Yong K. Kim

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Mutations in the APP gene lead to enhanced cleavage by the beta- and gamma-secretase, and increased Abeta formation, which are tightly associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD)-like neuropathological changes. To examine whether depositions of Abeta by APP mutations are increased, and if this is associated with potential pathogenic phenotypes, the APPsw was(More)
The amyloid protein precursor (APP) is cleaved in its intramembranous domain by gamma-secrease to generate amyloid beta and a free carboxyl-terminal intracellular fragment. The carboxyl-terminal of 105 amino acids of APP (APP-C105) plays a crucial role in the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but it is incompletely understand how APP-C105(More)
Our study was performed to determine whether cardiac autonomic neuropathy can predict deterioration of the renal function in normoalbuminuric, normotensive people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). One hundred and fifty-six normoalbuminuric, normotensive people with type 2 DM were included in our retrospective longitudinal study. We categorized normal(More)
Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) level has been considered marker of oxidative stress as well as liver function. Serum GGT level has been reported to be associated with the mortality in hemodialysis patients. However, it is not well established whether serum GGT level is associated with all-cause mortality in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The aim(More)
Motor skills require quick visuomotor reaction time, fast movement time, and accurate performance. Primary motor cortex (M1) and supplementary motor area (SMA) are closely related in learning motor skills. Also, it is well known that high frequency repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on these sites has a facilitating effect. The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported that microalbuminuria is an independent risk factor for the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). For this reason, the clinical significance of DR in normoalbuminuric type 2 DM patients may be overlooked. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of DR(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Both carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and carotid plaque are important factors in the primary prevention of cardiac disease. However, it is unclear which one is more important for prognosis, especially in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS In total, 1426 consecutive CAD patients, proven by(More)
The Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN) launched a nationwide official survey program about dialysis therapy in 1985. Nowadays, the accumulated data for 30 years by this "Insan Prof. Min Memorial end-stage renal disease (ESRD) Registry" program have been providing the essential information for dialysis clinical practice, academic nephrology research, and(More)
BACKGROUND Hand hygiene compliance has improved significantly through hand hygiene promotion programs that have included poster campaign, monitoring and performance feedback, and education with special attentions to perceived subjective norms. We investigated factors associated with improved hand hygiene compliance, focusing on whether the improvement of(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperuricemia is associated with obesity. The visceral adiposity and subcutaneous adiposity may be associated with the differential metabolic risk, and the distribution of abdominal adipose tissue was significantly altered in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) compared to healthy people. Our study was performed to determine to the(More)