Jae-Eun Ryu

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Several investigators have demonstrated an association between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, there is no direct evidence that this virus exists in the synovial cells of patients with RA. We attempted to detect EBV in synovial cells from RA patients. Specimens of synovial tissues from 34 patients with RA(More)
The function of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-specific cytotoxic T cells is disturbed in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients but the mechanism for this disturbance has remained unknown. In a recent study searching for the causative gene of X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome, the gene possibly linked to EBV-specific cytotoxic T cells or NK cell-mediated(More)
PURPOSE Giant cell tumour of bone with pulmonary metastases is rare. However, some patients die of pulmonary metastases, and histological examination cannot distinguish between benign tumour and malignant metastases. In this study, we present clinical and immunohistochemical findings associated with giant cell tumour of bone with pulmonary metastases. (More)
OBJECTIVE With the aim to determine the most effective treatment for primary malignant musculoskeletal tumours in patients aged 65 years or older, we reviewed cases of low- and high-grade neoplasms, surgical margins, surgical methods, and the prognoses of elderly and aged patients at our institution. METHODS Records of 25 patients aged 65 years or older(More)
Antitumor effects of metformin have recently emerged despite its original use for type II diabetes. In the present study, the effects of metformin on the development and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were investigated using the diethylnitrosamine (DEN)‑induced rat model of HCC. Tumor foci were characterized by gross examination and by(More)
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a significant threat to patient health and a major concern during drug development. Recently, multiple circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to be potential biomarkers for DILI. To adapt and validate miRNAs for clinical use, we investigated the time-course changes in miR-122 expression levels in an(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of standardized extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza (SME) on gene and protein expression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)-related factors in activated human hepatic stellate cells (HSC), and in mice with steatohepatitis induced by a methionine-choline deficient (MCD) diet. Male C57BL/6J mice were placed on(More)
We investigated the concentration of soluble CD4 molecules (sCD4) in serum, and the mechanism of sCD4 production from T lymphocytes, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The concentration of sCD4 molecules was determined using a solid-phase enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method. Using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can lead to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and ultimately death. Magnetic resonance techniques are accurate, noninvasive methods for evaluating hepatic steatosis but, in animals, have not been fully validated against histologic findings. We sought to validate the MRI fat-signal fraction (MRI-FSF) used for(More)
BACKGROUND Current studies report that aberrations in epigenetic regulators or chromatin modifications are related to tumor development and maintenance. EZH2 (Enhancer of zeste homolog 2) is one of the catalytic subunits of Polycomb repressive complex 2, a crucial epigenetic regulator. EZH2 has a master regulatory function in such processes as cell(More)