Yong Wan Kim

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OBJECTIVES Screening in cervical cancer is progressing to find out candidate genes and proteins, which may work as biological markers and play a role in tumor progression. We examined the protein expression patterns of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) tissues from Korean women using two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-DE) and matrix-assisted(More)
The safety of donor is the first priority during whole procedure in living donor liver transplantation. We evaluated the short-term results of partial living donor liver transplantation in the view of donor safety. We prospectively evaluated the extent of liver regeneration, the recovery of liver function, and the perioperative complications in 41 live(More)
We determined the prognostic value of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) clearance after tumor resection with serial evaluation of postoperative CEA levels in rectal cancer. Between 1994 and 2004, we retrospectively reviewed 122 patients with rectal cancer whose serum CEA levels were measured on the preoperative day and postoperative days 7 and 30. Patients(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate factors affecting the difficulty of laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (L-TME), focusing on the pelvic anatomy. METHODS Seventy-four patients who underwent L-TME were prospectively enrolled. Tumor and patient factors, including magnetic resonance imaging-based pelvic measurements (obstetric conjugate,(More)
PURPOSE The molecular pathology of cervical cancers associated with human papillomavirus infection is presently unclear. In an effort to clarify this issue, the gene expression profiles and pathogenic cellular processes of cervical cancer lesions were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cervical cancer biopsies were obtained from patients at the(More)
PURPOSE In order to elucidate the antitumor effect of photodynamic therapy (PDT), using a derivative of the photosensitizing agent hematoporphyrin (Photogem) and a diode laser, the cell death of uterine cancer cell lines (CaSki, HT3, HeLa, and SKOV-3), and mice transplanted with TC-1 lung cancer cells, were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
PURPOSE Despite the significance of the p53 adenoviral vector in cancer gene therapy, an advanced strategy for the development of preferential tumor cell-specific delivery and the long-term persistent gene expression control of p53 are required. In this study, the time-course expression patterns of p53 and E6, on cervical cancer cells, were investigated to(More)
Tidal current survey as well as geochemical and benthic foraminiferal analyses of sediment cores were conducted in an abalone farm and a Zostera bed to understand the degree to which the abalone farm facilities installed along a channel in a shallow sea affect the benthic environment and ecology. In the abalone farm, Ammonia beccarii-Pseudoparrella(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPV-16 and -18) infection has been commonly identified in cervical carcinomas (1). Generally, after a high-risk HPV infection, the E6 and E7 oncoproteins are consistently expressed, and essential for the immortalization and transformation of human squamous epithelial cells (2,3). Although a number of cervical cancer-related genes and(More)
Selenium, an essential trace element possessing anticarcinogenic properties, can induce apoptosis in cancer cells. Our goal was to investigate the enhanced antitumor effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) plus selenium in TC-1 tumor cells and implanted mice. Cell viability was evaluated at various time intervals after PDT treatment and/or selenium by methyl(More)
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