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The focus of the present study is the molecular and functional characterization of four splice variants of the human Nav1.3 alpha subunit. These subtypes arise due to the use of alternative splice donor sites of exon 12, which encodes a region of the alpha subunit that resides in the intracellular loop between domains I and II. This region contains several(More)
Since initial reports in April 2009, the pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus has spread globally. Influenza vaccines are the primary method for the control of influenza and its complications. We conducted a multicenter clinical trial to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of H1N1 vaccine (Green Cross Co.) in young adults (18 to 64 years) and the elderly (≥(More)
The HTR1A -1019C>G genotype was associated with major depression in the Utah population. Linkage analysis on Utah pedigrees with strong family histories of major depression including only cases with the HTR1A -1019G allele revealed a linkage peak on chromosome 10 (maximum HLOD=4.4). Sequencing of all known genes in the linkage region revealed(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza epidemics are accompanied by a considerable increase in hospitalization due to acute lower respiratory infection and exacerbation of underlying medical conditions. We estimated the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine at preventing hospitalization due to acute lower respiratory infection and new onset or acute exacerbation of chronic(More)
Acinetobacter baumannii has been increasingly reported as a significant causative organism of various nosocomial infections. Here we describe an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii (CRAB) in the ICUs of a Korean university hospital, along with a successful outbreak control program. From October 2007 through July 2008, CRAB was isolated from 57 ICU(More)
Gastrokine 1 (GKN1) plays an important role in maintaining gastric mucosa integrity. Here, we investigated whether gastrokine 2 (GKN2) contributes to the homeostasis of gastric epithelial cells by regulating GKN1 activity. We analyzed cell viability, proliferation, and death in AGS cells transfected with GKN1, GKN2, GKN1 plus GKN2 using MTT, BrdU(More)
BACKGROUND From 2002 through 2006, Republic of Korea conducted extensive measles elimination activities and declared elimination in 2006. An outbreak of measles involving 180 confirmed cases occurred during 2007. METHODS An outbreak investigation was performed and enhanced surveillance was implemented. Detailed case investigations and laboratory testing(More)
In a pandemic, the development of an effective influenza vaccine is the most important subject from the view of public health. This study was performed to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of inactivated, monovalent H1N1 2009 vaccine (Green Cross Corporation, Yongin, Korea) among healthy adults aged 19-64 years (Group 1) and the elderly aged ≥ 65 years(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Rapid diagnosis of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is essential for the appropriate management of patients. We investigated the prevalence, etiologies and predictors of false-positive diagnosis of STEMI and subsequent inappropriate catheterization laboratory activation in patients with presumptive diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND The incremental predictive value of red cell distribution width (RDW) for major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) has not been fully investigated in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). HYPOTHESIS The aim of this study was to determine the incremental value of RDW to the established risk factors in predicting clinical outcomes after(More)