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In the Narębski Point area of King George Island of Antarctica, ornithogenic soils form on land under Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguin rookeries. The purpose of this study was to compare the bacterial community compositions in the gradient of contamination by penguin feces; mineral soil with no contamination, and soils with medium or high contamination. The(More)
Endoscopic forceps biopsy (EFB) is a major diagnostic procedure for gastric epithelial neoplasia (GEN). However, discrepancy between the result of EFB and endoscopic resection (ER) is not uncommon. Thus, there is controversy over whether specimens obtained by EFB are optimal for diagnosis of GEN. We investigated the discrepancy between EFB and ER in the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Gastric carcinoma with lymphoid stroma (GCLS) is a distinct histologic subtype of gastric cancer that is characterized by undifferentiated carcinoma mixed with prominent lymphoid infiltration. More than 80% of GCLS cases are associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, but it is unclear if the virus affects disease progression. We(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13, mammalian collagenase) degrades the cartilage matrix in pathological conditions such as osteoarthritis. Here, to establish the signaling pathway to MMP-13 induction, effects of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway and the possibility of some other signaling pathways involved are investigated in interleukin-1β(More)
Pneumonia following endoscopic procedures may affect the clinical course and prolong hospital stay. To investigate the incidence and risk factors for pneumonia after endoscopic resection (ER) for gastric neoplasm. Subjects who underwent ER for gastric neoplasm at the Asan Medical Center from January 1997 to March 2013 were included. To investigate risk(More)
There is little known about the clinicopathological features and the predictors of survival in extremely young adult patients aged 18–30 years. The aim of this study was to identify clinicopathological features and clinical outcomes for the overall population and for a resectable subgroup of gastric cancer patients aged 18–30 years. From January 2004 to(More)
Proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-based triple therapy consisting of PPI, amoxicillin, and clarithromycin, is the recommended first-line treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection. However, the eradication rate of triple therapy has declined over the past few decades. We analyzed the eradication rate and adverse events of triple therapy to evaluate current(More)
During senescence, cells express molecules called senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP), including growth factors, proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and proteases. The SASP induces a chronic low-grade inflammation adjacent to cells and tissues, leading to degenerative diseases. The anti-inflammatory activity of flavonoids was investigated on(More)
A number of 8-substituted chrysin analogs have been prepared and evaluated for their inhibitory activities of cyclooxygenase-2 catalyzed prostaglandin E(2) and iNOS-mediated NO production. Analogs were prepared via Suzuki-Miyaura C-C cross coupling reaction of 8-iodo-5,7-dimethoxyflavone and alkyl/areneboronic acids as a key reaction. Among the analogs(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) plays a critical role in degrading major collagens in human cartilage under some pathological conditions such as osteoarthritis. To establish the therapeutic potential against cartilage degradation, the effects of 12 naturally-occurring triterpenoids and steroids on MMP-13 induction were examined in the human chondrocyte(More)