Soo Jung Lee

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AIMS Invasive breast carcinoma (IBC) with neuroendocrine (NE) differentiation has been controversial in terms of its definition and clinical outcome. We investigated the incidence and clinical significance of NE differentiation in patients with IBC. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed immunohistochemistry for NE markers, chromogranin-A and synaptophysin on(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence suggests that the rs2910164 variant of miR-146a is associated with the development of certain types of cancer. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the association of this genetic variant with susceptibility and prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Genotyping analyses of(More)
Fibronectin (FN), a large heterodimeric glycoprotein, can be found in soluble form in plasma or in insoluble form as an extracellular matrix protein. Cellular FN is produced by various types of benign and malignant epithelial and mesenchymal cells and is widely distributed in malignant tumors. We evaluated FN expression in cancer cells (epithelial FN; E-FN)(More)
Ovarian serous carcinoma is a highly aggressive neoplastic disease in women. Our previous studies have demonstrated Notch3 gene amplification and upregulation in many ovarian serous carcinomas and Notch pathway activity contributed to drug resistance. Among different Notch3 ligands, Jagged1 is most dominant in ovarian cancer, and Notch3 pathway activity(More)
PURPOSE Although the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) superfamily has been identified to critically influence tumor-related angiogenesis, the prognostic significance of a VEGF expression in gastric cancer is still controversial. Accordingly, the present study analyzed the VEGF-A and VEGF-C expressions and their impact on the prognosis of patients(More)
BACKGROUND As microRNAs play important roles in cancer development and progression by regulating the expressions of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes though interacting with the 3' untranslated region (UTR) of target genes, we aimed to evaluate the association between genetic variants of miRNAs and their binding sites and prognosis in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study investigated the expression of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and the chemokine receptor (CXCR4) in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who received rituximab-based therapy. METHODS Seventy patients with DLBCL and treated with rituximab-CHOP (R-CHOP) were included, and immunohistochemistry was performed to determine(More)
BACKGROUND To date, various types of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) have been developed for clinical use. AlloDerm is the most familiar type of ADM to most surgeons in breast reconstruction. It is prepared by freeze-drying. CG CryoDerm is the first form of ADM that requires no drying process. Therefore, theoretically, it has a higher degree of preservation(More)
OBJECTIVES Phosphorylated AMP-activated protein kinase (pAMPK) plays a central role in cellular metabolic sensing and energy balance homeostasis, and interacts with various pathways [e.g., TP53, mTOR, NUAK2 (sucrose nonfermenting-like kinase), MAPK3/1 (ERK) and PDK]. Therefore, the present study analyzed the expression of pAMPK, NUAK2, MAPK3/1 and PDK-1 and(More)
Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is the best understood cause of dominantly inherited stroke and results from NOTCH3 mutations that lead to NOTCH3 protein accumulation and selective arterial smooth muscle degeneration. Previous studies show that NOTCH3 protein forms multimers. Here, we(More)