Sung-Kyu Kim

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs, which play significant roles as posttranscriptional regulators. The functions of animal miRNAs are generally based on complementarity for their 5' components. Although several computational miRNA target-gene prediction methods have been proposed, they still have limitations in revealing actual target genes. We(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion using cervical plates has been seen as effective at relieving cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy symptoms. Although it is commonly used, subsequent disc degeneration at levels adjacent to the fusion remains an important problem. However, data on the frequency, impact, and predisposing factors for(More)
ProMiR is a web-based service for the prediction of potential microRNAs (miRNAs) in a query sequence of 60-150 nt, using a probabilistic colearning model. Identification of miRNAs requires a computational method to predict clustered and nonclustered, conserved and nonconserved miRNAs in various species. Here we present an improved version of ProMiR for(More)
We find that salicylic acid and ethephon treatment in hot pepper increases the expression of a putative basic/leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor gene, CabZIP1. CabZIP1 mRNA is expressed ubiquitously in various organs. The green fluorescent protein-fused transcription factor, CabZIP1::GFP, can be specifically localized to the nucleus, an action that(More)
Capsicum annuum L. Bugang exhibits a hypersensitive response against Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) P(0) infection. The C. annuumUDP-glucosyltransferase 1 (CaUGT1) gene was upregulated during resistance response to TMV and by salicylic acid, ethephon, methyl viologen, and sodium nitroprusside treatment. When the gene was downregulated by virus-induced gene(More)
BACKGROUND There are two surgical approaches for distal soft-tissue procedures for the correction of hallux valgus-the dorsal first web-space approach, and the medial transarticular approach. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes achieved after use of either of these approaches combined with a distal chevron osteotomy in patients with(More)
The purpose of this prospective randomized clinical study was to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes, including tibial tunnel widening and the progression of osteoarthritis after ACL reconstruction using a hamstring autograft or a tibialis allograft. In addition, we compared the graft tear and synovial coverage of grafts in patients that(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the antiinflammatory effects of Bifidobacterium lactis on intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) and on experimental acute murine colitis and its tumor prevention effects on colitis-associated cancer (CAC) in mice. METHODS Human HT-29 cells were stimulated with IL-1beta, lipopolysaccharides, or tumor(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of medial support and clinical factors responsible on outcomes and major complications associated with treatment of unstable proximal humerus fractures using a locking plate and suture augmentation. METHODS Sixty-three cases in 62 patients (42 female, 20 male) were evaluated between September(More)
Our aim was to evaluate tunnel-graft angle, tunnel length and position and change in graft length between transtibial (30 patients) and anteromedial (30 patients) portal techniques using 3D knee models after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The 3D angle between femoral or tibial tunnels and graft at 0° and 90° flexion were compared between(More)