Jeong-Soo Woo

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AIMS AND BACKGROUND The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a multiligand cell surface receptor of the immunoglobulin superfamily and a newly recognized invasion-related gene. High mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) is a 30-kD protein binding to RAGE and acting as a transcription-factor-like protein that regulates the expression of several(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, composed of myofibroblastic spindle cells with acute and chronic inflammatory cells, is an unusual, benign solid mass that mimics a neoplastic process. METHODS We report a rare case of a patient with a laryngeal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. Laryngoscopy demonstrated a submucosal mass involving the(More)
OBJECTIVES Allergic diseases have strong genetic backgrounds. Recently, a C-T polymorphism in the promoter region of CD14 has been associated with phenotypes of atopy in some populations. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of CD14/-159 polymorphism with total serum IgE levels and number of positive skin prick tests in Korean population(More)
OBJECTIVES Coblation is operated in low temperature, so it is proposed that tonsillectomy with coblation involves less postoperative pain and allows accelerated healing of the tonsillar fossae compared with other methods involving heat driven processes. However, the results of the previous studies showed that the effect of coblation tonsillectomy has been(More)
OBJECTIVES Surfactant protein A (SP-A) is protein that appears to play an important role in mammalian first-line host defense. However, the presence of SP-A in the human paranasal sinus mucosa is not well known. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of SP-A protein in human paranasal sinus mucosa and to compare the expression of SP-A(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrence of regional cervical lymph nodes in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is not uncommon, and is an important factor affecting the quality of life. The aims of this study are to investigate the risk factors that are associated with regional lymph node recurrence by comparing a group of patients with regional lymph node(More)
OBJECTIVE Otitis media (OM) is the most common disease in preschool age children related to passive cigarette smoking as risk factor. In this study, we investigate whether the cigarette smoking can induce the inflammation in human middle ear epithelial cell, and cigarette smoke-induced inflammation can increase the expression of MUC5AC gene and protein that(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and correlate the imaging and pathologic findings of acinic cell carcinoma (ACC) in the head and neck. METHODS We reviewed the radiologic findings of 12 patients with pathologically proven ACC in the head and neck. They were 6 males and 6 females (ages: 5-75 years, mean 36 years) who undergoing computed tomography (CT, n=9) and CT(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of treatment of a ranula in children by intralesional injection of OK-432. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of 13 cases. METHODS Review of medical records of pediatric patients with ranula treated by OK-432 sclerotherapy from 2002 through 2005. RESULTS Among 13 cases, 9 were completely regressed by injection therapy(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Regional lymph node metastases are very common findings of supraglottic cancer. The mechanism of lymphatic metastasis is as yet unknown because there have been no specific markers that could definitely distinguish lymphatic vessels from blood vessels. The aim of this study is to identify the prognostic significance of vascular(More)