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The proportions of people with type 2 diabetes and obesity have increased throughout Asia, and the rate of increase shows no sign of slowing. People in Asia tend to develop diabetes with a lesser degree of obesity at younger ages, suffer longer with complications of diabetes, and die sooner than people in other regions. Childhood obesity has increased(More)
We developed a blood glucose management system using the Internet and short message service (SMS) which can lessen the social economic burden and materialize an individualized diabetes mellitus management. A total of 185 diabetic patients participated in this study and their mean age was 42.4 years old (8-79 year-old). Participants sent their self-measured(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS HuR is a RNA-binding factor whose expression is commonly upregulated in some human tumor types. We explored the molecular mechanism underlying HuR elevation and its role in gastric cancer tumorigenesis. METHODS HuR expression and subcellular localization were determined by polymerase chain reaction, immunoblot, and immunohistochemical(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the types of canal configurations and the incidence of a second mesiobuccal (MB2) canal in Korean maxillary molar mesiobuccal (MB) roots by analyzing cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) images. STUDY DESIGN Three-dimensional CBCT images of 458 maxillary first molars and 467 second molars from 276 Korean(More)
Bovine seminal ribonuclease (BS-RNase) is a homologue of bovine pancreatic ribonuclease (RNase A). Unlike RNase A, BS-RNase has notable toxicity for human tumor cells. Wild-type BS-RNase is a homodimer linked by two intermolecular disulfide bonds. This quaternary structure endows BS-RNase with resistance to inhibition by the cytosolic ribonuclease inhibitor(More)
Onconase (ONC), a homologue of ribonuclease A (RNase A), is in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer. ONC possesses a conserved active-site catalytic triad, which is composed of His10, Lys31, and His97. The three-dimensional structure of ONC suggests that two additional residues, Lys9 and an N-terminal lactam formed from a glutamine residue (Pca1),(More)
We investigated the effect of task-oriented training (TT) on the cortical activation pattern in four chronic hemiparetic stroke patients. A TT program, consisting of six tasks, which were designed to improve hemiparetic upper extremity function, was performed for 40 min/day, 4 days/week for 4 weeks. The functional status of the affected hand and fMRI were(More)
OBJECTIVE The Internet is used worldwide as a communication tool. To improve the quality of diabetes control, we investigated the effectiveness of an Internet-based blood glucose monitoring system (IBGMS) on controlling the changes in HbA(1c) levels. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a randomized clinical trial involving 110 patients who visited(More)
PURPOSE PRKCDBP is a putative tumor suppressor in which alteration has been observed in several human cancers. We investigated expression and function of PRKCDBP in colorectal cells and tissues to explore its candidacy as a suppressor in colorectal tumorigenesis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Expression and methylation status of PRKCDBP and its effect on tumor(More)
Caveolin-1 (CAV1) acts as a growth suppressor in various human malignancies, but its expression is elevated in many advanced cancers, suggesting the oncogenic switch of its role during tumor progression. To understand the molecular basis for the growth-promoting function of CAV1, we characterized its expression status, differential roles for tumor growth,(More)