Ung Suk Yang

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatic steatosis occurs frequently in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Recently, several studies suggested that steatosis plays an important role as a cofactor in other liver diseases such as hepatic fibrosis, hepatitis, and liver cancer. In contrast to HCV, however, the molecular(More)
BACKGROUND Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) have been widely used in inoperable malignant gastric outlet obstructions, but stent obstructions caused by tumor ingrowth and migration are a major problem of SEMS. The aims of this study were to assess the rate of stent restenosis, to identify lesion characteristics related to early restenosis by tumor(More)
(-)-Epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) is a potent antioxidant polyphenol in green tea that acts as an anticancer agent via both direct and indirect pathways. Although the relationship between EGCG's anticancer effects and its antioxidant activity is not fully understood, it is known that EGCG stimulates production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which(More)
The involvement of NF-kappa B binding activity is known to be important in the mechanism of acute liver injury and in the induction of cyclooxygenase (COX-2). This study was performed to evaluate NF-kappa B binding activity and the expression of COX-2 in chronic liver injury induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4)). Liver tissues from Sprague-Dawley rats(More)
Until now, it is known that hypoxia increases the glycolytic enzyme expression at the transcriptional level. Here, we show evidence that hypoxia increases hepatic glucose output and HIF-1 and ATF-2-mediated transactivation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK), which plays a critical role as a rate-limiting enzyme in gluconeogenesis, gene in liver.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Lamivudine, a nucleoside analogue has been widely used as an effective antiviral agent for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection. However, the YMDD motif mutation of HBV polymerase resistant to lamivudine very frequently occurs after long-term use of lamivudine. It is well known that the mutation is selected by the(More)
Lamivudine, a nucleoside analogue, has been used widely as an effective antiviral agent for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. However, the YMDD motif mutation of HBV polymerase resistant to lamivudine occurs very frequently after long term therapy. We developed an oligonucleotide chip for the detection of YMDD motif(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA levels at different clinical stages in patients with chronic HBV infection, and to determine the serum HBV DNA level that discriminated HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B(CHB) cases from inactive HBsAg carriers. In all, 222 patients, encompassing 68 HBeAg-positive CHB patients(More)
Carbohydrate antigens representing some of the initial steps in mucin O-linked glycosylation were examined in specimens of normal pancreas, chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Tn antigen, recognized by Vicia villosa lectin, was expressed by all specimens of normal pancreas (acinar cells) and pancreatic cancers and all but one case of(More)
Peroxiredoxin II knockout (Prdx II(-/-)) mice had a spontaneous phenotype of hemolytic anemia. In this study, we found that Ter-119(+)CD71(+) cells increased in Prdx II(-/-) mice bone marrow (BM) at 8 weeks of age. We examined the differential expression profiles to bone marrow cells (BMCs) between Prdx II(+/+) and Prdx II(-/-) mice using a cDNA microarray.(More)