Wontae Kim

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BACKGROUND Wound healing is a dynamic and complex process of tissue repair, which involves a number of cellular and molecular events. It progresses from an inflammatory response to re-epithelialisation and, finally, to the formation of a permanent scar. The pharmacological activities of honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) venom (BV) have been used in wound healing(More)
Because of recent advances in wireless communication technologies, the world of mobile computing is flourishing with a variety of applications. In this study, we present an integrated architecture for a personal digital assistant (PDA)-based mobile medical display system that supports collaborative work between remote users. We aim to develop a system that(More)
To investigate the in vivo functions of normal prion protein (PrP) in Drosophila, we utilized characterized transgenic flies expressing ³(F)⁴-tagged mouse PrP (Mo-PrP³(F)⁴). The neurotoxicity of pathogenic Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD) glutamine (Q) 78 and 127Q proteins were enhanced by the co-expression of Mo-PrP³(F)⁴in the fly eyes, while the eyes of(More)
We have proposed novel 3D virtual simulation software for breast plastic surgery. Our software comprises two processes: a 3D torso modeling and a virtual simulation of the surgery result. First, image-based modeling is performed in order to obtain a female subject's 3D torso data. Our image-based modeling method utilizes a template model, and this is(More)
Sex ratio distorting endosymbionts induce reproductive anomalies in their arthropod hosts. They have recently been paid much attention as firstly texts of evolution of host-symbiont relationships and secondly potential biological control agents to control arthropod pests. Among such organisms, Wolbachia and Cardinium bacteria are well characterized. This(More)
We conducted experiments in Drosophila to investigate the consequences of altered acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in the nervous system. In ace hypomorphic mutant larvae, the amount of ace mRNA and the activity of AChE both in vivo and in vitro were significantly reduced compared with those of controls. Reduced Ace in Drosophila larvae resulted in(More)
Industrial computed tomography (CT) has opened a new paradigm in product inspection fields. In contrary to other 3D inspection devices, industrial CT systems can completely digitize the interior as well as the exterior of nearly any object. Without any destructive testing, an object's failures can be detected by volume data analysis from industrial CT scan(More)
Haitlingeria longilobata n. g., n. sp. (Acari: Astigmata: Canestriniidae) is described from Serrognathus platymelus castauicolor Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) from South Korea. Diagnostic features include: the presence of two long lobes on the male opisthosoma; the idiosoma length is similar to the idiosoma width; the hysterosoma is ornamented by(More)
To investigate the molecular scavenging capabilities of the larvae of Hermetia illucens, two serine proteases (SPs) were cloned and characterized. Multiple sequence alignments and phylogenetic tree analysis of the deduced amino acid sequences of Hi-SP1 and Hi-SP2 were suggested that Hi-SP1 may be a chymotrypsin- and Hi-SP2 may be a trypsin-like protease.(More)