S. Hong

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In January 1984 the River Dee in north Wales was contaminated with phenol, with subsequent contamination of the tap water received by about two million consumers. A retrospective postal survey of 594 households was undertaken to determine whether consumption of this contaminated water was associated with illness. Subjects in areas that received contaminated(More)
We describe how structured illumination patterns can be used to increase the resolution of an imaging system for optical microscopy. A target is illuminated by a sequence of finely textured light patterns formed by the interference of multiple coherent beams. The sequence of brightness values reported from a single pixel of a CCD imager encodes the target(More)
Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) causes a highly contagious disease among swine that has an important economic impact worldwide. CSFV strain LOM is an attenuated virus of low virulent strain of Miyagi isolated from Japan in 1956. Eight DNA fragments representing the genome of the CSFV strain LOM were obtained by RT-PCR. These were used to determine the(More)
Genome-wide association for major depression through age at onset stratificationGenomic analysis of age at onset in depression, Biological Psychiatry, This is a PDF file of an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. As a service to our customers we are providing this early version of the manuscript. The manuscript will undergo(More)
Replication of the hepatitis B virus is suppressed by deficiency of the X protein. Although several molecules that block cellular targets of X protein reduce the production of hepatitis B virus progeny, the effect of a specific inhibitor of X protein on viral replication has not been investigated. To block X protein specifically, we adopted an intracellular(More)
Aldosterone synthase plays an important role in determining the levels of aldosterone secretion. Polymorphisms of the aldosterone synthase gene (CYP11B2) are suggested to be associated with essential hypertension. In this study, we examined associations of CYP11B2 polymorphisms [−344T/C, K173R and intron 2 conversion (IC)] with Korean hypertensive patients.(More)
BACKGROUND T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing 3 protein (Tim-3) expressed on terminally differentiated Th1 cells plays a suppressive role in Th1-mediated immune responses. Recently, it has been shown that N-glycosylation affects the binding activity of the Tim-3-Ig fusion protein to its ligand, galectin-9, but the binding properties of(More)
Apolipoprotein C3 (ApoC3) plays a regulatory role in triglyceride (TG) metabolism. The higher level of TG can be a cause in pathogenesis of the vascular diseases or metabolic syndrome (MetS). In this study, we examined the associations of ApoC3 polymorphisms (−482C>T rs2854117 and 3238G>C rs5128) with Korean MetS patients. A total of 835 subjects were(More)