K. I. Chung

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Lon protease degrades oxidatively damaged proteins in mitochondrial matrix. To examine the relationships between mitochondrial quality control, mitochondrial functions and diabetes, we investigated whether lon protease deficiency influences insulin resistance by affecting mitochondrial function. Lon protease-specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) was(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is found to affect 2–4% of the middle-aged population in several Caucasian studies, whereas the prevalence among other ethnic groups have not been clearly documented. It has been reported that OSA and systemic hypertension are highly associated; we therefore conducted a study on Chinese subjects who were receiving treatment for(More)
Feasibility of identifying viable myocardium in rest and stress magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was evaluated using 3 hr occlusion and 30 min reperfusion model of left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery in 12 felines. At rest MRI, viable myocardium confirmed by 2,3,5-triphenyl tetrazolium chloride (TTC)-staining showed rapid signal intensity (SI)(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil has a relatively poor prognosis. Aggressive surgery, radiation therapy and combinations of irradiation and surgery have been employed but there exists some controversy about the efficacy of these treatment modalities. The purpose of this paper is to compare the efficacy of treatment between the surgery followed by(More)
Cases of hospital acquired pneumonia occurring during the 1st 12 months of Medico-Surgical ICU (Intensive care unit, MSICU) in operation were evaluated retrospectively to determine its incidence, common causative pathogens, outcome and radiological patterns with the new hospital setting providing a unique relatively aseptic environment. Among the 920(More)
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