Tae-Gyu Chung

CHA University, Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea

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Publications (4)5.95 Total impact

  • American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 03/2006; 140(5):527-32. · 2.30 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To determine whether 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR C677T and A1298C) genotype is associated with male infertility. Analysis of cytogenetic, Y chromosomal microdeletion assay (Yq), and the C677T and A1298C polymorphisms of the MTHFR gene by pyrosequencing and PCR-Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) method. SAS 8.1 assessed the statistical risk of MTHFR genotype. The homozygous (T/T) C677T polymorphism of the MTHFR gene was present at a statistically high significance in unexplained infertile men with normal karyotype, instead at no significance in explained infertile men with chromosomal abnormality or Y chromosome deletion. There was no statistically significance of A1298C variation in infertile males. The MTHFR 677TT genotype may be a genetic risk factor for male infertility, especially with severe OAT and non-obstructive azoospermia in unexplained infertile males.
    Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 11/2005; 22(9-10):361-8. · 1.82 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the XIST gene expression and its effect in a Klinefelter's patient, we used Klinefelter's syndrome (XXY) patient with azoospermia and also used a normal male (XY) and a normal female (XX) as the control, We were performed cytogenetic analysis, Y chromosomal microdeletion assay (Yq), semi-quantitative RT-PCR, and the Northern blot for Klinefelter's syndrome (KS) patient, a female and a male control, We extracted total RNA from the KS patient, and from the normal cells of the female and male control subjects using the RNA prep kit (Qiagen), cDNA microarray contained 218 human X chromosome-specific genes was fabricated. Each total RNA was reverse transcribed to the first strand cDNA and was labeled with Cy-3 and Cy-5 fluorescein, The microarray was scanned by ScanArray 4000XL system. XIST transcripts were detected from the Klinefelters patient and the female by RT-PCR and Northern blot analysis, but not from the normal male, In the cDNA microarray experiment, we found 24 genes and 14 genes are highly expressed in KS more than the normal male and females, respectively. We concluded that highly expressed genes in KS may be a resulted of the abnormal X inactivation mechanism.
    Genomics & Informatics. 01/2004; 2(1).
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    ABSTRACT: To report two azoospermic patients with reciprocal X-autosome translocations. Cytogenetic analysis utilizing GTG-banding and Yq microdeletions shown by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with 12 sequence-tagged site (STS) markers for Y chromosome microdeletions. Cytogenetic analysis showed one man with 46,Y,t(X;19)(q22;q13.3) and the other with 46,Y,t(X;8)(p22;q11). Neither had any Yq microdeletions shown. The patient with 46,Y, t(X;8)(p22;q11) showed a slightly lower than normal testosterone level. By NCBI-Blast search, we found four testis-specific genes, t-complex-associated-testis-expressed 1-like (TCTE1L), Ferritin, heavy polypeptide-like 17 (FTHL17), Testis expressed sequence 13A (TEX13A), and Testis expressed sequence 13B (TEX13B) located near breakpoints on X chromosome. FTHL17, TEX13A, and TEX13B are spermatogonially-expressed, germ-cell-specific genes. This is the first clinical report of azoospermia with reciprocal X-autosome translocations on Xp22 and q22. These translocations on Xp22 and q22 may be direct genetic risk factors for azoospermia.
    Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 10/2003; 20(9):385-9. · 1.82 Impact Factor