Ji-hoon Kang

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Recently, it was reported that in a 4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) model, neuronal cell death is associated with the cdk5-mediated hyperphosphorylation of myocyte enhancer factor 2 (MEF2), a transcription factor that is critically required for neuronal survival. In the present study, we investigated the possible involvement of cdk5-mediated(More)
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) has been described only sporadically for patients with cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL). However, cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) were found in 31% to 69% of the patients with CADASIL, and this predicted an increased risk of ICH. In this study, the authors found(More)
Sirs: Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is an autosomal dominant disorder of heme biosynthesis that can affect the autonomic, peripheral and central nervous system [6]. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical entity characterized by headache, seizure, conscious disturbance and visual disorder associated with neuroradiological(More)
Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a single-gene disorder of the cerebral small blood vessels caused by mutations in the NOTCH3 gene. Several characteristic population-specific clinical phenotypes and neuroimaging features have been reported in CADASIL. This study investigated the clinical(More)
Because of frequent involvement of the cerebellum and brainstem, ocular motor abnormalities are key features of spinocerebellar ataxias and may aid in differential diagnosis. Our objective for this study was to distinguish the subtypes by ophthalmologic features after head-shaking and positional maneuvers, which are not yet recognized as differential(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The advances in the diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke increase the importance of providing these patients with timely medical attention. This study was designed to assess time delays in neurological evaluation and neuroimaging and to determine whether they are important obstacles to performing thrombolytic therapy. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The object of this study is to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of headache in Korean professional women breath-hold divers, including their overuse of analgesics. BACKGROUND Headache is a common problem encountered in clinical practice, and undersea divers exhibit unique causes of headache in addition to other common primary(More)
Hypertensive encephalopathy is a medical emergency whose clinical manifestations are usually associated with bilateral parieto-occipital lesions. Predominant brainstem edema without accompanying occipital lesions is rare in hypertensive encephalopathy and usually occurs in patients with secondary hypertension. We describe the clinical and radiological(More)
Hereditary progressive dystonia with marked diurnal fluctuation/dopa-responsive dystonia (HPD/DRD) shows the considerable heterogeneity of clinical phenotypic expression and a dramatic sustained response to levodopa. The autosomal dominant HPD/DRD is caused by mutations in the gene coding GTP cyclohydrolase I (GCH I), the enzyme that catalyzes the first(More)
Arsenic trioxide (As(2)O(3)) has been found to be remarkably effective in the treatment of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Although evidences for the proapoptotic activity of As(2)O(3) have been suggested in leukemic and other solid cancer cells, the nature of intracellular mechanisms is far from clear. In the present study, we(More)