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  • Ji Hun Jeong · Hwan Tae Lee · Ja Young Seo · [...] · Jeong Yeal Ahn
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Background: Mutations in calreticulin (CALR) have been reported to be key markers in the molecular diagnosis of myeloid proliferative neoplasms. In most previous reports, CALR mutations were analyzed by using Sanger sequencing. Here, we report a new, rapid, and convenient system for screening CALR mutations without sequencing. Methods: Eighty-three bone marrow samples were obtained from 81 patients with thrombocytosis. PCR primers were designed to detect wild-type CALR (product: 357 bp) and CALR with type 1 (product: 302 bp) and type 2 mutations (product: 272 bp) in one reaction. The results were confirmed by Sanger sequencing and compared with results from fragment analysis. Results: The minimum detection limit of the screening PCR was 10 ng for type 1, 1 ng for type 2, and 0.1 ng for cases with both mutations. CALR type 1 and type 2 mutants were detected with screening PCR with a maximal analytical sensitivity of 3.2% and <0.8%, respectively. The screening PCR detected 94.1% (16/17) of mutation cases and showed concordant results with sequencing in the cases of type 1 and type 2 mutations. Sanger sequencing identified one novel mutation (c.1123_1132delinsTGC). Compared with sequencing, the screening PCR showed 94.1% sensitivity, 100.0% specificity, 100.0% positive predictive value, and 98.5% negative predictive value. Compared with fragment analysis, the screening PCR presented 88.9% sensitivity and 100.0% specificity. Conclusions: This screening PCR is a rapid, sensitive, and cost-effective method for the detection of major CALR mutations.
    Article · Jul 2016 · Annals of Laboratory Medicine
  • Ji Hun Jeong · Yiel Hea Seo · Jeong Yeal Ahn · [...] · Pil Whan Park
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Amino-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a well-established prognostic factor in heart failure (HF). However, numerous causes may lead to elevations in NT-proBNP, and thus, an increased NT-proBNP level alone is not sufficient to predict outcome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of two acute response markers, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP), in patients with an increased NT-proBNP level.
    Article · Jan 2016 · Annals of Laboratory Medicine
  • Chul Hyun Yun · Ji Hun Jeong · Ha Ryeong Ryu · [...] · Joo Young Roh
    Article · Dec 2015 · International journal of dermatology
  • Ji Hun Jeong · Jeong Yeal Ahn · Pil Whan Park · [...] · Kyung Hee Kim
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Chromosomal abnormalities at 14q11, which encodes the T-cell receptor α and δ chain genes, are generally specific for T-cell malignancies, and are rarely reported in other malignancies. We report a novel t(11;14)(p13;q11.2) in a patient with myelofibrosis (MF) following polycythemia vera (PV). This 55-year-old male developed post-PV MF 12 years after the initial diagnosis of PV. He had a normal karyotype at polycythemic disease stage, t(11;14)(p13;q11.2) was newly detected at the time of fibrotic transformation. Therefore, it is likely that this clonal chromosomal abnormality was associated with progression of disease.
    Article · Dec 2015 · Cancer Genetics
  • Ji Hun Jeong · Kyung Hee Kim · Sung Hwan Jeong · [...] · Yiel Hea Seo
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Diagnostic tests for respiratory viral infections use traditionally either nasopharyngeal washes or swabs. Sputum is representative of the lower respiratory tract but is used rarely for viral testing. The aim of this study was to compare the detection rates of respiratory viruses from nasopharyngeal swabs and sputum using a multiplex real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Adults who were admitted or presented to the clinics of Gil Medical Center with acute respiratory symptoms were recruited from 1 November 2012 to 31 March 2013. Paired specimens of nasopharyngeal swabs and sputum were obtained from 154 subjects, and RNA was extracted and tested for 16 different respiratory viruses using the Anyplex II RV16 Detection kit (Seegene, Seoul, Korea). The positive rate was 53% (81/154) for nasopharyngeal swabs and 68% (105/154) for sputum (P < 0.001). One hundred thirty-four viruses were identified for 107 illnesses. Influenza A virus, RSV A, HRV, coronavirus OC43, and adenovirus were detected more frequently in sputum samples than in nasopharyngeal swabs (P < 0.001). Importantly, 12 of 44 (27%) influenza A infections and 11 of 27 (41%) RSV infections were positive in only sputum samples. The detection rates of respiratory viruses from sputum samples were significantly higher than those from nasopharyngeal swabs in adults using real-time multiplex RT-PCR. These findings suggest that sputum would benefit for the detection of respiratory viruses by nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) in patients who produce sputum. Further studies are needed to establish standardized RNA extraction methods from sputum samples. J. Med. Virol. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Article · May 2014 · Journal of Medical Virology
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Nocardia cerebral abscess is rare, constituting approximately 1-2% of all cerebral abscesses. Mortality for a cerebral abscess of Nocardia is three times higher than that of other bacterial cerebral abscesses, therefore, early diagnosis and therapy is important. Nocardia cerebral abscess is generally occur among immunocompromised patients, and critical infection in immunocompetent patients is extremely rare. We report on a case of a brain abscess by Nocardia farcinica in an immunocompetent patient who received treatment with surgery and antibiotics. This is the second case of a brain abscess caused by N. farcinica in an immunocompetent patient in Korea.
    Full-text Article · Mar 2014
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    Full-text Article · Sep 2013 · Annals of Laboratory Medicine
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    Ji Hun Jeong · Soon Ho Park · Mi Jung Park · [...] · Jeong Yeal Ahn
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: N-ras mutations are one of the most commonly detected abnormalities of myeloid origin. N-ras mutations result in a constitutively active N-ras protein that induces uncontrolled cell proliferation and inhibits apoptosis. We analyzed N-ras mutations in adult patients with AML at a particular institution and compared pyrosequencing analysis with a direct sequencing method for the detection of N-ras mutations. We analyzed 90 bone marrow samples from 83 AML patients. We detected N-ras mutations in codons 12, 13, and 61 using the pyrosequencing method and subsequently confirmed all data by direct sequencing. Using these methods, we screened the N-ras mutation quantitatively and determined the incidence and characteristic of N-ras mutation. The incidence of N-ras mutation was 7.2% in adult AML patients. The patients with N-ras mutations showed significant higher hemoglobin levels (P=0.022) and an increased incidence of FLT3 mutations (P=0.003). We observed 3 cases with N-ras mutations in codon 12 (3.6%), 2 cases in codon 13 (2.4%), and 1 case in codon 61 (1.2%). All the mutations disappeared during chemotherapy. There is a low incidence (7.2%) of N-ras mutations in AML patients compared with other populations. Similar data is obtained by both pyrosequencing and direct sequencing. This study showed the correlation between the N-ras mutation and the therapeutic response. However, pyrosequencing provides quantitative data and is useful for monitoring therapeutic responses.
    Full-text Article · May 2013 · Annals of Laboratory Medicine
  • Ji Hun Jeong · Yiel‐Hea Seo · Kyung‐Hee Kim · [...] · Young‐Kil Park
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Identification of rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) is problematic because there are many taxonomic changes. 16S rRNA gene is commonly used to identify Mycobacterium species, but alternative gene targets have been introduced for more accurate identification. We report a rare case of a prosthetic knee infection due to Mycobacterium wolinskyi. The isolate was not identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing alone and substantially confirmed by rpoB gene sequencing. The identification was delayed because our laboratory did not routinely identify RGM to the species level. Simultaneous sequencing of both 16S rRNA and rpoB genes will allow rapid and accurate identification of M. wolinskyi isolates. J. Clin. Lab. Anal. 26:325-327, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Article · Sep 2012 · Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
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    Ji Hun Jeong · Jeong Yeal Ahn · Soon Ho Park · [...] · Jun Shik Hong
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Radioiodine is regularly used in the treatment of thyroid cancer to eliminate residual malignant tissue after thyroidectomy and to treat metastasis. Because of the low dose of radioiodine used to treat thyroid cancer patients, leukemia is an uncommon complication of exposure to radioiodine. Here, we present a patient who developed therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia with inv(16)(p13.1q22);CBFβ-MYH11, eosinophilia, and K-ras mutation and who had been treated with very low-dose radioiodine following total thyroidectomy.
    Full-text Article · Sep 2012 · The Korean journal of hematology