Jong Hwa Kim

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With the recent increase in the number of three-dimensional (3D) applications, the need for interfaces to these applications has increased. Although the eye tracking method has been widely used as an interaction interface for hand-disabled persons, this approach cannot be used for depth directional navigation. To solve this problem, we propose a new brain(More)
Helix-helix interactions in the putative three-helix bundle formation of the gp41 transmembrane (TM) domain may contribute to the process of virus-cell membrane fusion in HIV-1 infection. In this study, molecular dynamics is used to analyze and compare the conformations of monomeric and trimeric forms of the TM domain in various solvent systems over the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the changes of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in human term myometrium before and during term labor. STUDY DESIGN Myometrium was obtained from women undergoing cesarean delivery at term before (n=16) and after labor (n=12). Immunostaining of NF-kappaB subunits(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of ultrasonographic cervical assessment in predicting the outcome of labor induction and to compare its performance against the Bishop score. METHODS The Bishop score was determined by digital examination, and transvaginal ultrasonography was performed in 105 women at 37 to 42 weeks' gestation scheduled for labor induction.(More)
AIMS/INTRODUCTION Recently, patient-tailored statin therapy was proven effective for achieving target low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. It is unclear, however, whether this therapeutic modality would be effective for atherogenic lipid profiles and inflammation in patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study was an(More)
PURPOSE We constructed nomograms of fetal renal length and parenchymal area derived from ultrasound images to develop a standard for normal fetal renal growth. MATERIALS AND METHODS Longitudinal and transverse ultrasound renal images from 216 normal fetuses (16 to 41 weeks of gestation) were evaluated to construct growth charts. We measured the(More)
The esdC (early sexual development) gene was isolated by using an expressed sequence tag (EST) as a probe from a genomic library of the early sexual developmental stage mycelia of Aspergillus nidulans. The sequence analysis revealed that the esdC gene contains a 59bp intron and encodes a 266 amino acid polypeptide with a calculated molecular weight of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Delayed post-endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) bleeding (DPEB) is difficult to predict and there is controversy regarding the usefulness of prophylactic hemostasis during second-look endoscopy. This study evaluated the risk factors related to DPEB, the relationship between clinical outcomes and the Forrest classification, and the(More)
Microwave signal generation from the saturable absorber of a monolithic quantum dot passively mode-locked laser is presented. We observe a differential efficiency of 33% that measures the optical-to-RF power conversion. An optimum extraction efficiency of the saturable absorber of about 86% is also found. To assess the stability of the device, the(More)
The increases in serum lipid profiles at the onset of menopause are regarded as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This study was designed to clarify the effects of a dried aqueous soybean extract and ovariectomy on lipid parameters in rats fed with cholesterolemic diet. Twenty-four 9-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into two groups(More)