Woo-jung Kim

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Previous studies have indicated that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is associated with alexithymic traits. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the difference of alexithymia in OCD patients and healthy controls. This study was also designed to elucidate a specific link between certain OCD symptom dimensions and alexithymia. Forty-five(More)
A series of carbocyclic analogues of naturally-occurring marine sphingolipid pachastrissamine were prepared and biologically evaluated. The analogues were efficiently synthesized via a tandem enyne/diene-ene metathesis reaction as a key step. We found that the analogue 4b exhibited comparable cytotoxicity and more potent inhibitory activity against(More)
S100A8/A9 has been suggested as a marker of disease activity in patients with adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD). We evaluated the clinical significance of S100A8/A9 as a biomarker and its pathogenic role in AOSD. Blood samples were collected prospectively from 20 AOSD patients and 20 healthy controls (HCs). Furthermore, skin and lymph node biopsy specimens(More)
This article investigates the long-term effects of soybean isoflavones (ISO) on the changes of calbindin D-28k (CB) immunoreactivity in the hippocampus in middle-aged ovariectomized female rats as well as middle-aged control female and male rats to identify any correlation between calcium and phytoestrogens. In the CA1 region, CB immunoreactivity in the(More)
AIM To investigate the long-term effect of soybean isoflavones on changes in parvalbumin (PV) immunoreactivity in the hippocampus in normal female, ovariectomized (OVX) female and normal male rats. METHODS Ten-month-old rats were assigned to one of 9 groups (n = 7 in each group) based on body weight using a randomized complete-block design. The groups(More)
PURPOSE. Previous studies have suggested no role for tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-␣ in the modulation of apoptosis in corneal fibroblasts. However, recent investigations have demonstrated that nuclear factor (NF)-␬B activation by TNF-␣ mediates negative apoptotic effects that must be blocked to unmask the apoptotic effects of TNF-␣ in vitro. The purpose of(More)
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