Yun Hee Chang

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CONTEXT Polymorphisms in the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTT) may influence antidepressant response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The norepinephrine transporter (NET) is the analogous target for norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (NRIs). OBJECTIVE To determine whether antidepressant responses to SSRIs or NRIs are associated with(More)
CC chemokine receptor 1 (CCR1) is expressed in neutrophils, monocytes, lymphocytes, and eosinophils, and binds the leukocyte chemoattractant and hematopoiesis regulator macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-1alpha, as well as several related CC chemokines. Four other CCR subtypes are known; their leukocyte and chemokine specificities overlap with, but are(More)
Although echocardiography is the first-line imaging modality in the diagnosis of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), multidetector CT (MDCT) could have advantages in the diagnosis of TAPVC in certain cases. To compare MDCT with echocardiography in the evaluation of TAPVC. Enrolled in the study were 23 patients with surgically proven TAPVC.(More)
Nitrated lipids such as nitrooleate (OLA-NO2) can act as endogenous peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) ligands to exert vascular protective effects. However, the molecular mechanisms regarding nitric oxide (NO) production and its regulation are not fully defined in the vasculature. Here, we show that OLA-NO2 increased endothelial NO(More)
The primary immunoglobulin (Ig) repertoire in the mouse develops during fetal life in the liver. The first Ig gene rearrangement--the joining of a DH to a JH gene segment--contributes largely to the diversity found in CDR3, as well as potentially encoding the D mu protein which is believed to function in the development of a B cell. In this report, the(More)
Apigenin, one of the most common flavonoids, has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, and free radical-scavenging properties. However, the influence of apigenin on the immunostimulatory effects and maturation of dendritic cells (DC) remains, for the most part, unknown. In this study, we have attempted to ascertain whether apigenin(More)
OBJECTIVES Postoperative left pulmonary artery (LPA) kinking is problematic in repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). We used angioplasty of the proximal LPA with an anterior wall flap of the main pulmonary artery (MPA) to prevent this problem. METHODS We have used an anterior wall of the MPA as a flap for LPA angioplasty in 42 patients with TOF and(More)
Multislice CT (MSCT) allows high-quality volume-rendered (VR) and composite volume-rendered images. To investigate the clinical usefulness of composite VR images in the evaluation of the relationship between cardiovascular structures and the airway in children with complex congenital heart disease (CHD). Four- or 16-slice MSCT scanning was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether listening to music during transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided 12-core needle prostate biopsy decreases anxiety, pain and dissatisfaction among patients and results in a more comfortable and better tolerated procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS 76 male patients who underwent TRUS-guided prostate biopsy between March 2013 and June(More)
BACKGROUND The reimplantation of the coronary arteries from a single aortic sinus (single sinus coronary artery) in an arterial switch operation remains a technically challenging procedure. The technique of coronary transfer in this situation should be individualized depending on coronary ostial anatomy. We reviewed our techniques of coronary reimplantation(More)