Sung Beom Han

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The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and its family members play an important role in the development and progression of lung cancers. It has been reported that somatic mutations in the tyrosine kinase domain of the EGFR or ERBB2 genes occur in a subset of patients with lung cancer. We searched for mutations of the EGFR, ERBB2, and KRAS genes in(More)
The purpose of this study is to comprehensively evaluate potential functional polymorphisms in the P21 gene in relation to the risk of lung cancer. We first determined the frequencies of P21 polymorphisms in 27 healthy Koreans, and then examined three polymorphisms (-2266G > A, S31R, and IVS2 + 16G > C), based on their frequencies and haplotype-tagging(More)
The methyl-CpG binding domain 1 (MBD1) protein plays an important role for transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Polymorphisms and haplotypes of the MBD1 gene may have an influence on MBD1 activity on gene expression profiles, thereby modulating an individual's susceptibility to lung cancer. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the association(More)
BACKGROUND The FAS and FASL system play an important role in regulating extrinsic apoptotic pathway and inappropriate regulation of this signaling pathway contributes to lung tumorigenesis. Polymorphisms in the promoter region of the FAS (-1377G>A and -670A>G) and FASL (-844C>T) have been shown to alter the transcriptional activities of these genes. In(More)
Polymorphisms in the DNA repair genes may be associated with differences in the capacity to repair DNA damage, and so this can influence an individual's susceptibility to lung cancer. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the association of hMSH2 -118T>C, IVS1+9G>C, IVS10+12A>G, and IVS12-6T>C genotypes and their haplotypes with the risk of lung cancer(More)
The solute carrier family 11 member 1 (SLC11A1) protein plays important roles in macrophage activation and displays pleiotropic effects on various macrophage functions, including the regulation of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), and oxidative burst. Considering the important roles of macrophage in the pathogenesis of(More)
The tyrosine kinase receptor EGFR pathway is one of the oncogenic signaling cascades involved in lung cancer, mediating the epidermal growth factor receptor gene EGFR. First-intron polymorphisms with greater numbers of CA dinucleotide repeats tend to downregulate EGFR expression, which suggests that this polymorphism may modulate susceptibility to lung(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms in Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) gene may influence EGFR production and/or activity, thereby modulating susceptibility to lung cancer. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the association between polymorphisms in the EGFR gene and the risk of lung cancer in a Korean population. METHODS We first examined the(More)
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