Jae-Hee Kim

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BACKGROUND Recent studies have identified an increase in the prevalence of asthma associated with paracetamol use. OBJECTIVE To identify the relationship among asthma, biomarkers, genes, and paracetamol use in preschool children. METHODS We undertook a population-based, cross-sectional survey of 933 preschool children. Asthma status was classified(More)
A proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL), a new TNF family member, supports B-cell survival and tumor cell proliferation. APRIL is secreted as a soluble protein by macrophages, dendritic cells and activated T cells. However, factors involved in regulation of APRIL expression are as yet unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of TGF-β1 on APRIL(More)
Weight-controlling can be supported by a proper prescription of energy intake. The individual energy requirement is usually determined through resting energy expenditure (REE) and physical activity. Because REE contributes to 60-70% of daily energy expenditure, the assessment of REE is very important. REE is often predicted using various equations, which(More)
A proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) is primarily expressed by macrophages and dendritic cells, and stimulates B cell proliferation, differentiation, survival, and Ig production. In the present study, we investigated the role and signaling mechanisms of activin A in APRIL expression by mouse macrophages. Activin A markedly enhanced APRIL expression in(More)
Head and neck cancers have never been systematically studied for clinical purposes yet in Korea. This epidemiological survey on head and neck cancer patients was undertaken from January to December 2001 in 79 otorhinolaryngology resident-training hospitals nationwide. The number of head and neck cancer patients was 1,063 cases in the year. The largest(More)
Energy needs are influenced by many factors, including ethnicity. Multiple studies have shown that the accuracy of an energy prediction equation varies with the ethnic background of the study population. Therefore, it is crucial to identify the most accurate energy prediction equation to use for a given population. This study compared measured resting(More)
BACKGROUND B cell-activating factor belonging to the TNF family (BAFF) is primarily expressed by macrophages and dendritic cells, and stimulates B cell proliferation, differentiation, survival, and Ig production. In the present study, we explored the effect of activin A on BAFF expression by APCs. METHODS To investigate the effect of activin A on BAFF(More)
Alanine racemase, a bacterial enzyme belonging to the fold-type III group of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzymes, has been shown to catalyze the interconversion between L- and D-alanine. The alanine racemase from the pathogenic bacterium Enterococcus faecalis v583 has been overexpressed in E. coli and was shown to crystallize an enzyme at 295 K,(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Athletes generally desire changes in body composition in order to enhance their athletic performance. Often, athletes will practice chronic energy restrictions to attain body composition changes, altering their energy needs. Prediction of resting metabolic rates (RMR) is important in helping to determine an athlete's energy(More)
The methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase/ cyclohydrolase (MTHFDC) from the thermoacidophilic archaeon Thermoplasma acidophilum is a 30.6 kDa molecular-mass enzyme that sequentially catalyzes the conversion of formyltetrahydrofolate to methylenetetrahydrofolate, with a preference for NADP as a cofactor, rather than NAD. In order to elucidate the(More)