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Association of vascular endothelial growth factor polymorphisms with nonproliferative and proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
CONTEXT Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent angiogenic and vascular permeability factor, and its polymorphisms are associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) andExpand
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Effect of PPAR-δ agonist on the expression of visfatin, adiponectin, and resistin in rat adipose tissue and 3T3-L1 adipocytes
Abstract It has been recently reported that activation of PPAR-δ, by specific agonists or genetic manipulation, alleviates dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia, and insulin resistance in animal models ofExpand
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Effect of PPAR-α and -γ agonist on the expression of visfatin, adiponectin, and TNF-α in visceral fat of OLETF rats☆
A variety of adipocytokines and peptides secreted from adipocytes have been considered to play a crucial role in obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Recently, visfatin, a newExpand
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Papillary thyroid carcinoma arising in a branchial cleft cyst.
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Fra-1 Expression in Malignant and Benign Thyroid Tumor
Background: The differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules is very important in deciding the treatment modality and the fine needle aspiration is the best diagnostic method. But, there are someExpand
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Comparison of the Efficacy and Safety of Glimepiride/Metformin Fixed Combination Versus Free Combination in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial
Background: Failure to manage diabetes mellitus receiving monotherapy increases as the duration of the disease is protracted, and in many cases it becomes inevitable to introduce combined therapies.Expand
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[An evaluation of sampling design for estimating an epidemiologic volume of diabetes and for assessing present status of its control in Korea].
OBJECTIVES An appropriate sampling strategy for estimating an epidemiologic volume of diabetes has been evaluated through a simulation. METHODS We analyzed about 250 million medical insuranceExpand
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Relationship between Serum Adiponectin and Development of the Metabolic Syndrome
Background: We investigated whether low serum adiponectin concentrations are able to predict the future development of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Methods: This was a prospective cohortExpand
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