Yong Kil Hong

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The MET protooncogene encodes a transmembrane tyrosine kinase identified as the receptor of a polypeptide known as hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor. We performed PCR-based single-strand conformational polymorphism and sequencing analysis of the tyrosine kinase domain of the MET gene (exon 15-19) in 75 primary liver cancers. Three missense mutations(More)
MMAC/PTEN, a tumor suppressor gene located on chromosome 10q, has recently been shown to act as a phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-triphosphate phosphatase and to modulate cell growth and apoptosis. Somatic mutations of MMAC/PTEN have been reported in a number of human cancers, especially in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), although the number of identified(More)
The noncoding RNA Xist has been shown to be essential for X-chromosome inactivation and to coat the inactive X-chromosome (Xi). Thus, an important question in understanding the formation of Xi is whether the binding reaction of Xist is necessary for X-chromosome inactivation. In this article, we demonstrate the failure of X-chromosome silencing if the(More)
In this report, we present structural data for the murine Xist gene. The data presented in this paper demonstrate that the murine Xist transcript is at least 17.4 kb, not 14.3 kb as previously reported. The new structure of the murine Xist gene described herein has seven exons, not six. Exon VII encodes an additional 3.1 kb of information at the 3' end.(More)
BACKGROUND This phase II study investigated the efficacy and safety of everolimus, an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), in locally advanced or metastatic thyroid cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with thyroid cancer of any histology that was resistant or not appropriate for (131)I received everolimus 10 mg daily orally until(More)
Recent studies have indicated the usefulness of endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (EETSA). A few studies have reported on the postoperative nasal symptoms of patients who have undergone EETSA. Therefore, we adopted a rhinologic perspective to compare preoperative and postoperative nasal symptoms after performing a binostril, four-hand EETSA.(More)
The results are reported of a retrospective review of the presentation and outcome of 43 pineal region tumors treated from 1982 to 1996, including 20 identified tumors: 5 germinomas, 8 teratomas, 2 embryonal carcinomas, 1 endodermal sinus tumor, 2 pineocytomas and 2 pineoblastomas. Of the 43 tumors reviewed, 36 were located in the pineal region, 5 in the(More)
PURPOSE The authors' goal was to assess the diagnostic accuracy and clinical effect of MRI compared with echocardiography and catheterization in the evaluation of cardiac defects with situs ambiguous. METHOD Twenty-two patients with visceral heterotaxy syndrome were included. RESULTS Because situs determined by the relation between the pulmonary artery(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Preoperative portal vein embolization was introduced to minimize complications after extended hepatectomy. This retrospective cohort study was conducted to compare outcomes with and without portal vein embolization before hepatectomy for hilar cholangiocellular carcinoma. METHODS This study was conducted with 35 patients who underwent(More)
LBA2009 Background: Cilengitide (CIL) is a selective αvβ3 and αvβ5 integrin inhibitor. In a phase II study in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma, CIL added to standard temozolomide (TMZ) and radiotherapy (RT) was well tolerated and appeared to confer improved survival in patients with glioblastoma and methylated MGMT gene promoter (Stupp et al. J(More)