Kyung Hee Kim

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Rosmarinic acid and chlorogenic acid are caffeic acid esters widely found in the plant kingdom and presumably accumulated as defense compounds. In a survey, more than 240 plant species have been screened for the presence of rosmarinic and chlorogenic acids. Several rosmarinic acid-containing species have been detected. The rosmarinic acid accumulation in(More)
Dr. E. Paul Torrance, “Father of Creativity,” is best known for developing the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT). The TTCT was developed by Torrance in 1966. It has been renormed 4 times: in 1974, 1984, 1990, and 1998. There are 2 forms (A and B) of the TTCT-Verbal and 2 forms (A and B) of the TTCT-Figural. However, in the scope of this review,(More)
The B-type Raf kinase (BRAF) protein is a serine/threonine kinase that has an important role in cellular proliferation, differentiation, and programmed cell death. The BRAF gene has been recently found to be mutated in human carcinomas, predominantly in malignant melanoma. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of the BRAF mutation in(More)
Four Lepidoptera-specific reference strains of Bacillus thuringiensis, belonging to serovars sumiyoshiensis (H3a:3d), fukuokaensis (H3a:3d:3e), darmstadiensis (H10a:10b) and japonensis (H23), which produce spherical parasporal inclusions, were examined for comparative characterization of delta-endotoxins. SDS-PAGE profiles of the alkali-solubilized(More)
ness of titles. The total Titles scores for Years 1984, 1990, 1998, and 2008 increased up to fifth grade, remained static in sixth grade, t(36,664)1⁄4 3.40, p1⁄4 .043, seventh and eighth grades, t(44,612)1⁄4 2.02, p1⁄4 .001, and high school, t(29,475)1⁄4 1.12, p1⁄4 .001, as Figure 1 shows. Titles scores significantly increased in adults, t(15,602)1⁄4 14.84,(More)
There is disagreement whether creativity is a unidimensional or multidimensional trait. The dimensionality of creativity is important to understand the mind’s cognitive functioning; thus aiding the development of human potential. Much of this dimensionality debate is related to the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT). Confirmatory factor analyses(More)
Post-menopausal women experience variable biological and psychological changes. The effect of reduced levels of estrogen can effect on post-menopausal depression. Estrogen triggers physiological responses by binding to the estrogen receptor (ER). Two subtypes of ER, ERa and ERb are now known. We investigated the significance of ERa and ERb polymorphisms and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS There are insufficient data comparing long-term prognoses after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and surgery. METHODS We compared the baseline characteristics and survival rates of patients (single, ≤3 cm, and Child-Pugh class A) treated surgically (n = 215) and with RFA (n = 255) from January 2000 to December 2007 at our institution. (More)
Regulation of the formation and function of bone-resorbing osteoclasts (OCs) is a key to understanding the pathogenesis of skeletal disorders. Gene-targeting studies have shown that the RANK signaling pathway plays a critical role in OC differentiation and function. Although pharmaceutical blockade of RANK may be a viable strategy for preventing bone(More)
The objective of this study is to investigate the expression of autophagy-related proteins (LC3 and beclin-1) in human placentas and the changes they undergo in the placentas from pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia (PE) and to explore the regulatory mechanisms of these proteins in JEG-3 cells in response to hypoxia or cytokine treatment.The presence of(More)