative disorders. More recently, it has been suggested to be an important regulatory component of vesicle transport in neuronal cells. alpha-Synuclein is also highly expressed in platelets and is loosely associated with the membrane of the secretory(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationships between the 2nd to 4th digit ratio (digit ratio) and prostate volume, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, and the presence of prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of the men that presented with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) at a single tertiary academic center, 366 men aged 40 or older with a PSA level(More)
Conservation of the ipsilateral upper limb function is important in stroke subjects with contralateral hemiplegia, because often it must serve as a compensatory tool for activities of daily livings (ADLs). However, the amount of functional loss and/or the recovery pattern of the ipsilateral upper limb are not well known. We plan to investigate how to(More)
Immunosuppressive therapy can improve clinical, biochemical and histological features and considerably prolong survival in patients with autoimmune hepatitis. Although ethnicity may affect disease severity and presentation, the long-term outcome of immunosuppression in Korean populations is unknown. This study was aimed to assess the efficacy of(More)
Alien Hand Syndrome is defined as unwilled, uncontrollable, but seemingly purposeful movements of an upper limb. Two major criteria for the diagnosis are complaint of a foreign limb and complex, autonomous, involuntary motor activity that is not part of an identifiable movement disorder. After a cerebrovascular accident in the corpus callosum, the parietal,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic values of 12- and 18-core biopsies with respect to prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, prostate volumes (PV) and prostate-specific antigen density (PSAD). MATERIAL AND METHODS Transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsies were performed on 233 patients at a single tertiary academic center. Patients were(More)