SungMin Rhee

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MOTIVATION Gene clusters are arrangements of functionally related genes on a chromosome. In bacteria, it is expected that evolutionary pressures would conserve these arrangements due to the functional advantages they provide. Visualization of conserved gene clusters across multiple genomes provides key insights into their evolutionary histories. Therefore,(More)
MOTIVATION It is now well established that microRNAs (miRNAs) play a critical role in regulating gene expression in a sequence-specific manner, and genome-wide efforts are underway to predict known and novel miRNA targets. However, the integrated miRNA-mRNA analysis remains a major computational challenge, requiring powerful informatics systems and(More)
Drought-stress can cause major economic loss and is a serious issue to address in agriculture. Defining the molecular pathways in how a plant responds to drought-stress may prove valuable in developing new drought-resistant plants. In this study, we identified several novel drought-responsive regulatory coding and noncoding transcripts in rice, Oryza sativa(More)
BACKGROUND Arthroscopic iliopsoas tendon release was introduced in 2000. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes of arthroscopic iliopsoas tendon release for painful internal snapping hip with concomitant hip pathologies. METHODS Between January 2009 and December 2011, we performed arthroscopic iliopsoas tendon release and related(More)
Numerous causes of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) have been reported. Commonly, secondary osteoarthropathy accompanies pulmonary diseases such as carcinoma of the lung, pleural tumors, lung abscesses, and bronchiectasis. However, HOA in inflammatory bowel disease is a rare complication. There are only a few reports of secondary HOA with Crohn's(More)
DNA methylation is an epigenetic modification of DNA that adds a methyl group to cytosine. Aberrant DNA methylation in the CpG context is frequently observed in cancer cells and it is known that aberrant DNA methylation silences tumor repressor genes. However, the mechanism of DNA methylation is not well understood. A widely accepted hypothesis is that DNA(More)
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