Jae-Hwa Kim

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Chronic alcohol consumption contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) while decreasing the level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF may be an important regulator of glucose metabolism, so it may be associated with an increased risk for T2DM in alcoholism. We evaluated the association of chronic heavy alcohol exposure,(More)
OBJECTIVE Cholinergic nicotinic receptor (CHRN) gene family has been known to mediate the highly additive effects of nicotine in the body, and implicated nicotine dependence (ND) and related phenotypes. Previous studies have found that CHRNA6-CHRNB3 cluster polymorphisms were significantly associated with the risk of ND and various tobacco behaviors. The(More)
The aim of this study was to quantitatively assess the effects of short-term intermittent ethanol intoxication on cerebral metabolite changes among sham controls (CNTL), low-dose ethanol (LDE)-exposed, and high-dose ethanol (HDE)-exposed rats, which were determined with ex vivo high-resolution spectra. Eight-week-old male Wistar rats were divided into three(More)
The aim of present study was to quantitatively investigate the neurochemical profile of the frontal cortex region in a rat model of long-term alcohol consumption, by using in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) at 4.7 T and ex vivo(1)H high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) technique at 11.7 T. Twenty male rats were divided into(More)
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