Young Joo Kim

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) constitute a class of small noncoding RNAs that play important roles in a variety of biological processes including development, apoptosis, proliferation, and differentiation. Here we show that the expression of miR-199a and miR-199a* (miR-199a/a*), which are processed from the same precursor, is confined to fibroblast cells among(More)
UNLABELLED Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) derivatives have been labeled with various radioisotopes for the imaging of angiogenesis in ischemic tissue, in which alpha(v)beta(3) integrin plays an important role. In this study, cyclic Arg-Gly-Asp-D-Tyr-Lys [c(RGDyK)] was conjugated with 2-(p-isothiocyanatobenzyl)-1,4,7-triazacyclononane-1,4,7-triacetic acid (SCN-Bz-NOTA)(More)
Identifying candidate genes related to complex diseases or traits and mapping their relationships require a system-level analysis at a cellular scale. The objective of the present study is to systematically analyze the complex effects of interrelated genes and provide a framework for revealing their relationships in association with a specific disease(More)
Tumor necrosis factors (TNF; TNFA and TNFB) are major pro-inflammatory cytokines that are thought to be important in the pathogenesis of asthma. However, the functions of genetic polymorphisms in these cytokines have not been thoroughly examined in the context of asthma pathology. In an effort to discover polymorphism(s) in genes whose variant(s) have been(More)
Development of RNA interference as a novel class of therapeutics requires improved pharmacokinetic properties of short interfering RNA (siRNA). To confer enhanced serum stability to Sur10058, a hyperfunctional siRNA which targets survivin mRNA, a systematic modification at the 2'-sugar position and phosphodiester linkage was introduced into Sur10058. End(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of ultrasound-guided intra-articular (IA) hyaluronic acid injection with capsular distension compared with steroid injection alone in patients with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder by assessing pain relief, functional improvements, and range of motion at 2 and 6 weeks after final injections. DESIGN Prospective(More)
The tumor suppressor gene Ras association domain family 1A (RASSF1A) is highly methylated in a wide range of human sporadic tumors. The current study investigated the hypermethylation of RASSF1A, the expression of RASSF1A protein, and the correlation between these and the clinicopathological features of gallbladder (GB) cancer in Korean patients.(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity-related metabolic diseases may influence prostatic hyperplasia. This study examined the impact of obesity on prostate volume in men without overt obesity-related metabolic diseases. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES We recruited 146 men over the age of 40 years who did not have overt obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes, impaired(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive weakness from loss of motor neurons. The fundamental pathogenic mechanisms are unknown and recent evidence is implicating a significant role for abnormal exon splicing and RNA processing. Using new comprehensive genomic technologies, we studied exon(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Plasma leptin level during pregnancy has been reported as a biochemical predictor of postpartum weight retention. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between pregnancy-related factors including plasma leptin and postpartum weight retention in Korean women. METHODS A convenience sampling method was used(More)