Mi Yeong Hwang

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We investigated the value of mitochondrial small subunit rRNA gene (mt SSU rDNA) PCR-RFLP as a taxonomic tool for Acanthamoeba isolates with close inter-relationships. Twenty-five isolates representing 20 species were included in the analysis. As in nuclear 18S rDNA analysis, two type strains (A. astronyxis and A. tubiashi) of morphological group 1 diverged(More)
Subgenus classification of Acanthamoeba remains uncertain. Twenty-three reference strains of Acanthamoeba including 18 (neo)type-strains were subjected for classification at the subgenus level by riboprinting. PCR/RFLP analysis of 18S rRNA gene (rDNA). On the dendrogram reconstructed on the basis of riboprint analyses, two type-strains (A. astronyxis and A.(More)
Copy number variations (CNVs) are known risk factors in complex diseases. Array-based approaches have been widely used to detect CNVs, but limitations of array-based CNV detection methods, such as noisy signal and low resolution, have hindered detection of small CNVs. Recently, the development of next-generation sequencing techniques has increased rapidly(More)
Copy number variations (CNVs) have emerged as another important genetic marker in addition to SNP for understanding etiology of complex diseases. In light of this, we performed a genome-wide CNV study to identify type 2 diabetes (T2D)-associated CNV using an array comparative genomic hybridization from 3180 subjects for T2D cases (n=863) and controls(More)
The present study was undertaken to examine the role of arachidonic acid (AA) metabolites in hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R)-induced renal cell injury in rabbit renal cortical slices using AA metabolic inhibitors. Inhibitors of cyclooxygenase (indomethacin and diclofenac sodium) and lipoxygenase pathways (nordihydroguaiaretic acid, caffeic acid, and(More)
In an effort to identify novel genes that are expressed differentially in an infant thymus, we constructed an oligo-d(T) primed cDNA library from a human infant thymus followed by single-run partial sequencing to generate expressed sequence tags (ESTs). Characterization of more than 1400 sequences enabled us to convert human thymus transcripts into 1223(More)
SUMMARY Despite a growing interest in a correlation between copy number variations (CNVs) and flanking single nucleotide polymorphisms, few databases provide such information. In particular, most information on CNV available so far was obtained in Caucasian and Yoruba populations, and little is known about CNV in Asian populations. This article presents a(More)
Height is a classic polygenic trait with high heritability (h(2)=0.8). Recent genome-wide association studies have revealed many independent loci associated with human height. In addition, although many studies have reported an association between copy number variation (CNV) and complex diseases, few have explored the relationship between CNV and height.(More)
The taxonomic validity of morphological group III Acanthamoeba spp. is uncertain. In the present study, six type strains of group III Acanthamoeba spp., A. culbertsoni, A. healyi, A. pustulosa, A. palestinensis, A. royreba and A. lenticulata were subjected for the evaluation of their taxonomic validity by comparison of the isoenzyme patterns by isoelectic(More)
Transmission electron microscopy of an Acanthamoeba isolate (KA/L5) from a contact lens case revealed bacterial endosymbionts within cytoplasm of the amoebae. The Acanthamoeba isolate belonged to the morphological group II. Based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) of 18S ribosomal RNA coding DNA (rDNA),(More)