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AIMS We examined whether the common polymorphisms of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma) gene are associated with Type 2 diabetes or obesity in the Korean population. METHODS We genotyped two common PPARgamma polymorphisms (Pro12Ala and 161C > T) and examined their association with the clinical phenotypes found in 684 patients(More)
Somatic mutations in the transforming growth factor beta receptor type II (TGF-beta RII) gene have been observed in various human cancers showing microsatellite instability. Most of the mutations observed were additions or deletions of the mononucleotide repeat sequence present in TGF-beta RII coding region, suggesting that the TGF-beta RII may be a target(More)
This study evaluated whether hepatic resection is a reasonable strategy as an initial treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) meeting Milan criteria in patients with compensated cirrhosis. From the database of 435 consecutive patients with resection of HCC between July 1994 and May 2007, 213 patients were found to have Child-Turcotte-Pugh class A(More)
The reported frequencies of Gs alpha mutations (gsp mutations) in growth hormone (GH)-secreting pituitary adenomas are variable (ranging from 4.4 to 43%), and the presence of these mutations in the other pituitary adenomas is still a matter of controversy. Previous clinical and biochemical analyses of patients with GH-secreting pituitary adenomas and gsp(More)
The risk of locoregional recurrence in resected gastric adenocarcinoma is high, but the benefit of adjuvant treatment remains controversial. In particular, after extended lymph node dissection, the role of radiotherapy is questionable. Since 1995, we started a clinical protocol of adjuvant chemoradiotherapy after D2 gastrectomy and analysed the patterns of(More)
We report an extremely rare case of malignant myoepithelioma presenting as a cortical osseous lesion on the humeral shaft with a satellite lesion. A 21-year-old man presented with persistent pain of the right upper arm after local trauma that had occurred 2 months earlier. Radiological examination revealed an expansile osseous tumour based on the cortex of(More)
oh8Gua glycosylase repairs DNA by removing oh8Gua, a highly mutagenic oxidative DNA adduct. Recently, the gene for human oh8Gua glycosylase (hOGG1) was cloned and several mutational types have been reported. However, the implications of such mutations in human cancer have not been clearly demonstrated. To test the involvement of hOGG1 mutation in colon(More)
AIMS To investigate any association between Type 2 diabetes mellitus and two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the adiponectin gene, T45G and G276T, in the Korean population. METHODS We genotyped 427 non-diabetic controls and 493 Type 2 diabetic patients for SNPs T45G and G276T of adiponectin gene, measured plasma adiponectin concentrations, and(More)
With an aim of improving bone regeneration, chitosan sponge containing platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) were developed. For fabrication of chitosan sponge, chitosan solution was freeze-dried, crosslinked and freeze-dried again. PDGF-BB was incorporated into the chitosan sponge by soaking chitosan sponge into the PDGF-BB solution. Release kinetics(More)
Axillary osmidrosis is caused by excessive secretion of apocrine, which causes an acrid odor and extreme social embarrassment. Elimination of the apocrine glands by a radical surgical procedure is known as the best solution for axillary osmidrosis; however, it is often accompanied by marked complications. The purpose of this study was to seek a more(More)