Sang Do Lee

Byeong Hwa Jeon7
Yeon-Mok Oh7
Tae Sun Shim6
Jin Bong Park6
7Byeong Hwa Jeon
7Yeon-Mok Oh
6Tae Sun Shim
6Jin Bong Park
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes pulmonary components with increased comorbidity rates, as well as being a systemic disease. Comorbidities may frequently occur in COPD patients over 40 yr old. We report the comorbidities of patients with COPD, diagnosed by spirometry, in a population-based epidemiologic survey in Korea. Data were(More)
TonEBP is a transcriptional activator that is expressed throughout development in many tissues and cell types. In the kidney medulla, TonEBP appears to be an important local regulator of differentiation by virtue of stimulating several genes. To study the function of TonEBP, two small interfering RNA (siRNA) duplexes were developed that reduced TonEBP(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common causes of chronic cough and a potential risk factor for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of GERD in patients with COPD and association between GERD and COPD exacerbation. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The isolation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has been increasing in South Korea. To date, however, the cause of this increase has not been determined, and it remains unclear whether the use of liquid media has contributed to this increase. The aim of this study was to evaluate the factors associated with NTM isolation and the impact of(More)
OBJECTIVE Expression of adhesion molecules on endothelial cells and subsequent monocyte adhesion are initial events in the development of atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of apurinic/apyrmidinic endonuclease1/redox factor-1 (APE1/ref-1) in the interaction of monocytes with vascular endothelial cells. METHODS Human(More)
PURPOSE Asthma is prevalent in many countries. Few studies have investigated the association between asthma and concomitant diseases. We retrospectively analyzed the fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey database, performed in 2008 using nationwide stratified random sampling to obtain a representative cohort of the Korean population. METHODS(More)
We evaluated the role of Tat-mediated p66shc transduction on the activation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase in cultured mouse endothelial cells. To construct the Tat-p66shc fusion protein, human full length p66shc cDNA was fused with the Tat-protein transduction domain. Transduction of TAT-p66shc showed a concentration- and time-dependent manner in(More)
PURPOSE Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1/redox factor-1 (APE1/Ref-1) is a multifunctional protein that shows elevated expression in a number of cancers. We attempted to determine whether serum APE1/Ref-1 is elevated in patients with bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serum APE1/Ref-1 levels were determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in(More)
The maintenance of water homeostasis under pathological conditions is mediated by the aquaporin-4 (AQP4) channel in astrocytes. To clarify the transcriptional regulation for AQP4 under conditions of astrocytic swelling, we examined the role of nuclear factor of activated T cells 5 (NFAT5). We evaluated NFAT5 expression patterns after the induction of brain(More)
Ulmus davidiana var. japonica Rehder (Urticales: Ulmaceae) (UD) is a tree widespread in northeast Asia. It is traditionally used for anticancer and anti-inflammatory therapy. The present study investigated the effect of an ethanol extract of UD on vascular tension and its underlying mechanism in rats. The dried root bark of UD was ground and extracted with(More)