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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821416/short-and-long-term-prognostic-value-of-hyponatremia-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-versus-reduced-ejection-fraction-an-analysis-of-the-korean-acute-heart-failure-registry
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Jin Joo Park, Young-Jin Cho, Il-Young Oh, Hyun-Ah Park, Hae-Young Lee, Kye Hun Kim, Byung-Su Yoo, Seok-Min Kang, Sang Hong Baek, Eun-Seok Jeon, Jae-Joong Kim, Myeong-Chan Cho, Shung Chull Chae, Byung-Hee Oh, Dong-Ju Choi
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia is a well-known risk factor for worse outcomes in heart failure (HF) patients. The impact of hyponatremia according to the ejection fraction (EF) is unclear. We evaluated the prognostic value of hyponatremia according to HF type. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Korea Acute Heart Failure (KorAHF) registry consecutively enrolled 5625 patients. Hyponatremia was defined as serum sodium level<135mmol/L at hospital admission. HF with preserved and reduced ejection fraction were defined as an LVEF ≥50% and LVEF ≤40%, respectively...
August 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727787/feasibility-of-a-3d-printed-anthropomorphic-patient-specific-head-phantom-for-patient-specific-quality-assurance-of-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
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Ji Woon Yea, Jae Won Park, Sung Kyu Kim, Dong Youn Kim, Jae Gu Kim, Chan Young Seo, Won Hyo Jeong, Man Youl Jeong, Se An Oh
This study evaluated the feasibility of utilizing a 3D-printed anthropomorphic patient-specific head phantom for patient-specific quality assurance (QA) in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Contoured left and right head phantoms were converted from DICOM to STL format. Fused deposition modeling (FDM) was used to construct an anthropomorphic patient-specific head phantom with a 3D printer. An established QA technique and the patient-specific head phantom were used to compare the calculated and measured doses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634823/a-nationwide-study-of-the-incidence-rate-of-herb-induced-liver-injury-in-korea
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Jung-Hyo Cho, Dal-Seok Oh, Sang-Hoon Hong, Heung Ko, Nam-Hun Lee, Sang-Eun Park, Chang-Woo Han, Seung-Mo Kim, Young-Chul Kim, Kang-San Kim, Chang-Won Choi, Seon-My Shin, Ki-Tae Kim, Hong-Sik Choi, Jang-Hoon Lee, Jun-Young Kim, Ji-Young Kang, Dong-Soo Lee, Yo-Chan Ahn, Chang-Gue Son
Discrepant incidence has been reported regarding the incidence of herb-induced liver injury (HILI). To address the growing worldwide concern of HILI, we evaluated the risk of HILI in a nationwide prospective study. Between April 2013 and January 2016, 1001 inpatients (360 males and 641 females) from 10 tertiary hospitals throughout South Korea were treated with herbal drugs and had their liver enzymes periodically measured. A total of six patients met the criteria for HILI with RUCAM scores ranging from 4 to 7...
June 20, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611371/ohmyungsamycins-promote-antimicrobial-responses-through-autophagy-activation-via-amp-activated-protein-kinase-pathway
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Tae Sung Kim, Yern-Hyerk Shin, Hye-Mi Lee, Jin Kyung Kim, Jin Ho Choe, Ji-Chan Jang, Soohyun Um, Hyo Sun Jin, Masaaki Komatsu, Guang-Ho Cha, Han-Jung Chae, Dong-Chan Oh, Eun-Kyeong Jo
The induction of host cell autophagy by various autophagy inducers contributes to the antimicrobial host defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), a major pathogenic strain that causes human tuberculosis. In this study, we present a role for the newly identified cyclic peptides ohmyungsamycins (OMS) A and B in the antimicrobial responses against Mtb infections by activating autophagy in murine bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs). OMS robustly activated autophagy, which was essentially required for the colocalization of LC3 autophagosomes with bacterial phagosomes and antimicrobial responses against Mtb in BMDMs...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587270/borrelidins-c-e-new-antibacterial-macrolides-from-a-saltern-derived-halophilic-nocardiopsis-sp
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Jungwoo Kim, Daniel Shin, Seong-Hwan Kim, Wanki Park, Yoonho Shin, Won Kyung Kim, Sang Kook Lee, Ki-Bong Oh, Jongheon Shin, Dong-Chan Oh
Chemical investigation of a halophilic actinomycete strain belonging to the genus Nocardiopsis inhabiting a hypersaline saltern led to the discovery of new 18-membered macrolides with nitrile functionality, borrelidins C-E (1-3), along with a previously reported borrelidin (4). The planar structures of borrelidins C-E, which are new members of the rare borrelidin class of antibiotics, were elucidated by NMR, mass, IR, and UV spectroscopic analyses. The configurations of borrelidines C-E were determined by the interpretation of ROESY NMR spectra, J-based configuration analysis, a modified Mosher's method, and CD spectroscopic analysis...
June 6, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567084/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-acute-heart-failure-in-korea-results-from-the-korean-acute-heart-failure-registry-korahf
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Sang Eun Lee, Hae-Young Lee, Hyun-Jai Cho, Won-Seok Choe, Hokon Kim, Jin Oh Choi, Eun-Seok Jeon, Min-Seok Kim, Jae-Joong Kim, Kyung-Kuk Hwang, Shung Chull Chae, Sang Hong Baek, Seok-Min Kang, Dong-Ju Choi, Byung-Su Yoo, Kye Hun Kim, Hyun-Young Park, Myeong-Chan Cho, Byung-Hee Oh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The burden of heart failure has increased in Korea. This registry aims to evaluate demographics, clinical characteristics, management, and long-term outcomes in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure (AHF). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled a total of 5625 consecutive subjects hospitalized for AHF in one of 10 tertiary university hospitals from March 2011 to February 2014. Descriptive statistics were used to determine the baseline characteristics of the study population and to compare them with those from other registries...
May 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481314/inferring-the-genetic-determinants-of-fruit-colors-in-tomato-by-carotenoid-profiling
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Hee Ju Yoo, Woo Jung Park, Gyu-Myung Lee, Chang-Sik Oh, Inhwa Yeam, Dong-Chan Won, Chang Kil Kim, Je Min Lee
Carotenoids are essential for plant and animal nutrition, and are important factors in the variation of pigmentation in fruits, leaves, and flowers. Tomato is a model crop for studying the biology and biotechnology of fleshy fruits, particularly for understanding carotenoid biosynthesis. In commercial tomato cultivars and germplasms, visual phenotyping of the colors of ripe fruits can be done easily. However, subsequent analysis of metabolic profiling is necessary for hypothesizing genetic factors prior to performing time-consuming genetic analysis...
May 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468622/the-impact-of-production-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamases-on-the-28-day-mortality-rate-of-patients-with-proteus-mirabilis-bacteremia-in-korea
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Jin Young Ahn, Hea Won Ann, Yongduk Jeon, Mi Young Ahn, Dong Hyun Oh, Yong Chan Kim, Eun Jin Kim, Je Eun Song, In Young Jung, Moo Hyun Kim, Wooyoung Jeong, Nam Su Ku, Su Jin Jeong, Jun Yong Choi, Dongeun Yong, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim
BACKGROUND: The incidence of Proteus mirabilis antimicrobial resistance, especially that mediated by extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), has increased. We investigated the impact of ESBL production on the mortality of patients with P. mirabilis bacteremia in Korea. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with P. mirabilis bacteremia between November 2005 and December 2013 at a 2000-bed tertiary care center in South Korea were included in this study. Phenotypic and molecular analyses were performed to assess ESBL expression...
May 3, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452477/manzamine-alkaloids-from-an-acanthostrongylophora-sp-sponge
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Chang-Kwon Kim, Riswanto Riswanto, Tae Hyung Won, Heegyu Kim, Berna Elya, Chung J Sim, Dong-Chan Oh, Ki-Bong Oh, Jongheon Shin
Five new manzamine alkaloids (1-5) and new salt forms of two known manzamines (6 and 7), along with seven known compounds (8-14) of the same structural class, were isolated from an Indonesian Acanthostrongylophora sp. sponge. On the basis of the results of combined spectroscopic analyses, the structure of kepulauamine A (1) was determined to possess an unprecedented pyrrolizine moiety, while others were functional group variants of known manzamines. These compounds exhibited weak cytotoxicity, moderate antibacterial activity, and mild inhibition against the enzyme isocitrate lyase...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442636/gender-difference-in-the-prognostic-value-of-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-heart-failure%C3%A3-a-report-from-the-korean-heart-failure-registry-korhf
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Hack-Lyoung Kim, Myung-A Kim, Dong-Ju Choi, Seongwoo Han, Eun-Seok Jeon, Myeong-Chan Cho, Jae-Joong Kim, Byung-Su Yoo, Mi-Seung Shin, In-Whan Seong, Youngkeun Ahn, Seok-Min Kang, Young-Jo Kim, Hyung Seop Kim, Shung Chull Chae, Byung-Hee Oh, Myoung-Mook Lee, Kyu-Hyung Ryu
BACKGROUND: Very little data is available to evaluate the gender-specific role of N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP). This study was performed to investigate whether there is a gender difference in the prognostic value of NT-proBNP in patients hospitalized for heart failure (HF).Methods and Results:A total of 2,280 patients hospitalized with HF (67.9±14.3 years, 50.9% women) from the nationwide registry database were analyzed. Composite events including all-cause mortality and HF readmission were assessed...
April 21, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387122/asperphenins-a-and-b-lipopeptidyl-benzophenones-from-a-marine-derived-aspergillus-sp-fungus
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Lijuan Liao, Song Yi Bae, Tae Hyung Won, Minjung You, Seong-Hwan Kim, Dong-Chan Oh, Sang Kook Lee, Ki-Bong Oh, Jongheon Shin
Asperphenins A (1) and B (2), novel diastereomeric lipopeptidyl benzophenone metabolites, were isolated from a marine-derived Aspergillus sp. fungus. On the basis of the results of combined spectroscopic analyses, the structures of these compounds were determined to be linear assemblies of three motifs: a hydroxy fatty acid, a tripeptide, and a trihydroxybenzophenone. The absolute configurations were assigned using chemical modifications and electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculations. The novel compounds exhibited significant cytotoxicity on diverse cancer cells...
April 7, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346838/short-communication-hiv-1-transmission-networks-across-south-korea
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Mi Young Ahn, Joel O Wertheim, Woo Joo Kim, Shin-Woo Kim, Jin Soo Lee, Hea Won Ann, Yongduk Jeon, Jin Young Ahn, Je Eun Song, Dong Hyun Oh, Yong Chan Kim, Eun Jin Kim, In Young Jung, Moo Hyun Kim, Wooyoung Jeong, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, June Myung Kim, Davey M Smith, Jun Yong Choi
Molecular epidemiology can help clarify the properties and dynamics of HIV-1 transmission networks in both global and regional scales. We studied 143 HIV-1-infected individuals recruited from four medical centers of three cities in South Korea between April 2013 and May 2014. HIV-1 env V3 sequence data were generated (337-793 bp) and analyzed using a pairwise distance-based clustering approach to infer putative transmission networks. Participants whose viruses were ≤2.0% divergent according to Tamura-Nei 93 genetic distance were defined as clustering...
August 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296758/the-incidence-and-clinical-characteristics-by-gender-differences-in-patients-with-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease
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In Young Jung, Hea Won Ann, Jung Ju Kim, Se Ju Lee, Jinnam Kim, Hye Seong, Dong Hyun Oh, Yong Chan Kim, Eun Jin Kim, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare, self-limiting disorder that typically affects the cervical lymph nodes (LNs). Although initially described in young women, KFD also occurs in men. There are no reports on the clinical manifestations and characteristics of male KFD patients. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the incidence of KFD among males, as well as the most frequent clinical characteristics of these patients. A retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed at a tertiary hospital of patients pathologically confirmed as having KFD from LN biopsy specimens...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288473/expression-pattern-of-smad4-gata3-as-a-predictor-of-survival-in-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-of-the-breast
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Kyueng-Whan Min, Dong-Hoon Kim, Sung-Im Do, Seoung Wan Chae, Kyungeun Kim, Jin Hee Sohn, Hyun Joo Lee, In-Gu Do, Jung-Soo Pyo, Yuil Kim, Dong Hyun Kim, Jung-Ho Yang, Sang-Jo Lee, Young Ha Oh, Sukjoong Oh, Seon Hyeong Choi, Yong Lai Park, Chan Heun Park, Eun-Kyung Kim, Mi Jung Kwon, Jinwon Seo
BACKGROUND: Smad4 and GATA3 proteins are known prognostic markers in various cancers. Smad4 is a mediator linked to both tumour suppression and progression. GATA3 is a regulator of development and morphogenesis of the mammary gland. We assessed and compared the predictive performance of Smad4 and GATA3 for clinical outcomes in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: The combined expression pattern based on Smad4+/- and GATA3+/- was evaluated by immunostaining using breast cancer tissue microarray, and the relationships between protein expression and clinicopathological variables were analysed...
2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216577/qm-hifsa-aided-structure-determination-of-succinilenes-a-d-new-triene-polyols-from-a-marine-derived-streptomyces-sp
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Munhyung Bae, So Hyun Park, Yun Kwon, Sang Kook Lee, Jongheon Shin, Joo-Won Nam, Dong-Chan Oh
Based on profiles of secondary metabolites produced by marine bacteria obtained using LC/MS, succinilenes A-D (1-4), new triene polyols, were discovered from a culture of a Streptomyces strain SAK1, which was collected in the southern area of Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. The gross structures of 1-4 were primarily determined through analysis of NMR spectra. The double bond geometries of the succinilenes, which could not be established from conventional ¹H NMR spectra because of the highly overlapped olefinic signals, were successfully deciphered using the recently developed quantum-mechanics-driven ¹H iterative full spin analysis (QM-HiFSA)...
February 14, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179059/phenolics-and-neolignans-isolated-from-the-fruits-of-juglans-mandshurica-maxim-and-their-effects-on-lipolysis-in-adipocytes
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SeonJu Park, Nanyoung Kim, Guijae Yoo, Sang-Nam Kim, Hyun-Jung Kwon, Kiwon Jung, Dong-Chan Oh, Yun-Hee Lee, Seung Hyun Kim
Juglans mandshurica Maxim. (Juglandaceae) is a traditional folk medicine used for treatment of dermatosis and to relieve aches in Korea and China. In this study, eight compounds, along with six known compounds, were isolated from the fruit of J. mandshurica. Among the six known compounds, the absolute configuration of two compounds were determined. The structures of compounds were determined on the basis of extensive spectroscopic methods, including 1D and 2D NMR and CD spectroscopic data. All isolated compounds were tested for their lipolytic activities in differentiated adipocytes using C3H10T1/2 mouse embryonic fibroblasts...
May 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165740/anti-neurodegenerative-biflavonoid-glycosides-from-impatiens-balsamina
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Chung Sub Kim, Munhyung Bae, Joonseok Oh, Lalita Subedi, Won Se Suh, Sang Zin Choi, Mi Won Son, Sun Yeou Kim, Sang Un Choi, Dong-Chan Oh, Kang Ro Lee
Four biflavonoid glycosides, balsamisides A-D (1-4), and nine known compounds (5-13) were obtained from the white petals of Impatiens balsamina. The 2D structures of the purified phytochemicals were established using conventional NMR techniques in addition to the new long-range HSQMBC NMR experiment. Acid hydrolysis followed by experimental and quantum-mechanics-based ECD data analysis permitted full configurational assignment of the purified metabolites. Compounds 1-13 were assessed for their potential to impede the generation of nitric oxide in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated BV2 cells...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142258/bone-loss-of-vertebral-bodies-at-the-operative-segment-after-cervical-arthroplasty-a-potential-complication
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Dong Hwa Heo, Dong Chan Lee, Jong Yang Oh, Choon Keun Park
OBJECTIVE Bony overgrowth and spontaneous fusion are complications of cervical arthroplasty. In contrast, bone loss or bone remodeling of vertebral bodies at the operation segment after cervical arthroplasty has also been observed. The purpose of this study is to investigate a potential complication-bone loss of the anterior portion of the vertebral bodies at the surgically treated segment after cervical total disc replacement (TDR)-and discuss the clinical significance. METHODS All enrolled patients underwent follow-up for more than 24 months after cervical arthroplasty using the Baguera C disc...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135795/-surgical-removal-of-migrated-coil-after-embolization-of-jejunal-variceal-bleeding-a-case-report
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Junhwan Kim, Danbi Lee, Kyunghwan Oh, Mingee Lee, Seol So, Dong Hoon Yang, Chan Wook Kim, Dong Il Gwon, Young Hwa Chung
Jejunal variceal bleeding is less common compared with esophagogastric varices in patients with portal hypertension. However, jejunal variceal bleeding can be fatal without treatment. Treatments include surgery, transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (TIPS), endoscopic sclerotherapy, percutaneous coil embolization, and balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO). Percutaneous coil embolization can be considered as an alternative treatment option for those where endoscopic sclerotherapy, surgery, TIPS or BRTO are not possible...
January 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134507/voltage-tunable-multicolor-sub-1-5-v-flexible-electrochromic-devices-based-on-ion-gels
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Hwan Oh, Dong Gyu Seo, Tae Yong Yun, Chan Young Kim, Hong Chul Moon
Voltage-tunable multicolor electrochromic devices (ECDs) are fabricated based on flexible ion gels consisting of copolymers and ionic liquids as an electrolyte layer. Dimethyl ferrocene (dmFc) is incorporated into the gel, which serves as an anodic species. In this study, two electrochromic (EC) materials, monoheptyl viologen (MHV(+)) and diheptyl viologen (DHV(2+)), are employed and show significantly different EC behavior despite the similar chemical structure. Both MHV(+)- and DHV(2+)-containing ECDs are slightly yellowish in the bleached state, whereas the colored states are magenta and blue, respectively...
March 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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