Hwa Young Lee

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PURPOSE To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the diagnostic performance of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as noninvasive modalities for evaluating hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic liver disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS A search of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases was(More)
MUC2 is a major secretory mucin normally expressed by goblet cells of the intestine, but is aberrantly expressed in colonic neoplasia. Bile acids have been implicated in colorectal carcinogenesis and, therefore, we sought to determine the effects of bile acids on MUC2 expression and regulation in colon cancer cells. Since deoxycholic acid (DCA), a secondary(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the feasibility of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy for acute respiratory failure in adult patients with hematologic malignancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified 45 acute respiratory failure patients with hematologic malignancies who received HFNC therapy between March 2012 and June 2014 at Seoul St Mary's(More)
Vinculin is a conserved actin binding protein localized in focal adhesions and cell-cell junctions. Here, we report that vinculin is tyrosine phosphorylated in platelets spread on fibrinogen and that the phosphorylation is Src kinases dependent. The phosphorylation of vinculin on tyrosine was reconstituted in vanadate treated COS-7 cells coexpressing c-Src.(More)
OBJECTIVES Human paraoxonase-1 (PON-1) is thought to play a role in preeclampsia and atherosclerosis, mainly through a reduction in low-density lipoprotein oxidation. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is very important in endothelial dysfunction of preeclampsia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between PON1 gene(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Pungent constituents of ginger (Zingiber officinale) have beneficial effects on inflammatory pain and arthritic swelling. However, the molecular basis for these pharmacological properties is only partially understood. Here, we investigated the molecular target of 1-dehydro-[10]-gingerdione (D10G), one of the pungent constituents of(More)
The chemical study of the leaves and twigs of Viscum album led to the isolation of five new lignan glycosides, namely, ligalbumosides A-E (2-6) and one known lignan glycoside, alangilignoside C (1). The structures of five new lignan glycosides were determined to be (7R,8S,8'S)-4,9,4'-trihydroxy-3,5,3',5'-tetramethoxy-7,9'-epoxylignan 9-O-β-D-glucopyranoside(More)
Benzoxathiole derivatives have been used in the treatment of acne and have shown cytostatic, antipsoriatic, and antibacterial properties. However, little is known about the molecular basis for these pharmacological properties, although nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB activation is closely linked to inflammation and cell proliferation. Here, we demonstrate that(More)
Diarctigenin was previously isolated as an inhibitor of nitric oxide (NO) production in macrophages from the seeds of Arctium lappa used as an alternative medicine for the treatment of inflammatory disorders. However, little is known about the molecular basis of these effects. Here, we demonstrated that diarctigenin inhibited the production of NO,(More)
Nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB regulates a central common signaling for immunity and cell survival. Artemisolide (ATM) was previously isolated as a NF-kappaB inhibitor from a plant of Artemisia asiatica. However, molecular basis of ATM on NF-kappaB activation remains to be defined. Here, we demonstrate that ATM is a typical inhibitor of IkappaB kinase beta(More)