Yeon-Jung Kim

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TFIIA has initially been identified as a component of transcription initiation complex of RNA polymerase II. Its role in transcription has been controversial. In this paper, we report the characterization and functional analysis of both the Arabidopsis TFIIA large and small subunits. Sequence analysis revealed that Arabidopsis TFIIA is structurally more(More)
Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) is a common agent of viral myocarditis, a major cause of sudden cardiac death, and ultimately dilated cardiomyopathy. However, there is no vaccine in clinical use. In this study, we identified the conserved amino acid sequences in the C-terminal region of the VP2 of the coxsackievirus B group and some echoviruses. The mutant virus,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The onset of wake-up stroke and daytime-unwitnessed stroke is unclear. Though the clinical importance is similar by both being excluded from reperfusion therapy, the characteristics of daytime-unwitnessed stroke are less known than that of wake-up stroke. Here, we compared the characteristics between daytime-unwitnessed stroke and(More)
BACKGROUND Until recently, genome-wide association study (GWAS)-based findings have provided a substantial genetic contribution to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) or related glycemic traits. However, identification of allelic heterogeneity and population-specific genetic variants under consideration of potential confounding factors will be very valuable for(More)
Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease and heart failure. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) agonist improves insulin sensitivity and limits tissue inflammation and cellular apoptosis, but there are few data on the relationship between the PPARγ(More)
The single nucleotide polymorphism rs9939609 of the gene FTO, which encodes fat mass and obesity-associated protein, is strongly associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in multiple populations; however, the underlying mechanism of this association is unclear. The present study aimed to investigate FTO genotype-dependent metabolic changes in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Middle cerebral artery steno-occlusive disease (MCAD) is not an uncommon cause of ischemic stroke in young Asians. Aside from atherosclerosis, the pathogenesis of MCAD include various nonatherosclerotic vasculopathies, most of which are yet to be defined. This study investigated the pathogenesis of symptomatic isolated MCAD in young(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hemicraniectomy is a decompressive surgery used to remove a large bone flap to allow edematous brain tissue to bulge extracranially. However, early indicators of the decompressive effects of hemicraniectomy are unclear. We investigated whether reduction of midline shift following hemicraniectomy is associated with improved(More)
Coxsackieviruses are important human pathogens that induce myocarditis and pancreatitis. However, there are no vaccines or therapeutic reagents for their clinical treatment. Although RNA interference (RNAi)-based approaches to the prevention of viral production have been developed recently, limitations to the in vivo delivery systems and variations in the(More)
Copy number variations (CNVs) are known risk factors in complex diseases. Array-based approaches have been widely used to detect CNVs, but limitations of array-based CNV detection methods, such as noisy signal and low resolution, have hindered detection of small CNVs. Recently, the development of next-generation sequencing techniques has increased rapidly(More)