Jong Yeol Kim

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It has been newly reported in recent studies that single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the first intron of the FTO gene have been associated with BMI in whites. To determine whether the gene is associated with BMI in Asians also, we performed a replication study of the association of the gene with BMI in a Korean population. Two SNPs in the FTO gene(More)
The study was approved by the institutional review board, and informed consent was obtained from the patients' parents. Twenty-three consecutive infants suspected of having biliary atresia (BA) were prospectively examined by using mangafodipir trisodium (Mn-DPDP)-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiography. Sequential T1-weighted spoiled gradient-echo(More)
BACKGROUND Mitochondrial uncoupling proteins (UCPs) are considered pivotal regulators of energy and glucose homeostasis. We examined the effect of 23 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the UCP genes on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and related phenotypes to identify genetic factors that may be involved in susceptibility to T2DM. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Visceral obesity is associated with facial characteristics and chronic disease, but no studies on the best predictor of visceral obesity based on facial characteristics have been reported. The aims of the present study were to investigate the association of visceral obesity with facial characteristics, to determine the best predictor of normal(More)
A-1766G polymorphism, for the first time, has been found in the sequencing of pooled and individual genomic DNA of Korean subjects at the 5' flanking region of the UCP-1 gene. The effects of new polymorphism on body fat were elucidated among 387 Korean female subjects. It was shown that the genotypes AA, AG, and GG were consisted of 57.4%, 37.7%, and 4.9%,(More)
Sasang constitutional medicine (SCM) is a unique traditional Korean therapeutic alternative form of medicine. Based on the Yin and Yang theory and on Confucianism, humans are classified into four constitutions. These differ in terms of (i) sensitivity to certain groups of herbs and medicines, (ii) equilibrium among internal organic functions, (iii) physical(More)
Sasang Constitutional Medicine (SCM) is a traditional Korean form of medicine widely used in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of disease. This paper reviews the main aspects of SCM and "physiome" with emphasis on integrative and holistic characteristics. Methodological and physiological aspects of SCM are summarized with reference to existing studies.(More)
A large-scale, genome-wide association study was performed to identify genetic variations influencing serum bilirubin levels using 8841 Korean individuals. Significant associations were observed at UGT1A1 (rs11891311, P = 4.78 x 10(-148)) and SLCO1B3 (rs2417940, P = 1.03 x 10(-17)), which are two previously identified loci. The two single-nucleotide(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a complex disorder defined by a cluster of abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia, and hypertension; the condition is recognized as a risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This study assessed the effects of the Sasang constitution group (SCG) on the risk of MS in Korean subjects. We have analyzed(More)
Apolipoprotein A5 (APOA5) was identified as a strong modulator of serum lipids. Moreover, an APOA5 gene -1131T>C polymorphism has been associated with serum lipids, but the results are inconsistent according to ethnic and racial groups. We have genotyped and analyzed 1,619 outpatients of Korean oriental medicine hospitals who were classified into three(More)