Seung Hun Lee

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Naturally occurring triterpenoids such as oleanolic acid (OA) and ursolic acid (UA) are known to have anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic activities in some types of cells. Although it has been reported that UA increases the amount of ceramide in keratinocytes, there is little study on the mechanism of triterpenoids involved in the differentiation of(More)
Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is a tick-borne infectious disease caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum, an obligate intracellular bacterium. Until now, the utility of tick-bite site samples for HGA diagnosis has not been reported. Using a patient's buffy coat and tick-bite site crust samples, we performed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing using(More)
Although Q fever is an important zoonotic infection with a worldwide distribution, no human isolates of Coxiella burnetii have been identified in Korea. For the first time, we identified the nucleotide sequence of C. burnetii from a 32-year-old man with an acute febrile illness in Korea. Diagnosis of acute Q fever was confirmed by seroconversion using(More)
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