Sung-Tae Kim

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von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare autosomal dominant cancer syndrome. Although hypoxia-inducible factor-alpha (HIFalpha) is a well-documented substrate of von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor protein (pVHL), it remains unclear whether the dysregulation of HIF is sufficient to account for de novo tumorigenesis in VHL-deleted cells. Here we found that(More)
To characterize the development of leptomeningeal seeding (LMS) in patients with brain metastases after gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS). Eight hundred and twenty-seven patients that underwent GKRS as a part of an initial treatment plan for brain metastases between January 2002 and December 2010 were included in the study. Six hundred and fifty patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate ictal hyperperfusion patterns during semiologic progression of seizures, the authors performed SPECT subtraction in 50 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS The patients were categorized into five groups according to semiologic progression during ictal SPECT (Group 1 had aura only; Group 2 had motionless staring with(More)
UNLABELLED PET scanners with an elongated axial field of view intended to increase overall system sensitivity, such as the high-resolution research tomograph (HRRT) scanner, have been reported to produce images with decreased signals in the brain stem and cerebellum. The cause of this negative bias of the images was analyzed, and the effects of an(More)
UNLABELLED The hippocampus is one of the best-known neural structures in the brain and has been of interest in observing the substructures and their metabolic functions. However, it has been difficult to distinguish its substructures and functions in vivo because of its small size. METHODS (18)F-FDG PET and high-resolution MRI of the hippocampus were(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the differences in hippocampal volume (HV) between narcoleptics and normal controls and determine if HV is associated with memory function in narcoleptics. Left and right HV and intracranial volumes (ICV) were manually measured and compared between two groups. METHODS The study consisted(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have revealed that C-peptide induces smooth muscle cell proliferation and causes human atherosclerotic lesions in diabetic patients. The present study was designed to examine whether the basal C-peptide levels correlate with cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS Data was obtained from 467(More)
This study developed a microcrystallization process for indomethacin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), using a pH-shift method in aqueous solution. The physicochemical properties of the microcrystals produced were similar to those of the standard crystalline powder in X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to introduce a microvascular training model based on use of materials that can be easily obtained from the daily surroundings. METHODS Simple microinstruments and a medical school laboratory microscope were used for anastomosis training. Chicken blood vessels were used as a material for this study. A long segment of(More)
We demonstrate localized surface plasmon (LSP)-enhanced near-ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (NUV-LEDs) using silver (Ag) and platinum (Pt) nanoparticles (NPs). The optical output power of NUV-LEDs with metal NPs is higher by 20.1% for NUV-LEDs with Ag NPs and 57.9% for NUV-LEDs with Pt NPs at 20 mA than that of NUV-LEDs without metal NPs. The(More)