Sang-Soo Kang

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OBJECTIVE This study investigated the effects of resveratrol, a natural polyphenol with neuroprotective properties, on retinal neuronal cell death mediated by diabetes-induced activation of Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Diabetes was induced in C57BL/6 mice by five consecutive intraperitoneal injections(More)
Neurofibrillary tangle (NFT) is a characteristic hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. GSK3β has been reported to play a major role in the NFT formation of tau. Dysfunction of autophagy might facilitate the aggregate formation of tau. The present study examined the role of GSK3β-mediated phosphorylation of tau species on their autophagic degradation. We(More)
Transthyretin (TTR) is a human disease-associated amyloidogenic protein that has been implicated in senile systemic amyloidosis (SSA) and familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP). FAP typically results in severe and early-onset disease, and the only therapy established so far is liver transplantation; thus, developing new strategies for treating FAP is of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcomes of the over-tensioning technique compared with those of the standard tensioning technique in the transfer of extensor indicis proprius (EIP) to extensor pollicis longus (EPL) for the chronic rupture of the thumb extensor. METHODS Data were collected from patients who underwent(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE To report our results of a sacroplasty technique, using 3-dimensional C-arm CT for the treatment of sacral body fracture. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Sacroplasty may provide symptomatic relief and hasten recovery in the treatment of sacral insufficiency fractures. To our knowledge, there is no case report in the(More)
This is an uncopyedited electronic version of an article accepted for publication in Diabetes. The American Diabetes Association, publisher of Diabetes, is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it by third parties. The definitive publisher-authenticated version will be available in a future(More)
OBJECTIVE Protein kinase C (PKC)-delta, an upstream regulator of the Akt survival pathway, contributes to cellular dysfunction in the pathogenesis of diabetes. Herein, we examined the role of PKC-delta in neuronal apoptosis through Akt in the retinas of diabetic rats. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We used retinas from 24- and 35-week-old male Otsuka(More)
Background The failure modes, time to development, and clinical relevance are known to differ between proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) and proximal junctional failure (PJF). However, there are no reports that study the risk factors of PJK and PJF separately. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors for PJK and PJF separately.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The axillary vein is another option for central venous catheterisation, with less chance of accidental arterial puncture as there is a greater distance between artery and vein, and from vein to rib cage, compared with other sites. Better success, lower complication rates and faster access can be achieved with ultrasound guidance(More)
A 51-year-old man with a 1-month history of lower back pain and radiating pain visited to our pain clinic. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan demonstrated a cyst like mass at the level of the L4-5 interspace and compression of the thecal sac and the nerve root on the right side. We performed percutaneous needle aspiration of the lumbar zygapophyseal(More)