J W Park

Yonsei University Hospital, Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: Pollen from Japanese hop, Humulusjaponicus, is a major cause of pollinosis in Korea. Profilin (15 kDa) from Humulus scandens has been associated with strong allergenicity in allergic Chinese patients. Profilin has also been detected in pollen extract from Korean Japanese hop by proteomic analysis and immunoglobulin (Ig) E immunoblotting. However, the allergenicity of allergens isolated from Japanese hop has not been investigated in Korean individuals. This study was undertaken to produce recombinant profilin from Japanese hop and evaluate its allergenicity. Complementary DNA sequences encoding 2 isoallergens were cloned by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and their recombinant proteins expressed in Escherichia coli. The IgE-binding reactivities of the recombinant allergens were assessed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The deduced amino acid sequences of the H. japonicus profilins were 68.7% to 80.2% homologous with profilins from mugwort (Art v 4), ragweed (Amb a 14), and birch (Bet v 2). Two isoallergens of profilin from H. japonicus were 78.2% identical. Notably, the cDNA sequences of these 2 isoallergens were 98.5% (AY268422) and 98.7% (AY268424) identical to those of H. scandens. Serum samples from Japanese hop-sensitized individuals showed 12.9% IgE reactivity to both of the recombinant profilin isoallergens from H. japonicus, indicating that profilin may not be an allergenically dominant component of Japanese hop pollen. The recombinant profilins showed only 0% to 9.3% inhibition of the crude extract. Two isoallergens of profilin that are highly conserved with those of mugwort, ragweed, and birch were identified in H. japonicus. Profilins from Japanese hop pollen may play a minor role in the pathogenesis of pollinosis in Koreans.
    Journal of investigational allergology & clinical immunology: official organ of the International Association of Asthmology (INTERASMA) and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Alergia e Inmunología 01/2013; 23(5):345-50. · 1.89 Impact Factor
  • J H Lee, K H Park, J W Park, C S Hong
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    ABSTRACT: Serum chitinase-like proteins such as YKL-40 in asthmatic patients are known to positively correlate with disease severity but controversy remains regarding their role. The allergen bronchial provocation test (ABPT) can induce allergic airway inflammation in individuals with atopic asthma. To evaluate the induction and kinetics of YKL-40 during allergen-induced airway inflammation in atopic asthmatics. Thirteen patients were enrolled from May to November 2008. They all underwent ABPT with Dermatophagoides farinae crude extract. Induced sputums (IS) and serum were collected 3 times: 7 days before ABPT (baseline), 7 hours after ABPT, and 24 hours after ABPT. We examined the cytology of induced sputum (IS) and measured levels of YKL-40, interleukin (IL) 4, IL-5, IL-13, IL-33, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha, and eosinophilic cationic protein (ECP) in IS and/or serum. Following ABPT, total inflammatory cells, eosinophils, and neutrophils increased in a time-dependent manner in IS. YKL-40 levels were increased in IS but not in serum at 7 or 24 hours after ABPT (P=.011 and P=.006, respectively). Similarly to YKL-40, IL-5 and ECP levels were also increased in IS at 7 and 24 hours after ABPT (P=.011 for IL-5 and P=.006 for ECP). Overall, YKL-40 levels were well correlated with ECP levels in IS (p=0.576, P<.001). YKL-40 levels increased immediately in IS but not in the serum of atopic asthmatics. The correlation between YKL-40 levels and ECP in IS suggests that YKL-40 may play a pathophysiologic role in human atopic asthma.
    Journal of investigational allergology & clinical immunology: official organ of the International Association of Asthmology (INTERASMA) and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Alergia e Inmunología 01/2012; 22(7):501-7. · 1.89 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Current MRI with the CE T1-weighted sequence plays a limited role in the evaluation of facial neuritis due to prominent normal facial nerve enhancement. Our purpose was to retrospectively investigate the usefulness of the CE 3D-FLAIR sequence compared with the CE 3D-T1-FFE sequence in facial neuritis patients. We assessed 36 consecutive patients who underwent temporal bone MR imaging at 3T for idiopathic facial palsy. Two readers independently reviewed CE 3D-T1-FFE and CE 3D-FLAIR images to determine the degree of enhancement in each of 5 segments of the facial nerve. We compared AUCs using the Z-test, compared diagnostic performance of 2 MR techniques with the McNemar test, and evaluated interobserver agreement. The Pearson χ(2) test was used for each segment of the facial nerve. The AUC of CE 3D-FLAIR (reader 1, 0.754; reader 2, 0.746) was greater than that of CE 3D-T1-FFE (reader 1, 0.624; reader 2, 0.640; P < .001). The diagnostic sensitivities, specificities, and accuracies were 97.2%, 86.1%, and 91.7%, respectively, for CE 3D-FLAIR, and 100%, 56.9%, and 78.5%, respectively, for CE 3D-T1-FFE. The specificity and accuracy of CE 3D-FLAIR were greater than those of CE 3D-T1-FFE (specificity, P = .029; accuracy, P = .008). The interobserver agreements for CE 3D-FLAIR (κ-value, 0.831) and CE 3D-T1-FFE (κ-value, 0.694) were excellent. Enhancement of the canalicular and anterior genu segments on CE 3D-FLAIR were significantly correlated with the occurrence of facial neuritis (P < .001 for canalicular; P = .032 and 0.020 for anterior genu by reader 1 and reader 2, respectively). CE 3D-FLAIR can improve the specificity and overall accuracy of MR imaging in patients with idiopathic facial palsy.
    American Journal of Neuroradiology 12/2011; 33(4):779-83. · 3.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to evaluate the long-term efficacy of entecavir (ETV) in adefovir (ADV)-refractory chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with prior lamivudine (LMV) resistance. A total of 55 ADV-refractory CHB patients with prior LMV resistance, who received rescue therapy with ETV 1 mg daily for at least 12 months, were consecutively enrolled and analysed. Forty-four patients were men, and their median age was 47 (25-69). Ten patients had liver cirrhosis and 46 patients were positive for hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg). Median hepatitis B virus DNA levels were 6.6 (4.3-8.0) log(10) copies/mL, and the median duration of ETV therapy was 24 (12-47) months. Cumulative virologic response rates at 6, 12, 24 and 36 months were 18%, 29%, 58% and 75%, respectively. HBeAg loss occurred in 10 (21.7%) of 46 HBeAg-positive patients. In multivariate analysis, only initial virologic response at 3 months remained as an independent predictor for virologic response (RR 3.143; 95% CI 1.387-7.120; P = 0.006). The patients with a virological response at 3 months had not only a significantly higher probability of achieving a virologic response (P < 0.001) but also lower probability of experiencing a virologic breakthrough (P = 0.043) than the patients without an early response. Viral breakthrough was observed in 29 patients during the follow-up period. Cumulative breakthrough rates at 6, 12, 24 and 36 months were 0%, 15%, 45% and 73%, respectively. ETV monotherapy may be considerably efficacious in cases with an initial virological response but its efficacy is attenuated by frequent emergence of ETV resistance in ADV-refractory CHB patients with prior LMV resistance.
    Journal of Viral Hepatitis 10/2011; 18(10):e475-81. · 3.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We report our experience with endovascular treatment of supra-aortic arteries and follow-up results in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TA) presenting with neurological symptoms. Of the 20 patients with TA who underwent cerebral angiography for neurological manifestations between May 2002 and May 2009, 12 (11 females, one male; mean age, 39 years; range 31-56 years) underwent endovascular treatment and evaluated outcome for 21 lesions, including nine common carotid arteries, four vertebral arteries, four subclavian arteries, two internal carotid arteries, and one brachiocephalic artery. Eight patients underwent multiple endovascular procedures for different lesions in single or multiple stages. Mean angiographic and clinical follow-up durations were 34 months (range, 11-79 months) and 39 months (range 11-91 months), respectively. Technical success was achieved for 20 procedures in 11 patients. One procedure failed, with 50% residual stenosis after stenting due to dense calcification of vessel walls. There were no procedure-related complications. Restenosis occurred at two lesions in two patients were treated by re-stenting. Asymptomatic occlusion occurred at two lesions in one patient. Ten patients remained in 0-1 on the modified Rankin scale (mRs) during mean 39 months. One patient, however, had a score of 3 on mRs due to a traumatic contusion during follow-up. One patient died from cardiac failure 36 months after successful angioplasty.Our data suggest that endovascular treatment of symptomatic supra-aortic lesions of TA is effective and durable in selected patients with neurologic symptoms.
    Interventional Neuroradiology 06/2011; 17(2):252-60. · 0.77 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - J ALLERG CLIN IMMUNOL. 01/2011; 127(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Concrete-filled steel tube structure has advantages such as excellent deformation capacity, energy absorption and fireresistance. However, CFT column has the drawback of local buckling at steel tube due to the deterioration of confinement effect after steel tube yield. To solve the problem, CFT column system reinforced by CFRP(Carbon Fiber Sheets) will be introduced and the structural behaviors of CFRP reinforced columns will be compared with those of the current CFT columns. The main experimental parameters are diameter-thickness (D/t) and number of carbon FRP sheet layers. 10 specimens were prepared with the main experimental parameters. Axial compression test were conducted and axial behavior maximum strength capacity, and ductility capacity were analyzed between CFRP reinforced columns and the current CFT columns. To propose of design formula for FRP reinforced CFT columns, confinement effectiveness coefficient of confined concrete were proposed based on the experimental results. Finally, base on the coefficient, the axial design formula for FRP reinforced CFT columns were proposed and compared the design strength values with the experimental strength values.
    Procedia Engineering. 01/2011; 14:2916-2922.
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    ABSTRACT: Offset buried metal gate vertical floating body (FB) memory cell technology fabricated on a recess gate DRAM technology is presented. Cell operating window (OW) is improved by 75%, while static and disturb tRET @ 1.3V, T=93C are >; 10x better than our previous work [1]. Array measurements and TCAD results confirm that maximum junction electric field (Emax) reduction is the primary reason for tRET improvement.
    VLSI Technology (VLSIT), 2011 Symposium on; 01/2011
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    ABSTRACT: Management of symptomatic carotid near occlusion especially in high-risk patients is different from outcome analysis of NASCET. We evaluated outcome in high-risk patients with symptomatic near occlusion. For 48 patients with near occlusion out of 166 symptomatic high-risk patients who underwent carotid stenting, we assessed the procedural success defined as residual stenosis <30%, modified Rankin Scale (mRS) at one and six months following stenting, and the 13 cerebrovascular factors related to the outcome. Initial National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) ≥4, 1-3 and 0 were 13, 14 and 21 patients each. We compared the outcome with patients who underwent CAS (n=118) due to symptomatic stenosis without near occlusion during the same period. Our procedural success rate was 98%. A good outcome (mRS ≤2) was achieved in 44 patients (92%) at six months. There were five events (10%) within six months, i.e. three minor strokes, one major stroke caused by hemorrhage, and one death excluding two deaths not related to stroke. Hyperperfusion (n=4) was the most common cause of events leading to two minor strokes and a major stroke. Although initial NIHSS (P = .012) was related to poor outcome (mRS >2) compared to the CAS group, there was no statistical significance between two groups in the event rate of stroke, death or restenosis. The outcome of carotid stenting in high-risk patients with symptomatic near occlusion did not reveal any difference compared with CAS. Poor outcome was related to the initial NIHSS (≥4). Hyperperfusion tended to be more commonly related to an event occurring after stenting.
    Interventional Neuroradiology 09/2010; 16(3):309-16. · 0.77 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - J ALLERG CLIN IMMUNOL. 01/2010; 125(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Impulse oscillometry (IOS) is a good method for measuring airway resistance. It does not require special breathing skills and it can reflect different aspects of airway obstruction to those revealed by spirometry, which is an effort-dependent maneuver. To evaluate the characteristics of airway obstruction in young asthmatics after an exercise bronchial provocation test (EBPT) using IOS. Forty-seven young adults were enrolled in the study. All the participants underwent a methacholine bronchial provocation test (MBPT) and an EBPT for the evaluation of their asthma. IOS and spirometric parameters were collected at baseline and at 0, 5, 10, 20, and 30 minutes post-EBPT.The participants were divided into 2 groups according to MBPT positivity: an airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) group and a no-AHR group. There were differences in the percent decrease in forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1) between the 2 groups at 5, 10, and 20 minutes after exercise. Resistance at 5 Hz (R5) increased in the AHR group but not in the no-AHR group at 5 and 10 minutes after exercise. Integration of reactance from 5 Hz to resonance frequency (area of reactance, AX) was also increased in the AHR group at only 5 and 10 minutes post-EBPT. Delta R5 and delta AX at 5 and 10 minutes post-exercise were well correlated with the percent decrease in FEV1. IOS parameters, especially delta R5 and delta AX, may be useful for performing objective evaluations and improving our understanding of exercise-induced airway obstruction in young asthmatics.
    Journal of investigational allergology & clinical immunology: official organ of the International Association of Asthmology (INTERASMA) and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Alergia e Inmunología 01/2010; 20(7):575-81. · 1.89 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - J ALLERG CLIN IMMUNOL. 01/2009; 123(2).
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - J ALLERG CLIN IMMUNOL. 01/2009; 123(2).
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - J ALLERG CLIN IMMUNOL. 01/2008; 121(2).
  • B.S. So, Y.H. Jung, J.W. Park, D.W. Lee
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we present a machining time estimation algorithm for five-axis high-speed machining. Estimation of machining time plays an important role in process planning and production scheduling of a shop. In contrast to the rapid evolution of machine tools and controllers, machining time calculation is still based on simple algorithms of tool path length divided by input feedrates of NC data, with some additional factors from experience. We propose an algorithm based on five-axis machine behavior in order to predict machining time more exactly. For this purpose, we first investigated the operational characteristics of five-axis machines. Then, we defined some dominant factors, including feed angle that is an independent variable for machining speed. With these factors, we have developed a machining time calculation algorithm that has a good accuracy not only in three-axis machining, but also in five-axis high-speed machining.
    Journal of Materials Processing Technology 06/2007; s 187–188:37–40. · 1.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Nanoscale fabrication of silicon substrate based on the use of atomic force microscopy (AFM) followed by chemical etching was demonstrated. A specially designed cantilever with a diamond tip, allowing the formation of damaged layer on silicon substrate by a simple scratching process, has been applied instead of conventional silicon cantilever for scanning. A thin damaged layer forms in the substrate at the diamond tip–sample junction along scanning path of the tip, which was found to be a low crystallized amorphous silicon layer. Hence, these sequential processes, called tribo-nanolithography, TNL, can fabricate 2D or 3D microstructures in nanometer range. Diamond tip fabrication processes for TNL follow the micro-patterning, wet chemical etching and CVD based on MEMS processes. The developed TNL tools show outstanding machinability against single crystal silicon wafer. Hence, they are expected to have a possibility for industrial applications as a micro-to-nano-machining tool. In our previous work, is has been clearly known that the damaged layer withstands against aqueous potassium hydroxide solution, while it dissolves in diluted hydro fluoric solution. This study demonstrates the effect of various machining parameters on mask layer, followed by wet chemical etching in potassium hydroxide and hydro fluoric solution.
    Journal of Materials Processing Technology 01/2007; · 1.95 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 02/2006; 117(2). · 12.05 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - J ALLERG CLIN IMMUNOL. 01/2006; 117(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Der p 2 isoallergens have been reported and the possibility of different allergenicity has also been suggested. In addition, the quantification with 2-site ELISA may be affected by the isoallergens. Two different recombinant Der p 2 (rDer p 2) isoallergens were compared in terms of human IgE responses and the reliability of quantification of them with two-site ELISA kits which use monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) as capture and detection of Der p 2. Seven different Der p 2 cDNA from the cultured Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (DP) were cloned and polymorphism in nine amino acid residues was found. Two different recombinant isoallergens (rDer p 2A and rDer p 2B) were expressed and compared to their human IgE immune responses by ELISA and the ELISA inhibition test with 23 sera of DP-allergic patients. The reliability of quantification of two different available 2-site ELISA kits, which used mAbs for capture and detection of Der p 2, was evaluated. The ELISA optical density of rDer p 2B-specific IgE (sIgE) was higher than that of rDer p 2A (P < 0.001). The ELISA inhibition curve of rDer p 2B sIgE in pool I sera (n = 5; high sIgE both to rDer p 2A and rDer p 2B) did not show any differences in the 50% inhibition concentration and maximum inhibitory percentage of rDer p 2A and rDer p 2B sIgE. However, with pool II sera (n = 5; markedly higher sIgE to rDer p 2B than rDer p 2A), the 50% inhibitory concentrations (10 microg/mL vs. 40 ng/mL) and maximum inhibitory percentage (61% vs. 99%) of rDer p 2B sIgE with the two recombinant isoallergens were quite different. rDer p 2B could be quantified with two different 2-site ELISA kits, but rDer p 2A was detected by only one kit. We conclude that isoallergens of Der p 2 may have different IgE immune responses. Quantification of Der p 2 with 2-site ELISA kits that adopted mAbs, might be affected by the prevalent form of the isoallergens in reservoir dust.
    Clinical & Experimental Allergy 07/2002; 32(7):1042-7. · 4.79 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Vinyl sulphone reactive dye (vRD), which consists of vinyl sulphone reactive groups and a chromogen, can elicit IgE-mediated occupational asthma (OA) by haptenation. Human serum albumin (HSA) is known as the most reliable carrier protein for the vRD, the IgE epitopes of vRD-HSA are not well characterized. In this study we evaluated the epitope of vRD-HAS-specific IgE. Two vRD (Remazole Black-GR and Remazole Orange-3R), Procion Red-MX-5B, which has a dichlorotriazine reactive group, and vinyl sulphone (VS), were haptenated to HSA, respectively. vRD-HSA was denatured by heat or mercaptoethanol treatment and the allergenicities of denatured and non-denatured vRD-HSA were compared by ELISA and IgE immunoblotting using the sera of six vRD-OA patients. vRD-HSA-specific, Procion Red-MX-5B (pRD)-HSA-specific and VS-HAS-specific IgE were also measured with ELISA and the cross-reactivity between them was evaluated with ELISA inhibition. Denaturation of vRD-HSA by heat affected its allergenicity markedly in five of six sera of RD-OA. When vRD was conjugated to the pre-heated HSA, its allergenicity also disappeared or was markedly attenuated compared with the vRD-HSA in five of six sera. Mercaptoethanol treatment markedly affected the allergenicity of the RD-HSA in all six RD-OA sera. Immunoblotting from non-denatured PAGE showed strong IgE affinity to vRD-HSA but immunoblotting from denatured SDS PAGE did not show IgE affinity. Among six RD-OA patients, five and four patients had pRD-HSA-specific and VS-HSA-specific IgE, respectively. However, the vRD-HSA-specific IgE was neither inhibited by pRD-HSA nor VS-HSA CONCLUSION: We considered that the conformational structure of HSA would be critical for the IgE epitopes during the haptenation process and both of the chromogen and reactive groups of the vRD would contribute to the formation of IgE epitope. Our results also confirmed the heterogeneity of IgE epitopes in the RD-HSA complex.
    Clinical & Experimental Allergy 12/2001; 31(11):1779-86. · 4.79 Impact Factor

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466 Citations
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Institutions

  • 1995–2013
    • Yonsei University Hospital
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2011
    • Hallym University Medical Center
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2007
    • Pusan National University
      Tsau-liang-hai, Busan, South Korea
  • 1998–2001
    • Yonsei University
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
    • Chungnam National University Hospital
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
    • Ajou University
      • Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2000
    • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
      • Department of Aerospace Engineering
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea