Woo Young Shin

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Polygalacturonases hydrolyze the alpha-(1-4) glycosidic bonds of de-esterified pectate in the smooth region of the plant cell wall. Crystal structures of polygalacturonase from Aspergillus aculeatus were determined at pH 4.5 and 8.5 both to 2.0 A resolution. A. aculeatus polygalacturonase is a glycoprotein with one N and ten O-glycosylation sites and folds(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of surgery and transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for a solitary huge hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) of Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage A. One hundred twenty-three consecutive patients with a solitary large (>5 cm) HCC classified at the BCLC stage A were analyzed. The posttreatment survival(More)
Although adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (ALDLT) has shown comparable outcomes to deceased donor liver transplantation, the outcome of patients with a high MELD score (>25) and a small-for-size graft (SFSG<0.8% of graft-to-recipient weight ratio) is not known. For 7 years, 167 consecutive hepatitis B virus-infected recipients underwent(More)
Intrahepatic biliary stricture (IHBS) after liver transplantation (LT) may develop in patients with hepatic artery thrombosis, chronic rejection, or ABO incompatibility, as well as in patients with prolonged warm ischemia in non-heart-beating donor (NHBD) LT. However, the clinical course and methods of management have not been well defined for IHBSs to(More)
Liver transplantation is regarded as an effective treatment for early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, some patients experience recurrence and subsequently rapid progression of the disease. We investigated prognostic factors affecting survival after recurrence in patients who underwent adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for HCC. From(More)
This report reviews our experience with a modified right hepatectomy (MRH) using laparoscopic or laparoscopy-assisted techniques preserving the middle hepatic vein (MHV) branches in living donor liver transplantation. Nine female donors (17–36 years) underwent a laparoscopic MRH under pneumoperitoneum (L-MRH; n = 2) or a laparoscopy-assisted MRH (LA-MRH; n(More)
There is a lack of agreement regarding preexisting portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in patients undergoing living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). We report the results of a single-center study to determine the impact of PVT on outcomes of adult LDLT recipients. Of 133 cases of adult LDLT performed between January 2000 and December 2004, a thrombectomy was(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with either an invasion of the inferior vena cava or thrombosis is rare, and its prognosis is extremely poor. There is no established treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of surgical resection and its prognosis in 5 recent cases. METHODOLOGY From January 2005 to December 2008,(More)
BACKGROUND To expand the Milan criteria, prognostic factors other than size and number of tumor may be necessary. We analyzed outcome and prognostic factors in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) exceeding Milan criteria to select favorable group of patients. METHODS Between November 1997 and December 2005, 104 cases of liver transplantation for(More)