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A small coastal village of Muan-gun, Chollanam-do, was surveyed for intestinal fluke infections, especially heterophyids such as Heterophyes nocens and Pygidiopsis summa by fecal examination on 108 inhabitants. The egg positive rate of heterophyids was very high, 75.0%, and that of other parasites was comparatively low, 0.9-3.7% by parasite species. After(More)
Genetic factors, such as the genes involved in the serotonin pathway, probably play an important role in the pathogenesis of bipolar disorder, and serotonin type 2A (5-HT2A) receptor gene promoter polymorphism -1438A/G has been reported. This study investigated the association between -1438A/G polymorphism of 5-HT2A receptor gene promoter and bipolar(More)
A cDNA encoding omega-3 fatty acid desaturase was isolated from developing perilla seeds and characterized. On the basis of its deduced amino acid sequence comparison, this cDNA was assumed to be a new isoform of microsomal omega-3 fatty acid desaturase gene. Accumulation of the mRNA for this cDNA showed seed-specific expression.
A nationwide survey was performed to know the distribution and prevalence of human Gymnophalloides seoi infection on western and southern coastal islands in the Republic of Korea. A total of 4,178 fecal specimens were collected from residents on 45 (24 western and 21 southern) islands, and examined by Kato-Katz and formalin-ether sedimentation techniques.(More)
The autocrine and paracrine activation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) within cells of the kidney plays a role in the overall pathophysiology of the renal disease due to diabetes. In this study, we focus on components of the RAS in the podocyte as these cells are important in the pathogenesis of glomerulosclerosis and proteinuria. Immortalized mouse(More)
The mutual hairless rat skin permeation-enhancing effect of ethanol (EtOH)/water systems and oleic acid (OA) was investigated with model lipophilic (estradiol, progesterone, levonorgestrel) and hydrophilic drugs (zalcitabine, didanosine, zidovudine). The aqueous solubility and hairless rat skin permeation rate of each drug, saturated in various compositions(More)
A small-scale epidemiological survey was undertaken during 1997-1998 on the residents along the Osib-chon (Stream), Samchok-shi (City), Kangwon-do (Province), to evaluate the status of Metagonimus yokogawai infection. A total of 165 fecal samples was collected and examined by cellophane thick smear and formalin-ether sedimentation techniques. The egg(More)
We investigated the species status and intraspecific phylogeography in South Korea of two ground beetle species, Coptolabrus jankowskii and Coptolabrus smaragdinus (Coleoptera: Carabidae), using statistical parsimony networks and nested clade analyses based on sequences from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) and nuclear(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of four-dimensional MR angiography (4D-MRA) at 3.0 T for detecting residual arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) after Gamma Knife (Elekta Instrument AB, Stockholm, Sweden) radiosurgery (GKRS). METHODS We assessed 36 angiographically confirmed AVMs in 36 patients who had been treated with GKRS. 4D-MRA was(More)
We report our experience with endovascular treatment of supra-aortic arteries and follow-up results in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TA) presenting with neurological symptoms. Of the 20 patients with TA who underwent cerebral angiography for neurological manifestations between May 2002 and May 2009, 12 (11 females, one male; mean age, 39 years; range(More)