Woo Jin Park

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The tissue polarity genes control the polarity of hairs, bristles and ommatidia in the adult epidermis of Drosophila. We report here the identification of a new tissue polarity gene named starry night (stan). Mutations in this essential gene alter the polarity of cuticular structures in all regions of the adult body. The detailed polarity phenotype of stan(More)
A phenotypic and genotypic survey was conducted on 36 Apert syndrome patients. In all but one patient, an FGFR2 mutation, either S252W or P253R, was found in exon IIIa (exon U or 7). The frequency was 71% and 26%, for the mutations S252W and P253R, respectively. These mutations occur in the linker region between immunoglobulin-like domains II and III, which(More)
In mammalian striated muscles, ryanodine receptor (RyR), triadin, junctin, and calsequestrin form a quaternary complex in the lumen of sarcoplasmic reticulum. Such intermolecular interactions contribute not only to the passive buffering of sarcoplasmic reticulum luminal Ca2+, but also to the active Ca2+ release process during excitation-contraction(More)
Mutations have been reported for several craniosynostotic disorders in exon IIIa (exon U or 7) or IIIc (exon B or 9) of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 gene (FGFR2). Among the conditions with FGFR2 mutations are two autosomal dominant syndromes, Crouzon and Jackson-Weiss. In this study, 24 Crouzon and one Jackson-Weiss syndrome patients were(More)
The RNA genome of turnip mosaic potyvirus (TuMV) encodes a large polyprotein that is processed to mature proteins by virus-encoded proteases. The TuMV NIa protease is responsible for the cleavage of the polyprotein at seven different locations. These cleavage sites are defined by a conserved sequence motif Val-Xaa-His-Gln decreased, with the scissile bond(More)
CCN family members are matricellular proteins with diverse roles in cell function. The differential expression of CCN2 and CCN5 during cardiac remodeling suggests that these two members of the CCN family play opposing roles during the development of cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis. We aimed to evaluate the role of CCN2 and CCN5 in the development of(More)
The epicanthal fold along with a lack of a superior palpebral fold, excessive fat, and laxity of pretarsal skin represent the ethnic characteristics and a traditional sense of beauty in the Asian upper eyelid. But, too prominent an epicanthal fold may ruin an otherwise beautiful eye; furthermore, it becomes a restriction that makes the out-fold type double(More)
Mutations in the inturned (in) gene result in abnormal wing hair polarity and in many wing cells forming two or more hairs instead of the normal single hair. We have generated genetic mosaics in a number of different experiments and find that the in gene is required in all regions of the wing and that it functions in a cell autonomous fashion. We report the(More)
The adult cuticular wing of Drosophila is covered with an array of distally pointing hairs. Mutations in the inturned (in) gene result in both abnormal hair polarity (i.e., hairs no longer point distally), and, in most cells forming more than one hair. We have isolated and characterized a collection of in alleles. Among this collection of alleles are a(More)
A number of researchers from various regions have reported statistical and clinical studies of facial fractures. The results of those studies show slight differences depending on regional, cultural, social and economic backgrounds. This report presents a statistical analysis of facial fractures occurring over 4 years on Jeju, Korea. The statistics come from(More)