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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by cardiac dilation and systolic dysfunction. So far sixteen genes have been shown to cause autosomal dominant familial dilated cardiomyopathy (FDC). We identified a large Korean family from the Jeju island showing a clear Mendelian inheritance of FDC. A genomewide linkage scan at 9 cM marker density identified(More)
The gene encoding D-amino acid oxidase (DAO), which acts as a receptor for the schizophrenia-associated neurotransmitter, N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), is regarded as a potential candidate gene for schizophrenia. However, the potential association of the DAO gene with schizophrenia has been the subject of some debate. Here, we tested three single nucleotide(More)
Caspase recruitment domain (CARD)-containing protein 8 (CARD8) is a potential candidate risk gene for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) because of its role as a component of the NALP3 inflammasome and as an inhibitor of nuclear factor-kappa B. Previous studies examining the association of a CARD8 single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (rs2043211, p.Cys10X)(More)
OBJECTIVES A recent genomewide association study from a Japanese population identified tumor necrosis factor superfamily member 15 (TNFSF15) as an inflammatory bowel disease gene. Previous studies have shown that expression of TNFSF15 was upregulated in macrophages and lymphocytes of the intestinal lamina propria of Crohn's disease (CD) patients. Here, we(More)
Polymorphisms of the proinflammatory and immunoregulatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and lymphotoxin-alpha (LTA), have been shown to affect their production and be associated with Crohn's disease. However, the actual alleles associated with the disease are variable among populations. The aim of this study was to test whether(More)
BACKGROUND Recent genome-wide association studies in Caucasian populations identified IL23R and ATG16L1 as susceptibility genes to Crohn's disease (CD). We tested 5 IL23R single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and 12 ATG16L1 SNPs in Korean patients to determine whether these genes are associated with susceptibility to CD in a non-Caucasian population. (More)
The extent and pattern of linkage disequilibrium (LD) in the human genome provide important information for disease gene mapping. Previous studies have shown that LDs vary depending on chromosomal regions and populations. As the Asian samples of the International HapMap Project consisted of Japanese and Chinese populations, it was of interest whether we(More)
Telecommunication networks are getting more important in our social lives because many people want to share their information and ideas. Thanks to the rapid development of the Internet and ubiquitous technologies including mobile devices such as smart phones, mobile phones and tablet PCs, the quality of our lives has been greatly influenced and rapidly(More)
PURPOSE This qualitative descriptive study sought to identify perceptions about and status of weight control in adolescents from the perspective of adolescents and their teachers. METHODS Focus groups were used with six separate groups, 20 adolescents divided into four groups and 14 teachers divided into two groups. The qualitative data were analyzed(More)