Suk Kyung Hong

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HuC encodes an RNA binding protein homologous to Drosophila elav that serves as an excellent early marker for differentiating neurons. We have characterized the promoter of the zebrafish HuC gene by examining the ability of 5'-upstream fragments to drive expression of green fluorescent protein (GFP) in live embryos. We determined that 2.8 kb of the(More)
Availability of new rotavirus vaccines highlights the need to maintain and enhance rotavirus strain surveillance. We collected stool samples from children with gastroenteritis admitted to eight hospitals in South Korea from April 2005 to March 2007. Of the 6057 samples collected, 1337 (22%) were positive for rotavirus by one of several antigen detection(More)
Major increases of hemoglobin concentration and hematocrit, possibly secondary to splenic contraction, have been noted during diving in the Weddell seal. We sought to learn whether this component of the diving response could be present in professional human breath-hold divers. Splenic size was measured ultrasonically before and after repetitive breath-hold(More)
The present communication reports the isolation and characterization of three new zebrafish elav/Hu (Kim, C.-H., Ueshima, E., Muraoka, O., Tanaka, H., Yeo, S.-Y., Huh, T.-L. and Miki, N., Zebrafish elav/HuC homologue as a very early neuronal marker. Neurosci. Lett., 216 (1996) 109-112) homologues, HuA, HuD and HuG. While HuA and HuG showed weak and(More)
PURPOSE Pulmonary complications frequently occur after liver transplantation, but the risk factors associated with them have not been fully determined. We therefore sought to identify risk factors for pulmonary complications among adult liver transplant recipients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 128 consecutive adult patients(More)
We investigated the role of capsaicin-sensitive small diameter fibers in the development of the thermal and mechanical allodynia in a new rat model for neuropathic pain, produced by transecting some but not all of the nerves innervating the tail. Capsaicin (50 mg/kg, s.c.) injected neonatally prior to the nerve injury produced thermal hypoalgesia in the(More)
A global regulatory protein, AfsR, involved in secondary metabolism, was found to be phosphorylated by a membrane-associated phosphokinase, named AfsK, of Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) and S. lividans. The N-terminal portion of AfsK, deduced from the nucleotide (nt) sequence of the afsK gene, which was located downstream from the afsR gene, showed(More)