Young Chul Jung

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We have investigated shape deformation of the insula to get a viewpoint of how chronic alcohol consumption affects the perisylvian region and compared the deformity pattern between the left and right hemisphere. A landmark-based structural and surface shape analysis of the insula was performed in 20 patients with alcohol dependence and 20 controls matched(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between blood glucose level, muscle fiber characteristics, and pork quality. Muscle samples were classified into three groups based on blood glucose level measured at slaughter. Pigs with higher area percentages of fiber type IIB showed higher blood glucose levels compared to pigs with lower area(More)
AIM Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a rare and catastrophic event in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with a high mortality rate, and little information is available about the degree of renal involvement in this condition. PATIENTS AND METHODS To evaluate the effects of renal impairment on the course of DAH, the hospital records of 7 patients (9(More)
Anhedonia, as a deficit symptom, may be associated with default-mode hypofrontality in schizophrenia. To explore whether trait anhedonia in schizophrenia pertains to altered hypofrontal resting state brain function, resting state metabolic activities were compared and correlated with the Physical and Social Anhedonia Scale scores in 29 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis (DPLN) is the most severe form in lupus nephritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 90 DPLN patients who were confirmed by kidney biopsy and treated at least for 12 months to compare the effectiveness of treatment modalities and to investigate the prognostic factors of DPLN. The patients(More)
Affective symmetries, such as the positivity offset and negativity bias, have been postulated to be attributable to distinct activation functions of the positive and negative affect systems. We investigated the neural substrates that are engaged when the positive and negative affect systems undergo parallel and integrative processing. Eleven subjects were(More)
Schizophrenia has been conceptualized to be a neurodevelopmental disorder. Neuroimaging evidence was generally findings of volumetric reductions in various brain structures. The shape analysis of the insula can uncover unique structural deformity in the neurodevelopmental disorder, which cannot be revealed from a simple volume measurement. The objective of(More)
Individuals sometimes experience an illusory or hallucinatory perception. This unreal perception is usually resolved after the individual recognizes that the perception was not real. In this study, we investigated the brain mechanisms involved in the process to an illusory or hallucinatory perception through 'obtaining insight into unreality'. We used a(More)
Alcoholism is a disease that affects parts of the brain that control emotion, decisions, and behavior. Therapy for people with alcoholism must address coping skills for facing high-risk situations. Therefore, it is important to develop tools to mimic such conditions. Cue exposure therapy (CET) provides high-risk situations during treatment, which raises the(More)
Dopamine- and cAMP-regulated phosphoprotein with molecular weight 32 kDa (DARPP-32) is a key integrative molecule in the dopaminergic and glutamatergic signaling pathways in the striatum. Electroconvulsive shock (ECS), which induces massive neuronal depolarization, can activate various signaling pathways. In this study we investigated whether ECS could(More)