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Imaging or drug delivery tools for atherosclerosis based on the plaque biology are still insufficient. Here, we attempted to identify peptides that selectively home to atherosclerotic plaques using phage display. A phage library containing random peptides was ex vivo screened for binding to human atheroma tissues. After three to four rounds of selection,(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the associations of current body weight and body mass index (BMI) at age three and birth weight in developing chronic respiratory illness in childhood and identify possible interaction underlying its mechanism. METHODS The study was carried out with 422 children who were enrolled in a hospital-based(More)
Retinoids are potent inhibitors of human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cell growth. Retinoids initiate signaling through activation of nuclear receptors, but the signal transduction pathways that mediate growth inhibition have not been defined. In this study, we investigated the expression of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-binding protein (IGFBP)-6 as a(More)
OBJECTIVE It is well known that gradual loss of elastic fibers and skin relaxation cause the aging process, but whether changes in the orbicularis oculi muscle may contribute to the aging of the upper eyelid is not known. The aim of the present study was to use histopathologic examination to investigate whether the orbicularis oculi contributes to upper(More)
Scientific communication (SciComm) skills are indispensable for success in biomedical research, but many trainees may not have fully considered the necessity of regular writing and speaking for research career progression. Our purpose was to investigate the relationship between SciComm skill acquisition and research trainees' intentions to remain in(More)
Several cases of transmural myocardial infarction and ventricular aneurysm caused by a blunt trauma of the chest have been reported. Nevertheless, the cases documented with coronary and ventricular angiography are very few. There has always been a debate over the etiological mechanism of such lesions. Since in some cases there was no evidence of coronary(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to develop a culturally sensitive instrument that addressed how individuals express and experience depression to detect this disorder in Koreans. We also assessed the validity, reliability, and diagnostic utility of this scale (Lee and Rhee Depression Scale; LRDS). METHODS The sample consisted of 3,697 normal adults(More)
Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is a very rare condition that is defined as the presence of gas within the subserosal or submucosal layer of the bowel. PI has been described in association with a variety of conditions including gastrointestinal tract disorders, pulmonary diseases, connective tissue disorders, organ transplantation, leukemia, and various(More)
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC), which originated from neuroendocrine tissue, can develop into paraneoplastic endocrine syndromes, such as Cushing syndrome, because of an inappropriate secretion of ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). This paraneoplastic syndrome is known to be a poor prognostic factor in SCLC. The reason for poor survival may be(More)
PURPOSE Asthma is a chronic airway disease characterized by airway remodeling, leading to a progressive decline in lung function. Therapeutic agents that attenuate airway remodeling can complement the limited effects of traditional glucocorticoids. In this study, we investigated the effect of resveratrol on allergic airway inflammation and remodeling in a(More)