Junghoon Shin

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The physiologic function of natural killer T (NKT) cells in adaptive immunity remains largely unknown because most studies have used NKT cell agonists. In the present study, the role of NKT cells during the secondary effector phase was investigated separately from the primary immunization phase via adoptive transfer of differentiated effector T cells into(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the survival of patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LA-HNSCC) undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) alone with that of patients undergoing induction chemotherapy (IC) using docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil (TPF) followed by CRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
Establishing mixed chimerism is a promising approach for inducing donor-specific transplant tolerance. The establishment and maintenance of mixed chimerism may enable long-term engraftment of organ transplants while minimizing the use of immunosuppressants. Several protocols for inducing mixed chimerism have been reported; however, the exact mechanism(More)
Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells develop in the thymus upon recognition of CD1d expressed on developing thymocytes. Although CD4 and CD8 coreceptors are not directly involved in the interaction between CD1d and the T cell receptors (TCRs) of iNKT cells, a conspicuous lack of CD8(+) iNKT cells in mice raised the question of whether CD8(+) iNKT cells(More)
INTRODUCTION The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer recently proposed new M descriptors for the next edition of the TNM classification for NSCLC, subdividing the current M1b category into two subcategories: M1b, which indicates a solitary extrathoracic metastasis in a single organ, and M1c, which indicates multiple extrathoracic(More)
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma arising from a B-cell lineage characterized by the formation of malignant effusion in body cavities without evidence of a detectable tumor. The effusion contains tumor cells universally infected with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), which is the critical factor differentiating PEL from(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although multiple myeloma (MM) is typically a disease of the elderly, a certain subset of extremely young patients exists. It is necessary to establish clinicopathological characteristics for this population. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of MM patients whose age was 40 years or younger at diagnosis. RESULTS A total of 32(More)
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