Young-Seon Lee

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Because of the complexity inherent in biological systems, many researchers frequently rely on a combination of global analysis and computational approaches to gain insight into both (i) how interacting components can produce complex system behaviors, and (ii) how changes in conditions may alter these behaviors. Because the biological details of a particular(More)
BACKGROUND Although catheter ablation is an effective rhythm control strategy for atrial fibrillation (AF), empirically-based ablation has a substantial recurrence rate. The purposes of this study were to develop a computational platform for patient-specific virtual AF ablation and to compare the anti-fibrillatory effects of 5 different virtual ablation(More)
We present a parameter sensitivity analysis method that is appropriate for stochastic models, and we demonstrate how this analysis generates experimentally testable predictions about the factors that influence local Ca(2+) release in heart cells. The method involves randomly varying all parameters, running a single simulation with each set of parameters,(More)
Adoptive transfer of regulatory T (Treg) cells could be an alternative to chronic immunosuppression for prevention of allogeneic graft rejection. While polyspecific Treg cells can prevent immune responses under lymphopenic conditions, Ag-specific Treg cells are needed to treat autoimmunity and graft rejection. Yet, reliable markers for Ag-specific Treg(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was performed to assess the association between high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP) and hypertension. METHODS We evaluated the relationship between hsCRP with hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors, using a cross-sectional survey of 202 people over the age of 50, living in a rural area. A logistic regression(More)
Purkinje fibers play an essential role in transmitting electrical impulses through the heart, but they may also serve as triggers for arrhythmias linked to defective intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) regulation. Although prior studies have extensively characterized spontaneous Ca(2+) release in nondriven Purkinje cells, little attention has been paid to(More)
INTRODUCTION Although ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF) develops suddenly with catastrophic results, its prediction is limited. We tested the fibrillation number (FibN) for potential predictor of VT/VF using clinical data of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients after validating the number by computational modeling. METHODS For(More)
Numerous studies have employed mathematical modeling to quantitatively understand release of Ca(2+) from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) in the heart. Models have been used to investigate physiologically important phenomena such as triggering of SR Ca(2+) release by Ca(2+) entry across the cell membrane and spontaneous leak of Ca(2+) from the SR in(More)
Persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF) in humans is characterized by shortening of action potential duration (APD) and attenuation of APD rate-adaptation. However, the quantitative influences of particular ionic current alterations on rate-dependent APD changes, and effects on patterns of reentry in atrial tissue, have not been systematically investigated.(More)
The heart characteristic length, the inverse of conduction velocity (CV), and the inverse of the refractory period are known to determine vulnerability to cardiac fibrillation (fibrillation number, FibN) in in silico or ex vivo models. The purpose of this study was to validate the accuracy of FibN through in silico atrial modeling and to evaluate its(More)