1. Integrated centrifugal reverse transcriptase loop-mediated isothermal amplification microdevice for influenza A virus detection.

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 68:218 (2015) PMID 25569879

    An integrated reverse transcriptase loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) microdevice which consists of microbead-assisted RNA purification and RT-LAMP with real-time monitoring by a miniaturized optical detector was demonstrated. The integrated RT-LAMP microdevice includes four reser...
  2. Clinical and molecular characterization of patients with heterozygous mutations in wilms tumor suppressor gene 1.

    Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nep... 10(5):825 (2015) PMID 25818337 PMCID PMC4422247

    The Wilms tumor suppressor gene 1 (WT1) plays an essential role in urogenital and kidney development. Genotype/phenotype correlations of WT1 mutations with renal function and proteinuria have been observed in world-wide cohorts with nephrotic syndrome or Wilms tumor (WT). This study analyzed mid...
  3. Spectrum of steroid-resistant and congenital nephrotic syndrome in children: the PodoNet registry cohort.

    Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nep... 10(4):592 (2015) PMID 25635037 PMCID PMC4386250

    Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome is a rare kidney disease involving either immune-mediated or genetic alterations of podocyte structure and function. The rare nature, heterogeneity, and slow evolution of the disorder are major obstacles to systematic genotype-phenotype, intervention, and out...
  4. Successful detoxification and liver transplantation in a severe poisoning with a chemical wood preservative containing chromium, copper, and arsenic.

    Transplantation 99(4):e29 (2015) PMID 25827325

  5. Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid, a bile Acid, promotes blood vessel repair by recruiting vasculogenic progenitor cells.

    Stem Cells 33(3):792 (2015) PMID 25407160

    Although serum bile acid concentrations are approximately 10 µM in healthy subjects, the crosstalk between the biliary system and vascular repair has never been investigated. In this study, tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) induced dissociation of CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from str...
  6. Co-culture with Mature Islet Cells Augments the Differentiation of Insulin-Producing Cells from Pluripotent Stem Cells.

    Stem Cell Reviews and Reports 11(1):62 (2015) PMID 25173880

    Islet transplantation has been hampered by the shortage of islet donors available for diabetes therapy. However, pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) can be an alternative source of insulin-producing cells (IPCs) because of their capacity for self-renewal and differentiation. We described a method to e...
  7. Inverse association between visceral obesity and lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer.

    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 19(2):242 (2015) PMID 25338660

    The relationship between fat distribution and lymph node metastasis has not been well studied. The goal of this study was to determine the impact of visceral obesity on lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer. Metastatic lymph node ratio (MLR) was defined as the number of involved nodes by tumor...
  8. Combination of multiplex reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification with an immunochromatographic strip for subtyping influenza A virus.

    Analytica Chimica Acta 853:541 (2015) PMID 25467501

    Considering the fatal human victims and economic loss by the annual epidemic influenza virus, the development of a rapid and convenient genetic analysis methodology is demanding for timely on-site pathogen detection. In this study, we utilized reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal ampli...
  9. Hippocampal volume and shape in pure subcortical vascular dementia.

    Neurobiology of Aging 36(1):485 (2015) PMID 25444608

    The purposes of the present study were to explore whether hippocampal atrophy exists in pure subcortical vascular dementia (SVaD) as defined by negative (11)C-Pittsburg compound-B (PiB(-)) positron emission tomography and to compare hippocampal volume and shape between PiB(-) SVaD and PiB positi...
  10. Combination of multiplex reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification with an immunochromatographic strip for subtyping influenza A virus

    Analytica Chimica Acta 853:541 (2015)

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  11. Hippocampal volume and shape in pure subcortical vascular dementia.

    Neurobiology of Aging 36(1):485 (2015) PMID 25444608

    The purposes of the present study were to explore whether hippocampal atrophy exists in pure subcortical vascular dementia (SVaD) as defined by negative (11)C-Pittsburg compound-B (PiB(-)) positron emission tomography and to compare hippocampal volume and shape between PiB(-) SVaD and PiB positi...
  12. Combination of multiplex reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification with an immunochromatographic strip for subtyping influenza A virus.

    Analytica Chimica Acta 853:541 (2015) PMID 25467501

    Considering the fatal human victims and economic loss by the annual epidemic influenza virus, the development of a rapid and convenient genetic analysis methodology is demanding for timely on-site pathogen detection. In this study, we utilized reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal ampli...
  13. Real-time video-assisted retrieval of airway foreign body in very young pediatric patients.

    Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology 7(4):329 (2014) PMID 25436055 PMCID PMC4240493

    Advancements in medical endoscopy and techniques of rigid bronchoscopy for foreign body removal have enabled higher diagnostic accuracy, reduced morbidity and precise manipulation. However, in pediatric patients, endoscope-combined forceps may be too big to fit into the small sized airway. Here ...
  14. Enhanced transmission due to antireflection coating layer at surface plasmon resonance wavelengths.

    Optics Express 22(24):30161 (2014) PMID 25606946

    We present experiments and analysis on enhanced transmission due to dielectric layer deposited on a metal film perforated with two-dimensional periodic array of subwavelength holes. The Si3N4 overlayer is applied on the perforated gold film (PGF) fabricated on GaAs substrat...
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  15. Real-time video-assisted retrieval of airway foreign body in very young pediatric patients.

    Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology 7(4):329 (2014) PMID 25436055

    Advancements in medical endoscopy and techniques of rigid bronchoscopy for foreign body removal have enabled higher diagnostic accuracy, reduced morbidity and precise manipulation. However, in pediatric patients, endoscope-combined forceps may be too big to fit into the small sized airway. Here ...
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  16. Alterations in the ubiquitin proteasome system in persistent but not reversible proteinuric diseases.

    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 25(11):2511 (2014) PMID 24722446 PMCID PMC4214514

    Podocytes are the key cells affected in nephrotic glomerular kidney diseases, and they respond uniformly to injury with cytoskeletal rearrangement. In nephrotic diseases, such as membranous nephropathy and FSGS, persistent injury often leads to irreversible structural damage, whereas in minimal ...
  17. Alterations in the ubiquitin proteasome system in persistent but not reversible proteinuric diseases.

    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 25(11):2511 (2014) PMID 24722446 PMCID PMC4214514

    Podocytes are the key cells affected in nephrotic glomerular kidney diseases, and they respond uniformly to injury with cytoskeletal rearrangement. In nephrotic diseases, such as membranous nephropathy and FSGS, persistent injury often leads to irreversible structural damage, whereas in minimal ...
  18. Gender differences in solitary functioning kidney: do they affect renal outcome? Response.

    Pediatric Nephrology 29(11):2245 (2014) PMID 23572246

  19. Uneven age effects of [(18)F]FP-CIT binding in the striatum of Parkinson's disease.

    Annals of Nuclear Medicine 28(9):874 (2014) PMID 25008292

    Dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging shows age-related decline of ligand binding in the normal striatum, a decline attributed to regulatory changes. We investigated if similar changes occur in the striatum of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, using PET and [(18)F]FP-CIT, a ligand for DAT. We perf...
  20. Alterations in the ubiquitin proteasome system in persistent but not reversible proteinuric diseases.

    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 25(11):2511 (2014) PMID 24722446 PMCID PMC4214514

    Podocytes are the key cells affected in nephrotic glomerular kidney diseases, and they respond uniformly to injury with cytoskeletal rearrangement. In nephrotic diseases, such as membranous nephropathy and FSGS, persistent injury often leads to irreversible structural damage, whereas in minimal ...