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Simvastatin inhibits cigarette smoking-induced emphysema and pulmonary hypertension in rat lungs.
RATIONALE In cigarette smoking-induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, structural and functional derangements are characterized by parenchymal destruction and pulmonary hypertension. StatinsExpand
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Evaluation of the fate of perfluoroalkyl compounds in wastewater treatment plants.
Recent studies have shown that the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is a significant source of perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) in natural water. In this study, 10 PFCs were analyzed in influent andExpand
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Characteristics of indoor and outdoor bioaerosols at Korean high-rise apartment buildings.
  • J. Lee, W. Jo
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental research
  • 1 May 2006
This study attempted to evaluate the bioaerosol exposure of apartment residents at high-rise apartment buildings in a Korean city. The characteristics associated with the bioaerosol exposure includedExpand
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Optimization of conditions for the production of pullulan and high molecular weight pullulan by Aureobasidium pullulans
Aureobasidium pullulans had a maximum yield coefficient of pullulan (Yp/s=0.24) with an initial pH of the culture broth of 6.5 in a shake-flask culture. In a batch culture, the maximum pullulan yieldExpand
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Antitumor activity of Pulsatilla koreana saponins and their structure-activity relationship.
Seventeen saponins isolated from the root of Pulsatilla koreana were examined for their in vitro cytotoxic activity against the human solid cancer cell lines, A-549, SK-OV-3, SK-MEL-2, and HCT15,Expand
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Responses to inhaled long-acting beta-agonist and corticosteroid according to COPD subtype.
RATIONALE Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex and heterogeneous disorder in which a number of different pathological processes lead to recognition of patient subgroups that mayExpand
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Targeted sequencing identifies genetic alterations that confer primary resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (Korean Lung Cancer Consortium)
Background Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations may exhibit primary resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). WeExpand
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Airborne Fungal and Bacterial Levels Associated With the Use of Automobile Air Conditioners or Heaters, Room Air Conditioners, and Humidifiers
  • Wan-Kuen Jo, J. Lee
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Archives of environmental & occupational health
  • 1 September 2008
The authors performed 3 experiments to measure temporal variation in airborne bacterial and fungal levels associated with the use of air conditioners (ACs), heaters, and humidifiers. TheExpand
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Inhaled corticosteroid is associated with an increased risk of TB in patients with COPD.
BACKGROUND It is well known that oral corticosteroid and anti-tumor necrosis factor-α agents increase the risk of TB. However, little is known about whether inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) increases theExpand
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Purification and characterization of ginsenoside Ra-hydrolyzing beta-D-xylosidase from Bifidobacterium breve K-110, a human intestinal anaerobic bacterium.
Beta-D-Xylosidase (EC has been purified from ginsenoside Ra-metabolizing Bifidobacterium breve K-110, which was isolated from human intestinal microflora. beta-D-Xylosidase was purified toExpand
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