Jee-Young Kim

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The intrathecal administration of p38 MAP kinase (p38) inhibitor has been shown to reduce hyperalgesia. In the present study, we investigated the activation of p38 in the rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal cord following peripheral tissue inflammation and nerve injury immunohistochemically. Peripheral inflammation and chronic constriction injury(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the efficacy of ulinastatin for attenuating organ injury and the release of proinflammatory cytokines due to cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) during cardiac surgery. METHODS Patients undergoing valvular heart surgery employing CPB were assigned to receive either ulinastatin (group U, n = 13) or a placebo (group C, n = 11)(More)
Aspirin has been reported to induce apoptosis in various cancer cell lines. However, the apoptotic effects of aspirin on human brain tumor cells are not well understood. Here, we have assessed the effect of aspirin on human gliobalstoma cell line A172 and found that aspirin induced the apoptosis of A172 cells, as determined by TUNEL assay, FACS analysis,(More)
We localized calretinin-immunoreactive (IR) fibers and cells in the superior colliculus (SC) of the cat and studied the distribution and effect of enucleation on the distribution of this protein. Calretinin was localized with antibody immunocytochemistry. A dense plexus of anti-calretinin-IR fibers was found within the upper part of the superficial gray(More)
The angiogenic and inflammatory functions of visfatin and its effect on vascular cells, are fairly well known. However, its role within the nervous system remains largely unclear. To gain insight into this area, we studied the neuritogenic effect of visfatin on PC12 rat pheochromocytoma cells. We investigated whether visfatin gene expression, which is(More)
An 86-year-old female with a history of right rotator cuff injury was admitted for arthroscopic shoulder surgery under general anesthesia. There were no remarkable immediate postoperative complications. However, while recovering in the general ward, she developed dyspnea with hypoxia. She was immediately treated with oxygen, and antibiotics after(More)
AIMS Our aims were to determine the role of Notch1 in mediating visfatin-induced angiogenesis and to explore potential target genes involved. METHODS AND RESULTS Inhibition of Notch signalling attenuated visfatin-induced angiogenesis in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo. Visfatin increased γ-secretase activity, Notch1 cleavage and activation, and Hes1 gene(More)
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) acts as a mediator and biomarker in endothelial activation. We have recently shown that a novel adipokine visfatin promotes endothelial angiogenesis. The present study was to determine whether visfatin affects STAT3 activity and to explore the potential target gene(s). Here, we found that visfatin(More)
Balo's concentric sclerosis (BCS) is considered a rare variant of multiple sclerosis, which often mimics an intracranial neoplasm or abscess. We report the case of a 21-year-old woman presenting with BCS while undergoing treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis. Initial brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings were similar to those for cerebral(More)
provided the original work is properly cited. CC Pneumothorax with contralateral destroyed lung is a rare condition. However, the anesthetic management poses signifi cant risks and can be quite challenging because conventional one-lung ventilation (OLV) for wedge resection in pneumothorax with contralateral destroyed lung is impossible. A 69-year-old man(More)
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