Min Jeong Kim

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For gene regulation, some transcriptional activators bind periodically to promoters with either a fast (approximately 1 minute) or a slow (approximately 15 to 90 minutes) cycle. It is uncertain whether the fast cycle occurs on natural promoters, and the function of either cycle in transcription remains unclear. We report that fast and slow cycling can occur(More)
The anti-inflammatory, antifibrotic, and antiproteinuric properties of vitamin D have been defined in studies using active vitamin D analogs. In this prospective observational study we determined whether nutritional vitamin D repletion can have additional beneficial effects in patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy already established on(More)
We isolated anthocyanins from fruits of Vitis coignetiae Pulliat, characterized the anthocyanin profile, and investigated the anti-invasive effects of the anthocyanins on human colon cancer cells. The anthocyanins inhibited cell invasion in a dose-dependent manner, as measured by Matrigel invasion assays, by suppression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2(More)
BACKGROUND Electrospinning is a simple and effective method for fabricating micro- and nanofiber matrices. Electrospun fibre matrices have numerous advantages for use as tissue engineering scaffolds, such as high surface area-to-volume ratio, mass production capability and structural similarity to the natural extracellular matrix (ECM). Therefore,(More)
In the course of screening for biological active compounds from microbial origins, various strains were isolated from roots of Mimosa pudica using standard dilution agar plate method. One isolate was selected for further studies of bacterial anti-fungal properties. It was designated MSSP and identified as Burkholderia sp. by many biological characteristics(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the coexistence rate and related factors of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and congenital muscular torticollis (CMT), and to determine whether ultrasonography (US) gives good value for screening of DDH in CMT. METHOD We prospectively examined 121 infants (73 males and 48 females) diagnosed with CMT to determine the(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort-nested longitudinal study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate radiologic and clinically functional outcomes after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using 3 different fusion construct systems applying an accurate and reliable methodology. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA ACDF is an established procedure that(More)
Phenotypic screening for bile salt hydrolase (BSH) activity was performed on Lactobacillus acidophilus PF01 isolated from piglet feces. A gene encoding BSH was identified and cloned from the genomic library of L. acidophilus PF01. The bsh gene and surrounding regions were characterized by nucleotide sequence analysis and were found to contain a single open(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Multifocal seeding of the leptomeninges by malignant cells, which is usually referred to as leptomeningeal carcinomatous metastasis, produces substantial morbidity and mortality. The diagnosis of leptomeningeal metastasis is usually established by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) investigation, including cytology, cell counts, protein,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS At present, triple therapy schemes are recommended by national and international consensus conferences for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. However, even with the most effective current treatment regimens, about 10-20% of patients fail to eradicate H. pylori, necessitating alternative strategy to eradicate H.(More)