Myungshin Kim

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OBJECTIVES Recently, resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins due to acquired beta-lactamases has been reported in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Ambler class A and D beta-lactamases and their extended-spectrum derivatives and antimicrobial susceptibilities of P. aeruginosa isolated from various(More)
Recent clinical trials using ex vivo expanded mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have raised interest in the safety and function of cultured MSCs. Here, to assess the feasibility of using allogenic human umbilical cord blood serum (CBS) for humanized clinical-grade expansion of MSCs, we characterized MSCs expanded in CBS and compared them to MSCs expanded in(More)
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by clonal proliferation of stem cell-like blasts in bone marrow (BM); however, their unique cellular interaction within the BM microenvironment and its functional significance remain unclear. Here, we assessed the BM microenvironment of AML patients and demonstrate that the leukemia(More)
We evaluated the characteristics of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) and hematopoietic cells (HCs) from patients of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS, n=21) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML, n=58), and compared the results with control BMSCs derived from healthy donors (n=8). The patient BMSCs had lower proliferative activity than that of the controls due to(More)
The t(7;12)(q36;p13) is one of the recurrent cytogenetic abnormalities that involves the ETV6 gene. It is found in patients suffering with infantile acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We reviewed the cytogenetic and clinical findings of 215 pediatric patients (ages </=17) who were diagnosed with AML to check for abnormalities of 7q and/or 12p. Fluorescence in(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate centrosome abnormalities in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and to assess their relationship with DNA aneuploidy, the expression of the cell cycle-associated proteins, and clinicopathological profiles. Tissue microarrays were constructed from 175 NSCLCs. We analyzed centrosome abnormalities and the expression(More)
With contrasting observations on the effects of beta-catenin on hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), the precise role of Wnt/beta-catenin signals on HSC regulation remains unclear. Here, we show a distinct mode of Wnt/beta-catenin signal that can regulate HSCs in a stroma-dependent manner. Stabilization of beta-catenin in the bone marrow stromal cells promoted(More)
SET-NUP214 rearrangement is a recently recognized recurrent chromosomal translocation mostly observed in T-ALL. In order to characterize this rare entity, we performed phenotypic and genetic characterization of SET-NUP214 rearrangement through an investigation of a series of 40 consecutive samples of adult T-ALL that was selected among 229 adult ALL cases(More)
To identify a fast and sensitive method for screening for mutations in patients with imatinib- resistant chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), we compared allele specific oligonucleotide- polymerase chain reaction (ASO-PCR) assay with conventional direct sequencing. Among the 68 imatinib resistant CML patients studied, 18 amino acid substitutions were detected in(More)
To characterize the incidence, clinical features and genetics of ETV6-ABL1 leukemias, representing targetable kinase-activating lesions, we analyzed 44 new and published cases of ETV6-ABL1-positive hematologic malignancies [22 cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (13 children, 9 adults) and 22 myeloid malignancies (18 myeloproliferative neoplasms, 4 acute(More)