Jun-Sang Sunwoo

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INTRODUCTION Lacosamide is a novel antiepileptic drug that acts mainly via the selective enhancement of slow inactivation of voltage-gated sodium channels. It has been reported that lacosamide is effective and generally tolerable as an adjuvant treatment in patients with partial seizures. There are few reports regarding liver damage caused by lacosamide. We(More)
Genome-wide profiling has revealed that eukaryotic genomes are transcribed into numerous non-coding RNAs. In particular, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been implicated in various human diseases due to their biochemical and functional diversity. Epileptic disorders have been characterized by dysregulation of epigenetic regulatory mechanisms, and recent(More)
The use of lamotrigine (LTG) can be limited by the occurrence of cutaneous adverse drug reactions (cADRs) that range from maculopapular eruption (MPE) to the more severe Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. A few human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-related genetic risk factors for carbamazepine-induced cADR have been identified. However, the(More)
With the recent advancement in transcriptome-wide profiling approach, numerous non-coding transcripts previously unknown have been identified. Among the non-coding transcripts, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have received increasing attention for their capacity to modulate transcriptional regulation. Although alterations in the expressions of non-coding(More)
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease caused by cytosine-adenine-guanine trinucleotide repeat expansion in the huntingtin gene. Growing evidence supports the regulatory functions of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the disease process, but little is known about the association between lncRNAs and neuronal death in HD. Here, we(More)
Contactin-associated protein-like 2 (CASPR2) is one of the target antigens of voltage-gated potassium channels (VGKC) complex antibodies. There has been relatively little information in the literature regarding CASPR2 autoimmunity, especially in Asian population. We investigated the presence of CASPR2 antibodies in patients with presumed autoimmune(More)
Our data have shown that nitrite therapy can rescue the ischemic brain when injected <3h after cerebral ischemic-reperfusion (I/R) injury and its effects can be prolonged to 4.5h in combination with memantine. We investigated whether or not long-term nitrite therapy is beneficial in ischemic brains. Sodium nitrite (1-100 μg/kg ip) or saline were(More)
The aim of this study was to compare serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytokine/chemokine levels between anti-NMDAR and anti-LGI1 encephalitis patients. Samples from fourteen anti-NMDAR encephalitis patients, ten anti-LGI1 encephalitis patients, and ten controls were analyzed for the following cytokines/chemokines: IL-1b, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-10,(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with postural tachycardia syndrome often appear depressive and report diminished quality of life (QOL). In the current study, we first evaluated if the maximal heart rate (HR) increment after standing is associated with the clinical symptoms in patients with excessive orthostatic tachycardia (OT). Next, we investigated the correlations(More)
A considerable portion of autoimmune encephalitis (AE) does not respond to conventional immunotherapies and subsequently has poor outcomes. We aimed to determine the efficacy of tocilizumab, an anti-interleukin-6 antibody, in rituximab-refractory AE compared with other treatment options. From an institutional cohort of AE, 91 patients with inadequate(More)