Young Min Ahn

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In Korea, Mycoplasma pneumoniae was detected in 255/2,089 respiratory specimens collected during 2000-2011; 80 isolates carried 23S rRNA gene mutations, and 69/123 culture-positive samples with the mutation were resistant to 5 macrolides. During 2000-2011, prevalence of the mutation increased substantially. These findings have critical implications for the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term clinical benefit and effectiveness of switching to once-daily quetiapine extended release (XR) from an oral antipsychotic in patients with schizophrenia. Reasons for switching included insufficient efficacy, tolerability, and/or non-acceptability. The primary endpoint was the percentage of patients achieving an(More)
It is advantageous to use coarse soils as landfill cover because they allow better aeration of the biologically active zone. In this study, therefore, patterns of methane oxidation were investigated under various environmental conditions including soil moisture content, temperature, and the addition of NH4+ in a sandy landfill cover soil. The kinetics of(More)
The dysbindin gene (DTNBP1) has been associated with schizophrenia in several populations. Because the clinical characteristics of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder overlap in many respects and findings from genetic studies have suggested common genes between them, we conducted a case control association study of bipolar disorder in Korea to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular side effects of clozapine are not uncommon, but few systematic studies of these effects have been performed. In this study, we reviewed data on the electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities in patients treated with clozapine. METHOD Sixty-one patients treated with clozapine were selected from the Seoul National University Hospital(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical characteristics of vitamin D deficiency and its association with iron deficiency anemia (IDA). METHODS A total of 171 children aged less than two years underwent 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) tests between January 2007 and July 2009. The study was classified into two groups: normal and vitamin D insufficiency, by their vitamin(More)
Accumulated evidence has established that aberrant regulation of histone deacetylases (HDACs) is one of the major causes of the development of human malignancies. Among different iso-enzymes of HDAC and sirtuins grouped as the HDAC super family, little is known as to how histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) causes carcinogenesis in solid tumors. Here, in order to(More)
1. Electroconvulsive shock (ECS) has been reported to regulate the cAMP signaling system at various levels, suggesting that the cAMP system is involved in the therapeutic mechanism. 2. Chronic ECS has been suggested to change the expressions of adenylate cyclase (AC) genes, which constitute at least 9 families. However, little is known about its effect on(More)
Electroconvulsive shock (ECS), an effective treatment for psychiatric diseases, has been reported to induce immediate-early genes (IEGs) and to activate p42 and p44 MAPKs (ERK-1 and ERK-2) in rat brain. In this study, we examined the activation of the other members of MAPK family, c-Jun N-terminal protein kinase (JNK/SAPK) and p38. Following ECS, the(More)
The Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway regulates various aspects of development and plays important role in human carcinogenesis. Nemo-like kinase (NLK), which is mediator of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway, phosphorylates T-cell factor/lymphoid enhancer factor (TCF/LEF) factor and inhibits interaction of beta-catenin/TCF complex. Although, NLK is known(More)