Deok-Heon Kim

Deok-Heon Kim
Dongguk University · Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

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For clinical application by dendritic cell (DC)-based cancer immunotherapy, a proper adjuvant system to elicit a strong anticancer immune response is needed. Here, we investigated the potential of chorismate mutase (TBCM, Rv1885c), a putative Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) virulence factor, as an immunoadjuvant in DC-based tumor immunotherapy. Fir...
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Radar is a promising non-contact sensor for overnight polysomnography (PSG), the gold standard for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This preliminary study aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of the automated detection of apnea-hypopnea events for OSA diagnosis based on 60 GHz frequency-modulated continuous-wave radar using convolutional r...
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We report a clinical experience of treating concomitant atopic dermatitis and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) with dupilumab. This report is particularly noticeable in terms of disease severity and treatment duration compared to previous reported cases, suggesting long‐term dupilumab therapy can contribute to disease control even in patients with sev...
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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common degenerative disease and is indicative of dementia. The cerebral accumulation of amyloid β (Aβ), a crucial factor in AD, initiates synaptic and cognitive dysfunction. Therefore, the elevation of synaptic and cognitive functions may help manage dementia in AD. In this study, we suggest hyperoside as a syna...
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Gastrointestinal cancer is associated with a high mortality rate. Here, we report that the splice variant of NRP/B contributes to tumorigenic activity in highly malignant gastric cancer through dissociation from the tumor repressor, HDAC5. NRP/B mRNA expression is significantly higher in the human gastric cancer tissues than in the normal tissues....
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Objective: To develop an ensemble deep learning model (DLM) predicting anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears from lateral knee radiographs and to evaluate its diagnostic performance. Materials and methods: In this study, 1433 lateral knee radiographs (661 with ACL tear confirmed on MRI, 772 normal) from two medical centers were split into train...
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Recently, various types of in vitro-reconstructed 3D skin models have been developed for drug testing and disease modeling. Herein, we structurally and functionally validated a self-assembled reconstructed skin equivalent (RSE) and developed an IL-17a-induced in vitro psoriasis-like model using a self-assembled RSE. The tissue engineering approach...
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Background Although the loss of skeletal limb muscle mass and muscle strength in the elderly have been demonstrated, the aging process of the back muscles to maintain core stability is not well known. This 1-year prospective observational study aimed to investigate the natural aging course of the lumbar extensor muscles (LEMs) compared with the ext...
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Purpose: To develop and validate deep radiomics models for the diagnosis of osteoporosis using hip radiographs. Materials and methods: A deep radiomics model was developed using 4924 hip radiographs from 4308 patients (3632 women; mean age, 62 years ± 13 [SD]) obtained between September 2009 and April 2020. Ten deep features, 16 texture features...
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Glechoma hederacea var. longituba (common name: ground ivy) has been used for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, cholelithiasis, colds, and inflammation. In the present study, three new sesquiterpene glycosides ( 1 – 3 ), two new diterpene glycosides ( 4 and 5 ), and four known compounds ( 6 – 9 ) were isolated from its MeOH extract. A structure...
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2-keto-3-deoxy sugar acids, which have potential as precursors in medicinal compound production, have gained attention in various fields. Among these acids, 2-keto-3-deoxy-l-galactonate (KDGal) has been biologically produced from D-galacturonate originating from plant-derived pectin. KDGal is also found in the catabolic pathway of 3,6-anhydro-l-gal...
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is caused by various pathological mechanisms; therefore, it is necessary to develop drugs that simultaneously act on multiple targets. In this study, we investigated the effects of eugenitol, which has anti-amyloid β (Aβ) and anti-neuroinflammatory effects, in an AD mouse model. We found that eugenitol potently inhibited Aβ...
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The ocular surface is continuously exposed to various environmental factors, and innate and adaptive immunity play crucial roles in ocular surface diseases (OSDs). Previously, we have reported that the topical application of RCI001 affords excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects in dry eye disease and ocular chemical burn models. In thi...
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Memory-enhancing agents have long been required for various reasons such as for obtaining a good score in a test in the young and for retaining memory in the aged. Although many studies have found that several natural products may be good candidates for memory enhancement, there is still a need for better agents. The present study investigated whet...
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Florid reactive periostitis (FRP) is a rare benign fibro-osseous proliferation, occurring mostly in the short tubular bones of hands and rarely in the long tubular bones. We report a surgically confirmed case of FRP involving the clavicle in a 26-year-old male. On MRI scans, a soft tissue mass with T2 high signal intensity was found that originated...
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Bile acids have been linked to pathomechanism and prognosis in various types of cancers. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of bile acids on the molecular change in gastric epithelial cancer cells and to evaluate gastric bile acid concentration in patients with early gastric cancer (EGC). Human gastric cancer cells (AGS and NCI‑N87 c...
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Neurodevelopmental disorders are complex conditions that pose difficulty in the modulation of proper motor, sensory and cognitive function due to dysregulated neuronal development. Previous studies have reported that an imbalance in the excitation/ inhibition (E/I) in the brain regulated by glutamatergic and/or GABAergic neurotransmission can cause...
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Although accumulation of amyloid β (Aβ) plaque is a major hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD), various pathologies have been suggested therapeutic targets. Therefore, therapies-targeting multiple pathologies would be required for effective managements of AD. Accordingly, natural products, which has multiple active ingredients, have been receiving...
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Background/Aims: Colonic diverticular bleeding (CDB) is a common cause of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Patients with CDB are at increased risk for recurrence. Here, we aimed to evaluate the clinical course of patients with CDB and identify risk factors, including the Charlson comorbidity index (CCI), for recurrent CDB (rCDB). Methods: We...
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Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between sound level tolerance and tinnitus in humans. Methods: We compared the loudness discomfort levels at 500 and 3000 Hz pure tones in 33 subjects with bilateral tinnitus and 33 subjects with unilateral tinnitus with normal and symmetric hearing thresholds and those of age- a...
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Background: The aims of this study were to evaluate the long-term effects of hearing-aid use on auditory spectral discrimination, temporal envelope sensitivity, and speech perception ability and to determine whether hearing performance changes with the duration of hearing-aid use. Methods: The study included 13 elderly participants (64.15 ± 9.87...
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Profilin-1 (PFN-1) is an actin-binding protein that regulates actin polymerization, cell proliferation, apoptosis, angiogenesis, and carcinogenesis. Its dysregulation has been reported in diverse pathologic diseases; however, the role of PFN-1 in psoriasis has not yet been elucidated. In this study, we demonstrate that PFN-1 expression is increased...
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Stress is an important neurological input for successful life. However, chronic stress and stress hormones could be a cause of various neurological disorders including anxiety disorders. Therefore, there have been many efforts to find effective materials for curing stress-induced neurological disorders. In this study, we examined the effect of Hydr...
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Glechoma hederacea var. longituba (common name: ground-ivy) has been used for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, cholelithiasis, colds, and inflammation. In the present study, three new sesquiterpene glycosides ( 1 – 3 ), two new diterpene glycosides ( 4 – 5 ), and four known compounds ( 6 – 9 ) were isolated from its MeOH extract. Structure eluc...
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Background: A rifampicin (RF)-clindamycin (CL) combination therapy is recommended as the first-line treatment for moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Although the long-term use of RF requires caution due to the possibility of developing resistant bacteria, only a few studies have investigated alternatives for this combination therapy...
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The skin is the first line of defense of our body, and it is composed of the epidermis and dermis with diverse immune cells. Various in vitro models have been investigated to recapitulate the immunological functions of the skin and to model inflammatory skin diseases. The simplest model is a two-dimensional (2D) co-culture system, which helps under...
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Wireless Wearables The cover associated with article 2100383 by Yonggang Huang, Debra E. Weese-Mayer, John A. Rogers, and co-workers, is a picture of an infant wearing a pair of soft, wireless, and skininterfaced devices that provide continuous, clinical-grade, and noninvasive monitoring of various physiological waveforms. Relevant characteristics...
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Background Pain management is crucial in palliative care for patients with advanced cancer. Here, we report a case of shoulder pain in a patient with renal cell carcinoma. Case presentation A 36-year-old male diagnosed metastatic renal cell carcinoma presented with pain and weakness on left shoulder for more than 6 months. Physical examination sho...
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The activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), as well as up-regulation of cytokines and growth factors to promote STAT3 activation, have been found in the epidermis of psoriatic lesions. Recently, a series of synthetic compounds possessing the Michael acceptor have been reported as STAT3 inhibitors by covalently bind...
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Even healthy individuals often encounter leg venous symptoms such as heaviness, pain, and swelling especially after prolonged standing work. Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) is a widely used simple therapy for preventing deep vein thrombosis and for treating lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency. However, IPC has not been evaluated fo...
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α-Neoagarobiose (NAB)/neoagarooligosaccharide (NAO) hydrolase plays an important role as an exo-acting 3,6-anhydro-α-(1,3)-L-galactosidase in agarose utilization. Agarose is an abundant polysaccharide found in red seaweeds, comprising 3,6-anhydro-L-galactose (AHG) and D-galactose residues. Unlike agarose degradation, which has been reported in mari...
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Significance Monitoring vital signs for laboring women and their fetuses is foundational to the delivery of obstetrical care; however, monitoring platforms for pregnancy have undergone little innovation over the last several decades with many low-income settings lacking basic access. We report a new time-synchronized, flexible, and wireless sensor...
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BACKGROUND Social media has become a new source for obtaining real-world data on adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Many studies have investigated the use of social media to detect early signals of ADRs. However, the trustworthiness of signals derived from social media is questionable. To confirm this, a confirmatory research study using positive contr...
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Indwelling arterial lines, the clinical gold standard for continuous blood pressure (BP) monitoring in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), have significant drawbacks due to their invasive nature, ischemic risk, and impediment to natural body movement. A noninvasive, wireless, and accurate alternative would greatly improve the quality of patie...
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Chaenomeles sinensis has been used as a food and traditional medicines. However, most of research on discovering bioactive constituents from this plant have been focused on its yellow fruit, Chinese quince, due to its wide usage. Here, we isolated and characterized three new phenolic compounds (1, 9, and 11) and 21 known compounds (2−8, 10, and 12−...
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Traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) have been a rich source of novel drug discovery, and Cassia seed is one of the common TCMs with numerous biological effects. Based on the existing reports on neuroprotection by Cassia seed extract, the present study aims to search possible pharmacological targets behind the neuroprotective effects of the Cassia...
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Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) has been widely used in various industries due to its unique physical properties. However, PET causes major environmental problems globally due to its low degradability and recycling rate. Since it is nearly impossible to replace PET with other materials, an efficient approach for PET recycling is necessary for a...
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Backgrounds: Cysteine-rich angiogenic inducer 61 (Cyr61) is emerging as an important regulator of tissue homeostasis and wound repair. We aim to explore the colonic mucosal expression of Cyr61 and analyze the association between Cyr61 expression and clinical course in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). Methods: Endoscopic samples were identifie...
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Chondroitin sulfate-hybridized zein nanoparticles (zein/CS NPs) were developed for targeted delivery of docetaxel, which exhibited mean diameters of 157.8 ± 3.6 nm and docetaxel encapsulation efficiency of 64.2 ± 1.9 %. Docetaxel was released from the NPs in a sustained manner (∼72 h), following first-order kinetics. The zein/CS NPs showed improved...
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative disorders characterized by memory deficits. Although no drug has given promising results, synaptic dysfunction-modulating agents might be considered potential candidates for alleviating this disorder. Pinoresinol, a lignan found in Forsythia suspensa, is a memory-enhancing agen...
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Gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a low-grade lymphoma with a long median survival time because of its low proliferation rate. A 75-year-old man was referred to the hospital for hematemesis. Upper endoscopy revealed a 30-mm subepithelial tumor (SET). Abdominal CT and EUS revealed a homogeneously hypoechoic lesion arising...
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease conceptualized as a clinical-biological neurodegenerative construct where amyloid-beta pathophysiology is supposed to play a role. The loss of cognitive functions is mostly characterized by the rapid hydrolysis of acetylcholine by cholinesterases including acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyr...
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Rationale: Endoscopic resection of superficial non-ampullary duodenal epithelial neoplasm (SNADEN) is a challenging procedure owing to the high recurrence rate and considerable incidence rate of adverse events. Patient concerns: SNADEN accidentally found during a medical examination in a 56-year-old man. Diagnosis: The patient was diagnosed as...
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a rapid accumulation of amyloid β (Aβ) protein in the hippocampus, which impairs synaptic structures and neuronal signal transmission, induces neuronal loss, and diminishes memory and cognitive functions. The present study investigated the impact of neuregulin 1 (NRG1)-ErbB4...
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Seaweeds have received considerable attention as sources of dietary fiber and biomass for manufacturing valuable products. The major polysaccharides of red seaweeds include agar and porphyran. In a marine environment, marine bacteria utilize agar and porphyran through the agarase and porphyranase genes encoded in their genomes. Most of these enzyme...
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A novel energy harvesting (EH) interface for flexible thin film piezoelectric generator (FPEG) is proposed for EH from irregular human motion. Traditional thick PEG-based kinetic EH circuits are designed for continuous and sinusoidal inputs from cantilever-based structures and are not suitable for EH from irregular human motion. The proposed EH int...
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Background and Objectives We investigated whether there are differences in auditory performance between the healthy ears of subjects with unilateral deafness (UD) and the control ears of subjects with normal hearing (NH) in both ears.Subjects and Method Sixteen subjects with acquired UD and 16 subjects with NH thresholds for both ears were enrolled...
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Precise form-fitting of prosthetic sockets is important for the comfort and well-being of persons with limb amputations. Capabilities for continuous monitoring of pressure and temperature at the skin-prosthesis interface can be valuable in the fitting process and in monitoring for the development of dangerous regions of increased pressure and tempe...
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A new megastigmane-type norsesquiterpenoid glycoside, chaemeloside ( 1 ), was isolated from the twigs of Chaenomeles sinensis together with 11 known phytochemicals through chromatographic methods. The chemical structure of the new isolate 1 was determined by conventional 1D and 2D NMR data analysis, ECD experiment, hydrolysis followed by a modified...
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by neurological dysfunction, including memory impairment, attributed to the accumulation of amyloid β (Aβ) in the brain. Although several studies reported possible mechanisms involved in Aβ pathology, much remains unknown. Previous findings suggested that a protein regulated in d...
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The study of a Hawaiian volcanic soil-associated fungal strain Penicillium herquei FT729 led to the isolation of one unprecedented benzoquinone-chromanone, herqueilenone A (1) and two phenalenone derivatives (2 and 3). Their structures were determined through extensive analysis of NMR spectroscopic data and gauge-including atomic orbital (GIAO) NMR...
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Purpose To determine the value of preprocedural MR imaging in genicular artery embolization (GAE) for patients with osteoarthritic knee pain. Materials and Methods This single-center study retrospectively analyzed 28 knees in 18 patients who underwent GAE for intractable knee pain < 1 month after MR imaging. The pain experienced in each knee was e...
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Amyloid beta (Aβ) peptide, one of the most important pathogenic traits of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), invokes a cascade of oxidative damage and eventually leads to neuronal death. In the present study, baicalein, wogonin, and oroxylin A, main active flavones in Scutellaria baicalensis, were evaluated for their neuroprotective effects against Aβ25–35-...
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2′-Fucosyllactose (2′-FL), a human milk oligosaccharide with confirmed benefits for infant health, is a promising infant formula ingredient. Although Escherichia coli, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Corynebacterium glutamicum, and Bacillus subtilis have been engineered to produce 2′-FL, their titers and productivities need be improved for economic produ...
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Background: Social standards for skin health have changed and have led to a rise in the general population's interest to achieve flawless skin. Objective: To survey the Korean public's perception of skin health and dermatologists and skin-health-related behaviors. Methods: A total of 355 participants of the Skin Health Expo 2018, held by the D...
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Backgrounds: Cysteine-rich angiogenic inducer 61 (Cyr61) is emerging as an important regulator of tissue homeostasis and wound repair. We aim to explore the colonic mucosal expression of Cyr61 and analyze the association between Cyr61 expression and clinical course in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). Methods: Endoscopic samples were identified f...
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Backgrounds: Cysteine-rich angiogenic inducer 61 (Cyr61) is emerging as an important regulator of tissue homeostasis and wound repair. We aim to explore the colonic mucosal expression of Cyr61 and analyze the association between Cyr61 expression and clinical course in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). Methods: Endoscopic samples were identified f...
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Backgrounds: Cysteine-rich angiogenic inducer 61 (Cyr61) is emerging as an important regulator of tissue homeostasis and wound repair. We aim to explore the colonic mucosal expression of Cyr61 and analyze the association between Cyr61 expression and clinical course in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). Methods: Endoscopic samples were identified f...
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Lactobacillus reuteri NK33 (NK33) and Bifidobacterium adolescentis NK98 (NK98) alleviate immobilization stress-induced depression. To understand gut microbiota-mediated mechanism of NK33 and NK98 against depression, we examined their effects on Escherichia coli K1 (K1)-induced depression and gut dysbiosis in mice. NK33, NK98, and their mixtures (1:...
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Spätzle family proteins activate the Toll pathway and induce antimicrobial peptide (AMP) production against microbial infections. However, the functional importance of Tmspätzle4 (TmSpz4) in the immune response of Tenebrio molitor has not been reported. Therefore, here, we have identified and functionally characterized the role of TmSpz4 against ba...
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Standard clinical care in neonatal and pediatric intensive-care units (NICUs and PICUs, respectively) involves continuous monitoring of vital signs with hard-wired devices that adhere to the skin and, in certain instances, can involve catheter-based pressure sensors inserted into the arteries. These systems entail risks of causing iatrogenic skin i...