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Scrub typhus is caused by the obligate intracellular rickettsia Orientia tsutsugamushi (previously called Rickettsia tsutsugamushi). The bacterium is maternally inherited in trombicuid mites and transmitted to humans by feeding larvae. We report here the 2,127,051-bp genome of the Boryong strain, which represents the most highly repeated bacterial genome(More)
Gastric cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths, but analysis of its molecular and clinical characteristics has been complicated by histological and aetiological heterogeneity. Here we describe a comprehensive molecular evaluation of 295 primary gastric adenocarcinomas as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project. We propose a molecular(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided interventions have been used to treat patients with cystic lesions of the pancreas (CLPs). We used EUS to guide injection and lavage of ethanol, followed by injection of paclitaxel, into cysts, and investigated treatment response and predictors. METHODS Fifty-two patients were enrolled in the study(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively determine the frequency, clinical and pathologic characteristics, and computed tomographic (CT) findings of visually isoattenuating pancreatic adenocarcinomas and to investigate the utility of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and positron emission tomography (PET)/CT for detecting them. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review(More)
BACKGROUND Previous differential coexpression analyses focused on identification of differentially coexpressed gene pairs, revealing many insightful biological hypotheses. However, this method could not detect coexpression relationships between pairs of gene sets. Considering the success of many set-wise analysis methods for microarray data, a coexpression(More)
Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are uncommon benign neoplasms in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and our current understanding of GCT in GI tract is limited. A total of 98 GCTs were retrieved from 95 patients, and the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical features were compared. The male-to-female ratio was 2.2:1 and with a mean age of 49 years. The mean(More)
We describe here a 62-year-old woman who presented with a perivascular epithelioid cell tumor arising in the sigmoid colon. Computed tomography revealed a 5-cm-sized intraluminal fungating mass. Histologically, the tumor consisted of plump, epithelioid cells with abundant clear-to-lightly eosinophilic cytoplasm and round nuclei, arranged in an alveolar or(More)
Wnt signaling has been implicated in certain inflammatory diseases. However, the biological role in the inflammatory regulation remains to be characterized. We investigated the regulation by Wnt signaling in endothelial cells, which are active participants and regulators of inflammation. Wnt5a induces cyclooxygenase-2 expression and enhances inflammatory(More)
SUMMARY ArrayXPath (http://www.snubi.org/software/ArrayXPath/) is a web-based service for mapping and visualizing microarray gene-expression data with integrated biological pathway resources using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). Deciphering the crosstalk among pathways and integrating biomedical ontologies and knowledge bases may help biological(More)
Small intestinal adenocarcinoma is a rare malignant neoplasm, and its clinicopathologic characteristics have not been well elucidated. A total of 197 small intestinal adenocarcinoma cases were collected from 22 institutions in South Korea and were evaluated for clinicopathologic factors that affect the prognosis of small intestinal adenocarcinoma patients(More)