Hyunseung Lee

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BACKGROUND Acute renal dysfunction (ARD) and subsequent acute renal failure after cardiac surgery are associated with high mortality and morbidity. Early therapeutic or preventive intervention is hampered by the lack of an early biomarker for acute renal injury. Recent studies showed that urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL or lipocalin(More)
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (Ngal), also known as siderocalin, forms a complex with iron-binding siderophores (Ngal:siderophore:Fe). This complex converts renal progenitors into epithelial tubules. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that Ngal:siderophore:Fe protects adult kidney epithelial cells or accelerates their recovery from damage.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Serum creatinine (Scr) does not allow for early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI). The diagnostic utility of urinary kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG), and neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) was evaluated for the early detection of postoperative AKI in a prospective study of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is rapidly released by renal tubules after injury, potentially allowing early identification of acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery. However, the diagnostic performance of NGAL has varied widely in clinical studies, and it remains unknown what factors modify the(More)
Acute as well as delayed ischemic preconditioning (IPC) provides protection against cardiac and neuronal ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury. This study determined whether delayed preconditioning occurs in the kidney and further elucidated the mechanisms of renal IPC in mice. Mice were subjected to IPC (four cycles of 5 min of ischemia and reperfusion) and(More)
Metastatic tumor antigen 1 (MTA1) is known to play a role in angiogenic processes as a stabilizer of hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha (HIF1-alpha). In this study, we examined whether overexpression of MTA1 affects the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after surgical resection and the survival of the patients. A total of 506 HCC patients who(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication in the intensive care unit with limited therapeutic modalities. Although survival from isolated AKI has improved with recent advancements in renal replacement therapy, mortality from AKI complicated by multiorgan dysfunction has remained unchanged and is estimated to be approximately 50%. Hence, defining(More)
Elevated levels of plasma catecholamines accompany ischemic AKI, possibly contributing the inflammatory response. Renalase, an amine oxidase secreted by the proximal tubule, degrades circulating catecholamines and reduces myocardial necrosis, suggesting that it may protect against renal ischemia reperfusion injury. Here, mice subjected to renal ischemia(More)
Melatonin exhibits a wide variety of biological effects, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory functions. Its antioxidant role impedes the etiopathogenesis of pancreatitis, but little is known about the signaling pathway of melatonin in the induction of antioxidant enzymes in acute pancreatitis (AP). The aim of this study was to determine whether(More)
It was previously demonstrated that preischemic A(1) adenosine receptor (AR) activation protects renal function after ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury in rats. The role of the A(1) AR in modulating inflammation, necrosis, and apoptosis in the kidney after IR renal injury was further characterized. C57BL/6 mice were subjected to 30 min of renal ischemia,(More)