Insung Ahn

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This study investigated genetic variations in eight major genes (hemagglutinin, HA; neuraminidase, NA; matrix protein, MP; non-structural protein, NS; nucleoprotein, NP; polymerase, PA; PA basic protein 1, PB1; and PA basic protein 2, PB2) of the influenza A virus subtype H3N2 (A/H3N2) to determine the evolutionary pattern in codon bias. A total of 6,881(More)
Since the first pandemic outbreak of avian influenza A virus (H5N1 subtype) in 1997, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has provided a large number of influenza virus sequences with well-organized annotations. Using the time-series sequences of influenza A viruses, we developed a simulation tool for influenza virus, named SimFlu, to(More)
In this study, we performed computer simulations to evaluate the changes of selection potentials of codons in influenza A/H1N1 from 1999 to 2009. We artificially generated the sequences by using the transition matrices of positively selected codons over time, and their similarities against the database of influenzavirus A genus were determined by BLAST(More)
We developed simulation tool for influenza virus variation (SimFluVar), an analytics software for calculating genomic variation among members of the influenza virus group. This study is related to computational evolutionary biology and evolutionary bioinformatics. SimFluVar is an analytical tool that can be used to calculate codon substitution patterns of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was performed to investigate the relationship between the incidence of national notifiable infectious diseases (NNIDs) and meteorological factors, air pollution levels, and hospital resources in Korea. METHODS We collected and stored 660,000 pieces of publicly available data associated with infectious diseases from public data(More)
Structural information has been a major concern for biological and pharmaceutical studies for its intimate relationship to the function of a protein. Three-dimensional representation of the positions of protein atoms is utilized among many structural information repositories that have been published. The reliability of the torsional system, which represents(More)
Prion diseases, including ovine scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), human kuru and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), originate from a conformational change of the normal cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) into abnormal protease-resistant prion protein (PrP(Sc)). There is concern regarding these prion diseases because of the possibility of their(More)
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