Joong Won Lee

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There is increasing evidence that reactive oxygen species (ROS) contribute to post-ischemic reperfusion injury, but determination of the specific ROS involved has proven elusive. In the present study electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy was used in vitro to measure the relative quenching of singlet oxygen (1O2) by histidine and carnosine(More)
The clinical and preclinical use of high-field intensity (HF, 3 T and above) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners have significantly increased in the past few years. However, potential health risks are implied in the MRI and especially HF MRI environment due to high-static magnetic fields, fast gradient magnetic fields, and strong radiofrequency(More)
The PR (PRDI-BF1-RIZ) domain zinc finger protein 1 (PRDM1) is a transcription repressor with a pivotal role in plasma-cell differentiation. We identified clonal inactivating mutations in PRDM1 in the diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) cell line OCI-Ly3 and in 8 of 35 de novo clinical DLBCL samples. The mutational spectrum consists predominantly (7 cases)(More)
Use of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) is growing which increases occupational exposures to these materials. Their toxic potential makes it important to have an in-depth understanding of the inflammation and disease that develops due to exposure. Epigenetics is one area of interest that has been quickly developing to assess disease processes due to(More)
Quantitative monitoring of breakpoint cluster region (BCR)-Abelson kinase (ABL) transcripts has become indispensable in the clinical care of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia. Because quantity and quality of RNA in clinical samples are highly variable, a suitable internal normalization control is required for accurate BCR-ABL quantification.(More)
Gold nanorods (Au NRs) that absorb near-infrared (NIR) light have great potential in the field of nanomedicine. Photothermal therapy (PTT), a very attractive cancer therapy in nanomedicine, combines nanomaterials and light. The aim of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechanism involved in Au NR-mediated cytotoxic, genotoxic, and other biological(More)
Following one of the world's largest nuclear accidents, occured at Fukushima, Japan in 2011, a significant scientific effort has focused on minimizing the potential adverse health effects due to radiation exposure. The use of natural dietary antioxidants to reduce the risk of radiation-induced oxidative DNA damage is a simple strategy for minimizing(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The JAK2(V617F) mutation, which has been found in patients with myeloproliferative disorders (MPD), has not yet been evaluated in lymphoproliferative disorders by any adequately sensitive techniques. METHODS We investigated whether low levels of JAK2(V617F) are present in lymphoid neoplasms using a highly sensitive and highly specific(More)
Monitoring breakpoint cluster region-Abelson kinase (BCR-ABL) levels in patients treated for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) has become an integral part of patient management. Real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction is the method of choice for this purpose because of its high analytical sensitivity and reproducibility. Given the(More)
The M-protein is the major reference measure for response in multiple myeloma (MM) and its correct interpretation is key to clinical management. The emergence of oligoclonal banding is recognized as a benign finding in the postautologous stem cell transplantation setting (ASCT) for MM but its significance during non-myeloablative therapy is unknown. In a(More)