Soung Min Kim

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BACKGROUND Poor prognosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is partly attributed to the lack of significant tumor marker for accurate staging and prognostication. We have evaluated survivin, which is a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis family as a cancer marker associated with proliferation, angiogenesis, oral carcinogenesis, and OSCC patient(More)
Although many studies highlighted cyclooxygenase2 (COX2) inhibition as a promising therapeutic strategy for cancer, more evidence is needed for clinical application. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of COX2 inhibition as a strategic treatment modality for head and neck carcinoma (HNC). We tested COX2 inhibitor, celecoxib in six(More)
The use of artificial nerve conduit containing viable Schwann cells is one of the most promising strategies to repair peripheral nerve injury. To fabricate an effective nerve conduit whose microstructure and internal environment are more favorable in nerve regeneration than those currently existing, a new three-dimensional (3D) Schwann cell culture(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potency of EGFR pathway inhibition achieved by combining cetuximab, an anti-EGFR monoclonal antibody, and genistein, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which target extracellular and intracellular domains of the receptor, respectively, in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in vitro and in vivo. Two OSCC cell lines,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to consider the indications and evaluate the clinical advantages and disadvantages including, results and complications, of immediate reconstruction using a latissimus dorsi (LD) free flap and reconstruction plate (R-plate) in advanced oro-mandibular tumour resection. METHODS AND MATERIALS Our cohort included 116(More)
Ameloblastin (also designated amelin and sheathlin) is an enamel matrix protein expressed within the ameloblast lineage. In this study we analyzed the structure of the rat ameloblastin gene and characterized its subtypes. The promoter sequence contains several E-box-like elements, and consensus sequences for AP1 and SP1. The gene is about 6 kb in length and(More)
T-box transcription factor 22 (Tbx22) belongs to the T-box family of transcription factors and was originally found using an in silico approach to identify new genes in the human Xq12-Xq21 region. Mutations in Tbx22 have been reported in families with X-linked cleft palate and ankyloglossia, but the underlying pathogenetic mechanism remains unknown. The aim(More)
Several studies have demonstrated that human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells can promote neural regeneration following brain injury. However, the therapeutic effects of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells in guiding peripheral nerve regeneration remain poorly understood. This study was designed to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the recombinant human nerve growth factor (rhNGF-β) gene transfer at a crush-injured sensory nerve can enhance nerve regeneration. STUDY DESIGN A 4-mm crush injury was made on the mental nerve of mandible in rats, and rhNGF-β adenovirus (6 μL, concentration = 1.0 × 10(11) pfu/μL) was injected at the(More)
PURPOSE Patients undergoing impacted mandibular third molar (IMTM) extraction often have severe perioperative anxiety, which may lead to increased perceptions of pain and vital sign instability throughout surgery. Intraoperational musical interventions have been used during operations to decrease patient anxiety levels. We investigated the anxiolytic(More)