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The Klotho knockout mouse is thought to be a good animal model for human aging. Recent studies have reported on the association of KLOTHO gene mutation with cardiovascular disease in humans. We observed the frequencies of single nucleotide polymorphisms, that is, G-395A in the promoter region, C1818T in exon 4, and a functional variant, KL-VS, of KLOTHO(More)
Adiponectin, an adipocyte-secreted protein, is known to have anti-atherogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties and its serum levels are decreased in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and coronary artery disease. Several studies have been performed to investigate the association of genetic variations in the adiponectin with obesity, insulin(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the association of different genotypes in C161-->T substitution in exon 6 of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma) gene with bone turnover markers, bone mineral density (BMD), and serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) in female subjects to reveal the role of PPARgamma in bone. STUDY DESIGN In 263 healthy Korean women(More)
BACKGROUND In spite of the increasing information that has recently been accumulated on the involvement of ghrelin and leptin in the control of energy balance, the relationship between ghrelin and leptin and the growth hormone (GH)-insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) axis in the pathological condition characterized by GH deficiency has been poorly(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, considerable interest has been focused on the positive relationship between inflammation and the metabolic syndrome (MS). Therefore, we investigated whether the baseline plasma levels of the high-sensitivity C-reactive protein could be associated with future risk for MS in apparently healthy Koreans. METHODS A total of 1132 subjects(More)
OPG (osteoprotegerin) is an inhibitor of osteoclastogenesis and recent work suggests it has a role in atherosclerosis. Therefore we measured serum OPG levels in patients with coronary artery disease, compared the serum OPG levels among the different groups according to the number of stenotic vessels and determined whether there was any correlation with(More)
Lethal factor (LF) is a component of anthrax lethal toxin (LeTx). We generated anti-LF murine monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) that show LeTx-neutralizing activity in vitro and in vivo. Anti-LF MAbs were generated by immunization with recombinant LF, and the MAbs showing LeTx-neutralizing activity in vitro were selected. Two MAbs with the highest affinities,(More)
Because T2DM increases the risk of coronary atherosclerosis and CAD and new noninvasive techniques to assess CVD risk have gained considerable popularity, it is important to know how these tools relate to each other. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the extent of coronary artery calcification measured by MDCT, plasma OPG(More)
A phase I trial of first-line vorinostat, an orally bio-available histone deacetylase inhibitor, in combination with capecitabine plus cisplatin (XP) was performed to assess recommend phase II trial dose in patients with advanced gastric cancer. Five dose levels of three-weekly vorinostat-XP were tested; vorinostat was dosed at 300–400 mg once daily on Days(More)
Composite resin has been increasingly used in an effort to remove minimal amount of tooth structure and are used for restoring not just carious cavities but also cervical abrasion. To synthesize composite resin, bisphenol A (BPA) is used. The aim of the study was to measure the changes in salivary BPA level related with composite resin restoration. ELISA(More)