Jonghanne Park

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OBJECTIVES We investigated the effects of human resistin on atherosclerotic progression and clarified its underlying mechanisms. BACKGROUND Resistin is an adipokine first identified as a mediator of insulin resistance in murine obesity models. But, its role in human pathology is under debate. Although a few recent studies suggested the relationship(More)
Since the first isolation of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) from human peripheral blood in 1997, many researchers have conducted studies to understand the characteristics and therapeutic effects of EPCs in vascular disease models. Nevertheless, the electrophysiological properties of EPCs have yet to be clearly elucidated. The inward rectifier potassium(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic impact of microvascular status in patients with high fractional flow reserve (FFR) is not clear. OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to investigate the implications of coronary flow reserve (CFR) and the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) in patients who underwent FFR measurement. METHODS Patients with high FFR(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the distribution of pressure and shear-related forces acting on atherosclerotic plaques and their association with lesion characteristics using coronary CT angiography (cCTA)-based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of epicardial coronary arteries. METHODS Patient-specific models of epicardial coronary arteries were reconstructed(More)
The inhibitors of CD26 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4; DPP4) have been widely prescribed to control glucose level in diabetic patients. DPP4-inhibitors, however, accumulate stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α), a well-known inducer of vascular leakage and angiogenesis both of which are fundamental pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy. The aim of this study(More)
BACKGROUND There have been conflicting results across the trials that evaluated prophylactic efficacy of short-term high-dose statin pre-treatment for prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) in patients undergoing coronary angiography (CAG). The aim of the study was to perform an up-to-date meta-analysis regarding the efficacy of(More)
OBJECTIVES A Bayesian network meta-analysis was performed comparing the efficacy and safety of drug-eluting balloons (DEB), drug-eluting stents (DES), or plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA) for treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR). BACKGROUND Optimal treatment options for ISR have not been well established. METHODS Randomized, controlled trials(More)
OBJECTIVE In contrast to CD34, vascular endothelial-cadherin (VE-cadherin) is exclusively expressed on the late endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) whereas not on the early or myeloid EPC. Thus, VE-cadherin could be an ideal target surface molecule to capture circulating late EPC. In the present study, we evaluated whether anti-VE-cadherin antibody-coated(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence suggests that the diagnostic accuracy of myocardial perfusion imaging is improved by quantifying stress myocardial blood flow (MBF) in absolute terms. We evaluated a comprehensive quantitative (13)N-ammonia positron emission tomography ((13)NH3-PET) diagnostic panel, including stress MBF, coronary flow reserve (CFR), and relative(More)
Ex vivo expansion of human circulating angiogenic cells is a major challenge in autologous cell therapy for ischemic diseases. Here, we demonstrate that hematosphere-derived CXCR4(+)CD31(+) myeloid cells using peripheral blood possess robust proangiogenic capacity such as formation of vessel-like structures and tip cell-like morphology in Matrigel. We also(More)