Tae In Park

Kyungpook National University, Daikyū, Daegu, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: Background: Aquaporins are water channel proteins that play a major role in the movement of water in various human tissues. Recently, it has been found that aquaporins have influence in the carcinogenesis of human malignancies. We analyzed the prognostic impact of aquaporin 5 (AQP5) in non-small lung cancer (NSCLC). Materials and methods: Seventy-six cases of NSCLC were studied, including 44 cases of adenocarcinoma (ADC) and 32 cases of squamous cell carcinoma (SQCC). Tissue microarray was constructed and immunohistochemical staining for AQP5 was performed. Results: AQP5 was positive in 59.2% of the total enrolled NSCLCs (63.7% in ADC and 53.1% in SQCC). The difference in expression of AQP5 according to the histologic grade of the tumor was significant (p < .047), but not in a serial order. When ADC and SQCC were separately evaluated, no significant difference was observed according to the histologic grade of the tumor (p= .076 in ADC and p= .631 in SQCC). No difference was observed between AQP5 expression and other demographic data and tumor characteristics. Disease-free survival (DFS) was higher in AQP5 negative cases than positive cases in ADC (p= .047), but no significance was found in SQCC (p= .068). We were unable to find a significance between AQP5 overexpression and overall survival in either ADC (p= .210) or SQCC (p= .533). Conclusion: AQP5 expression is associated with DFS in ADC of the lung and tumor grade of NSCLC. The present study suggests that AQP5 can be a prognostic factor of NSCLC.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016
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    ABSTRACT: Neuroendocrine carcinoma as a somatic-type malignancy (STM) arising in an extragonadal teratoma is extremely rare. The effect of chemotherapy has been poorly evaluated in such cases contrary to teratomas with other STMs. We herein demonstrate that systemic chemotherapy may be beneficial in a case of neuroendocrine carcinoma arising in a mediastinal teratoma with pulmonary metastasis. A 31-year-old man presented with mediastinal widening visualized on a chest radiograph. Computed tomography showed a huge mediastinal mass with two pulmonary nodules. Surgical resection confirmed the presence of a neuroendocrine carcinoma arising in a mediastinal teratoma and pulmonary metastasis. The patient subsequently received chemotherapy and has had no recurrence during the 28-month follow-up.
    No preview · Article · May 2015 · Internal Medicine
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    ABSTRACT: Intravascular lymphoma (IVL) is a rare disorder characterized by the presence of large neoplastic lymphoid cells restricted to the lumens of small vessels with a predilection for the skin and the central nervous system. While the vast majority of cases involving IVL are of B-cell lineage, the disease rarely affects the T-cell, the histiocytes, and the natural killer cells. We report a case of intravascular T-cell lymphoma (IVTL) associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). A 23-year-old healthy woman presented with tender indurated erythematous patches with overlying telangiectasia on her right breast, abdomen, both the upper and the lower extremities and the back for 3 months. The pathology revealed an infiltration of dermal and subcutaneous vessels by large and atypical lymphoid cells with immunohistochemical features of the T-cell lineage with a cytotoxic phenotype (CD3+, CD8+, granzyme B+, TIA-1+, CD4-, CD5-, CD20-, CD56-). Interestingly, the DNA extracted from the skin biopsies demonstrated evidence of a monoclonal immunoglobulin heavy chain gene rearrangement, but no T-cell receptor gene rearrangement was found. In situ hybridization study for EBV-encoded RNA was positive. She was diagnosed with an EBV-associated IVTL. The patient's skin lesions were refractory to the combination of chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant, and she expired. The findings in the present case may highlight the unique clinicopathologic aspects of EBV-associated cytotoxic IVTL that occurred in a young, immunocompetent woman.
    Preview · Article · Aug 2014 · Annals of Dermatology
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    Dongbin Ahn · Tae In Park · Junesik Park · Sung Jae Heo
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    ABSTRACT: Sialolipoma, a rare tumor of the salivary gland, is a recently described variant of salivary gland lipoma. Oncocytic sialolipoma was first described by Pusiol et al. in 2009. We report the case of an oncocytic sialolipoma of the submandibular gland in a 43-year-old female. Excision of the tumor was performed with preservation of the submandibular gland. The tumor had a thin, fibrous capsule and consisted of abundant adipose tissue, an oncocytic nodule, and scattered normal glandular structures surrounded by adipose tissue. Four cases of sialolipoma of the submandibular gland, including the present case, were reviewed. All 4 tumors were developed on the right submandibular glands, with a composition of adipose tissue as high as that of sialolipoma of the parotid gland; in contrast to previous reports, three cases were in females. As newly described tumor type, care should be taken to distinguish oncocytic sialolipoma from other salivary gland neoplasms such as simple lipoma, pleomorphic adenoma, or oncocytoma.
    Full-text · Article · Jun 2014 · Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
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    ABSTRACT: Diagnosing arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is often challenging because no single diagnostic tool is available to detect the disease. We evaluated whether analysis of plakoglobin, N-cadherin, and connexin-43 immunoreactivity can be used as a significant test in diagnosis of ARVC. We selected subjects with suspicion of ARVC (n=22) in patients who underwent endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) in Kyungpook National University Hospital (n=1326). The patients (n=22) were classified into definite ARVC patients (n=17) and borderline ARVC (n=5). We selected control subjects (n=20) who were autopsied and died of non-cardiac disease. Hematoxylin-eosin, Masson's trichrome, and immunohistochemical stains for plakoglobin, N-cadherin, and connexin-43 were used for all specimens. Reduced immunoreactivity of plakoglobin was observed in 13 (76%) of the 17 patients with a definite ARVC and in 4 (80%) of the 5 patients with a borderline ARVC. All subjects displayed no significant reduction of the immunoreactivity for connexin-43 as well as for N-cadherin. Our investigation revealed that the immunohistochemical analysis for plakoglobin had an accuracy of 81%, 76% sensitivity, and 84% specificity in diagnosis of ARVC. Results of our study showed that the immunohistochemical analysis of plakoglobin had a relatively high sensitivity and specificity in ARVC, but immunohistochemistry for plakoglobin alone could not be relied upon as a diagnostic test for ARVC. We confirmed that N-cadherin and connexin-43 had no diagnostic value in ARVC.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2013 · International journal of clinical and experimental pathology
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    ABSTRACT: Propylthiouracil (PTU) is commonly used to treat hyperthyroidism. However, it is also associated with a number of adverse events. In particular, pulmonary complications, although rare, can be serious. Therefore, early detection is paramount. We herein describe a first case of PTU-induced bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) pathologically confirmed on a surgical lung biopsy. The present case shows that early detection coupled with the immediate withdrawal of PTU can lead to a successful resolution of symptoms and radiographic abnormalities without the need for corticosteroids. Although rare, PTU-induced BOOP should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary opacity in patients receiving PTU therapy.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2013 · Internal Medicine
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    ABSTRACT: Phrenic nerve paralysis is an unusual complication associated with central venous catheterization. Various mechanisms have been proposed. We present a case of transient right hemidiaphragmatic paralysis after subclavian venous catheterization. We hypothesize that anatomical variation of the phrenic nerve was responsible for this complication.
    Preview · Article · Dec 2013 · Korean journal of anesthesiology
  • Sunzoo Kim · Tae In Park
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    ABSTRACT: Naringenin is present abundantly in citrus fruits and is one of the natural alternatives to synthetic estrogen, but the mechanism of how naringenin functions is not well known. Our study revealed that the relative estrogenic potency of the substances was E2 > genistein > naringenin. Naringenin (at 5 μM) was found to repress both luciferase activity and pS2 mRNA expression, which was induced by E2 (at 0.1 μM) or genistein (at 5 μM). Naringenin, as well as E2 and genistein, was found to modulate the transcription of pS2 and TGFβ3 in T47D-KBluc cells through an estrogen receptor-dependent mechanism. Results of our study indicated that naringenin was a weak estrogen agonist that exhibits anti-estrogenic effect in estrogen-rich states and estrogenic activity in estrogen-deficient states in T47D-KBluc breast cancer cells.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2013 · International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
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    ABSTRACT: Background Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) and thin glomerular basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) are the most common causes of persistent hematuria during childhood. The objective of this study is to determine the difference in clinical features and laboratory findings between pediatric patients with IgA deposited TBMN and IgAN alone. Methods Between January 2000 and March 2009, 95 children were diagnosed with IgAN by renal biopsy. Clinical features and laboratory findings of patients with isolated IgAN and with IgAN plus TBMN were compared; the children diagnosed with IgAN were compared to 127 children who had been diagnosed with TBMN alone during the same period. Results There were 71 (74.7%) of a total 95 patients that were diagnosed with isolated IgAN (Group1); in 24 (25.3%) of the 95 patients IgAN was combined with TBMN (Group 2). There was marked difference in the gender distribution between Group 2 and isolated TBMN patients. The degree of proteinuria and pathologic severity was higher in Group 1 compared with Group 2. Gross hematuria was present in both groups. There were no distinguishing features in the other laboratory parameters. Conclusion Patients with both IgAN and TBMN seem to have similar clinical features to patients with isolated IgAN; however, the latter tend to have better pathologic and laboratory findings, compared to the patients with IgAN alone.
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    ABSTRACT: Acinetobacter baumannii is increasingly becoming a major nosocomial pathogen. This opportunistic pathogen secretes outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) that interact with host cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of A. baumannii OMVs to elicit a pro-inflammatory response in vitro and the immunopathology in response to A. baumannii OMVs in vivo. OMVs derived from A. baumannii ATCC 19606(T) induced expression of pro-inflammatory cytokine genes, interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-6, and chemokine genes, IL-8, macrophage inflammatory protein-1α, and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, in epithelial cells in a dose-dependent manner. Disintegration of OMV membrane with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid resulted in low expression of pro-inflammatory cytokine genes, as compared with the response to intact OMVs. In addition, proteinase K-treated A. baumannii OMVs did not induce significant increase in expression of pro-inflammatory cytokine genes above the basal level, suggesting that the surface-exposed membrane proteins in intact OMVs are responsible for pro-inflammatory response. Early inflammatory processes, such as vacuolization and detachment of epithelial cells and neutrophilic infiltration, were clearly observed in lungs of mice injected with A. baumannii OMVs. Our data demonstrate that OMVs produced by A. baumannii elicit a potent innate immune response, which may contribute to immunopathology of the infected host.
    Preview · Article · Aug 2013 · PLoS ONE
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    ABSTRACT: Multicentric Castleman's disease (CD) is a rare atypical lymphoproliferative disorder, which is characterized by various systemic manifestations. Some patients with multicentric CD may have concomitant lung parenchymal lesions, for which lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP) is known to be the most common pathologic finding. Follicular bronchiolitis and LIP are considered to be on the same spectrum of the disease. We describe a case of multicentric CD with pulmonary involvement, which was pathologically proven as follicular bronchiolitis.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2013 · Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
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    Sukki Cho · Tae In Park · Eung-Bae Lee · Shin-Ah Son
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    ABSTRACT: A better understanding of the histopathology and molecular biology of lung cancer might improve our capability to predict the outcome for any individual patient. The purpose of this study was to evaluate several histopathologic and molecular markers in order to assess their prognostic value in stage I non-small cell lung cancer. One hundred ten patients at the Kyungpook National University Hospital were enrolled in the study. Histopathologic factors and molecular markers were selected. Univariate analysis showed that the T stage, differentiation, visceral pleural invasion, and survivin expression were significantly associated with recurrence. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that differentiation and survivin overexpression emerged as independent prognostic factors of recurrence. In resected stage I non-small cell lung cancer, poor differentiation and survivin overexpression have been identified as independent predictors of poor disease-free survival.
    Preview · Article · Apr 2012 · Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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    ABSTRACT: As lymphocytes play an active role in tumor control and as targets for immunochemotherapy, the prognostic significance of the absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) and its changes after rituximab, cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine and prednisone (R-CHOP) were investigated in patients with early-stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The ALC was measured just before and on day + 21 after R-CHOP in 230 consecutive patients with stage I and II DLBCL. During the median follow-up of 31.8 (range, 1.8-70.0) months, 200 patients (89.7%) achieved a complete response (CR) and 20 achieved a partial response (PR) (9.0%), representing an overall response rate of 98.7% among 223 evaluable patients. Analyzed according to various ALCs, only an ALC ≥ 1.3 × 10(9)/L at day + 21 predicted longer progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in a univariate analysis (p < 0.001 and p = 0.001, respectively) as well as a higher CR rate adjusted to the revised International Prognostic Index (R-IPI) (odds ratio = 2.824; p = 0.031). Moreover, a multivariate analysis revealed that a high ALC at day + 21 predicted a better time to progression (TTP) (HR = 0.335; p = 0.006), PFS (HR = 0.332; p < 0.001) and OS (HR = 0.309; p = 0.002), independent of the R-IPI. In conclusion, the ALC after R-CHOP can be regarded as a prognostic marker in patients with early-stage DLBCL.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2012 · Leukemia & lymphoma
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    ABSTRACT: A fusion gene between echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 (EML4) and the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) has been identified in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). Although a few studies have evaluated EML4-ALK fusion genes in Korean NSCLCs, the prevalence of different EML4-ALK fusion variants has yet to be clearly assessed. Herein, we have examined the profiles of EML4-ALK fusion gene variants in Korean patients of NSCLCs. EML4-ALK fusion genes have been detected in 10 (6.0%) of 167 patients of NSCLCs and in 9 (7.4%) of 121 patients of adenocarcinoma. Of the 10 patients with fusion genes identified, 8 (80%) were E13;A20 (variant 1) and 2 (20%) were E6;A20, with an additional 33-bp sequence derived from intron 6 of EML4 (variant 3b). These results indicate that the profiles of EML4-ALK fusion gene variants in Korean patients of NSCLC may differ from those in other ethnic populations. Herein, we describe for the first time the profiles of EML4-ALK fusion variants of Korean patients with NSCLCs.
    Full-text · Article · Feb 2012 · Journal of Korean medical science
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    ABSTRACT: Background: The aim of study was to determine the relative frequency of malignant lymphoma according to World Health Organization (WHO) classification in Korea. Methods: A total of 3,998 cases diagnosed at 31 institutes between 2005 and 2006 were enrolled. Information including age, gender, pathologic diagnosis, site of involvement and immunophenotypes were obtained. Results: The relative frequency of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) was 95.4% and 4.6%, respectively. B-cell lymphomas accounted for 77.6% of all NHL, while T/natural killer (T/NK)-cell lymphomas accounted for 22.4%. The most frequent subtypes of NHL were diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (42.7%), extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (MZBCL) of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (19.0%), NK/T-cell lymphoma (6.3%) and peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), unspecified (6.3%), in decreasing order. The relative frequency of HL was nodular sclerosis (47.4%), mixed cellularity (30.6%), and nodular lymphocyte predominant (12.1%) subtypes. Compared with a previous study in 1998, increase in gastric MZBCL and nodular sclerosis HL, and slight decrease of follicular lymphoma, PTCL, and NK/T-cell lymphoma were observed. Conclusions: Korea had lower rates of HL and follicular lymphoma, and higher rates of extranodal NHL, extranodal MZBCL, and NK/T-cell lymphoma of nasal type compared with Western countries. Changes in the relative frequency of lymphoma subtypes are likely ascribed to refined diagnostic criteria and a change in national health care policy.
    Full-text · Article · Jun 2011 · The Korean Journal of Pathology
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    ABSTRACT: Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) generally responds well to corticosteroids with a favorable outcome. However, it can rapidly worsen and lead to respiratory failure that is refractory to corticosteroids. Adjunctive drugs have been used in refractory cases with various outcomes, but treatment experience is still lacking. We present a case of rapidly progressive COP accompanying air leak syndrome, which showed no prompt response to corticosteroids alone but gradual improvement with the addition of cyclosporine and macrolide. This case report supports the existing literature suggesting that an early therapeutic trial of this drug combination might be considered in COP patients whose condition worsens despite corticosteroid administration.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2011 · Internal Medicine
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    ABSTRACT: This study was conducted to identify genetic factors predisposing to TP53 mutations in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A comprehensive panel of potentially functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in DNA repair genes was evaluated in relation to TP53 mutations. Thirty-seven SNPs in 28 DNA repair genes were genotyped by a sequenome mass spectrometry-based genotyping assay in 173 NSCLCs and the associations with TP53 mutations in the entire coding exons (exons 2-11), including splicing sites of the gene, were analyzed. Four SNPs (XPA rs1800975, OGG1 rs1052133, ADPRT rs1136410, and NBS1 rs1805794) were significantly associated with the prevalence of TP53 mutations in multivariate analysis for each SNP. When the 4 SNPs were combined, the prevalence of TP53 mutations was increased as the number of bad genotypes increased (P(trend)=0.001). Patients with 3 and 4 bad genotypes had a significantly higher frequency of TP53 mutations than those with 0-1 bad genotypes (adjusted odds ratio=5.18, 95% confidence interval=1.51-17.81, P=0.01 and adjusted odds ratio=18.26, 95% confidence interval=2.87-116.09, P=0.002, respectively). These findings suggest that the 4 SNPs may modulate the occurrence of TP53 mutations and contribute to lung carcinogenesis. However, larger studies are required to confirm our findings in other ethnic populations.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2010 · Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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    ABSTRACT: Background: A diagnosis and treatment of chest wall tuberculosis (CWTB) is both difficult and controversial. The aim of this study was to collect information on the optimal treatment for CWTB. Methods: The clinical features, radiographic findings, and treatment outcomes of 26 patients, who underwent surgery and were diagnosed histopathologically, were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The most common presenting symptom was a palpable mass found in 24 patients (92.3%). In all patients, CT revealed a soft tissue mass that was accompanied by a central low density, with or without peripheral rim enhancement. The sensitivity and specificity of the bone scintigram for bone involvement were 87.5% and 100%, respectively. CWTB was diagnosed preoperatively by aspiration cytology and smear for acid-fast bacilli in five out of 11 patients. Twenty-three patients (88.5%) underwent a radical excision and three underwent incision/drainage or an incisional biopsy. The duration of antituberculous medication was 7.5±3.98 months with a follow-up period of 28.2±26.74 months. Among the 20 patients who completed their treatment, nine received chemotherapy for six months or less and 11 received chemotherapy for nine months or more. Two patients had a recurrence four and seven months after starting their medication. Conclusion: A 6 month regimen may be appropriate for CWTB patients who have undergone a complete excision. Copyright©2009. The Korean Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases. All rights reserved.
    Preview · Article · Oct 2009 · Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
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    ABSTRACT: Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen of increasing importance, but the pathogenic mechanism of this microorganism has not been fully explored. This study investigated the potential of A. baumannii to invade epithelial cells and determined the role of A. baumannii outer membrane protein A (AbOmpA) in interactions with epithelial cells. A. baumannii invaded epithelial cells by a zipper-like mechanism, which is associated with microfilament- and microtubule-dependent uptake mechanisms. Internalized bacteria were located in the membrane-bound vacuoles. Pretreatment of recombinant AbOmpA significantly inhibited the adherence to and invasion of A. baumannii in epithelial cells. Cell invasion of isogenic AbOmpA- mutant significantly decreased as compared with wild-type bacteria. In a murine pneumonia model, wild-type bacteria exhibited a severe lung pathology and induced a high bacterial burden in blood, whereas AbOmpA- mutant was rarely detected in blood. A. baumannii adheres to and invades epithelial cells. AbOmpA plays a major role in the interactions with epithelial cells. These findings contribute to the understanding of A. baumannii pathogenesis in the early stage of bacterial infection.
    Preview · Article · Jan 2009 · BMC Microbiology
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    ABSTRACT: Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a benign, proliferative lesion of myofibroblasts. The most common site of the lesion is in the upper extremities or trunk. NF in the head and neck is next in frequency and is the most common site in infants and children. In adults, NF in the submandibular region is very rare. We report a case of a 53-year-old man with a submandibular mass, rapidly growing for 10 days. Cytologic findings revealed a few sheets or clusters of small, uniform spindle cells. The uniform spindle cells had centrally located round to ovoid nucleus, but there were no nuclear atypia and atypical mitosis. There were focally loose stroma but we could not find chondroid or myxoid components. A partial parotidectomy was performed. We describe a case of NF in the submandibular region, adjacent to the parotid gland and review the clinical, cytologic, histologic, and immunohistochemical features of NF.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2008 · Diagnostic Cytopathology

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484 Citations
58.69 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2000-2015
    • Kyungpook National University
      • Department of Pathology
      Daikyū, Daegu, South Korea
  • 2013
    • Cheju Halla University
      Tse-tsiu, Jeju-do, South Korea
  • 2000-2012
    • Kyungpook National University Hospital
      • • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
      • • Department of Pathology
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea