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CONTEXT Organ specificity is a desirable property of a tumor marker, especially in metastatic adenocarcinomas of unknown primary origin. Mammaglobin, a mammary-specific member of the uteroglobin family, is known to be overexpressed in human breast cancer. OBJECTIVE We investigated mammaglobin A expression in metastatic carcinomas of lymph nodes from the(More)
Glucocorticoid-induced TNF receptor family related protein ligand (GITRL) is known to interact with its cognate receptor GITR. In order to investigate the potential role of GITRL in the pro-inflammatory activation of macrophages and the signaling pathway induced by GITRL, we stimulated the macrophage cell line, THP-1, and primary macrophages with an(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify non-major histocompatibility complex susceptible genes that might contribute to Behçet's disease (BD). METHODS We performed a genome-wide association study using DNA samples from a Korean population consisting of 379 BD patients and 800 controls. A replication study was performed in a Japanese population (363 BD patients and 272(More)
Z39Ig is a transmembrane protein containing two Ig homology domains with unknown functions. Immunohistochemical analyses of human carotid atherosclerotic plaques detected Z39Ig staining in areas rich in foamy macrophages. Z39Ig staining was also observed in macrophages in the lining layers and sublining areas of rheumatoid arthritis synovium. Z39Ig staining(More)
We performed a multicenter cross-sectional study of 134 sexually active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients to investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for high risk human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and cervical cytological abnormalities among Korean women with SLE. In this multicenter cross-sectional study, HPV testing and routine(More)
OBJECTIVE Malarial parasites injected by the mosquito rapidly target hepatocytes, and hepatomegaly is commonly observed during the progress of the disease in malaria patients. To evaluate the degree of hepatic damage and functional status of hepatocytes in malaria patients, we performed liver scintigraphy using (99m)Tc-galactosylated serum albumin (GSA)(More)
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (previously named Xanthomonas maltophilia) is an aerobic, non-fermentive, Gram-negative bacillus that is wide spread in the environment. It was considered to be an organism with limited pathogenic potential, which was rarely capable of causing diseases in human other than those who were in debilitated or immunocompromised state.(More)
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