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Kang J.U.,Korea Nazarene University | Koo S.H.,Chungnam National University
International Journal of Molecular Medicine | Year: 2012

Microarray-based cytogenetics is revealing the tremendous fluidity and complexity of the human genome, and is starting to illustrate the implications of genomic variability with respect to human health and disease. In the last few years, the robustness of array-based technologies has provided accurate diagnosis and appropriate clinical management in a timely and efficient manner for identifying genomic defects of congenital and developmental abnormalities including developmental delay (DD), intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or multiple congenital anomalies (MCA). The implementation of this technology in these categories of disorders has been thoroughly evaluated and is now recommended as a first-line diagnostic approach for clinically suspected genetic disorders. However, clinical application of array-CGH in postnatal evaluation raises the debate of whether array-CGH will replace traditional cytogenetics in the near future and whether there is still a role for karyotyping and FISH. In this article, we therefore review the current status of array-based technology use for postnatal diagnosis and predict that it will replace standard cytogenetics as a first-line test for clinical evaluation in these population groups.


Kang J.U.,Korea Nazarene University | Koo S.H.,Chungnam National University
International Journal of Molecular Medicine | Year: 2012

The lymph node metastatic (LNM) spread of tumor cells is a frequent event in the initial process of cancer dissemination and is a powerful independent prognostic indicator in gastric adenocarcinoma (GAC). High density genomic arrays were conducted to identify molecular markers associated with lymph node metastasis in GAC. In the genome-wide profile, large copy number gains involving chromosomes 1p, 3q, 8q, 9q, 11q, 16p, 19p, and 20q (log2 ratio >0.25) (>40% of patients) were more prevalent than copy number losses. The most notable finding was copy number gains at the long arm of chromosome 11, which occurred in 75.0% of lymphatic metastasis GAC cases, and the delineated minimal common region was 11q24.2-q12.1. More specifically, 2 amplified (>1 log2 ratio) loci on the 11q13.3 region were detected in 12.5% of the cases. The first locus, covers a region of ∼7.7 Mbp, and comprises the representative oncogene of cyclin D1 (CCNDI). This finding occurred in 12.5% of the cases. Additionally, an oral cancer overexpressed 1 (ORAOV1) gene was identified as a probable target within the 11q13 amplicon, which previously was not assumed to play a pathogenic role in GACs (12.5%). A second locus spanning 7.8 Mbp on 11q13.3 without associated genes also showed high-level amplifications in 12.5% of the GACs. This study indicates that the long arm of chromosome 11 harbors protooncogenes that are associated with lymphatic metastasis formation and the ORAOV1 gene at the 11q13.3 region could be a potential target and serve as an indicator for the presence of occult metastases in GAC.


Kim S.,Yonsei University | Ko Y.H.,Yonsei University | Jun E.Y.,Korea Nazarene University
Psycho-Oncology | Year: 2012

Objective For families with dependent children, the situational crisis of a cancer diagnosis may compound the developmental task of parenting. This study aimed to explore the impact of breast cancer on Korean mothers and their children following diagnosis. Methods Korean women diagnosed with breast cancer at 50 years or younger more than a year ago were recruited by posting announcements at a breast cancer clinic and through referrals and snowball sampling. A one-time in-depth interview ranging from 60 to 90 min was conducted and data were transcribed verbatim for content analysis. Results Five themes emerged from the data: (1) The delicate balance of being able to focus on self, which also was a conflicting factor in their relationship with children; (2) The continuing challenge of taking care of children, which was closely linked to supports, health condition, and cultural notions of parenting and lingering stigma; (3) The importance of informing children in a timely manner; (4) An overall shift in attitudes towards raising children as independent beings; and (5) Relinquishing and re-envisioning the future for their children and themselves. Conclusions Breast cancer brings new challenges in mother-child relationships with culturally framed issues. Findings can guide healthcare providers in giving relevant anticipatory guidance for women diagnosed with breast cancer and in considering family-focused psychosocial and behavioral interventions for families with breast cancer. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Kang J.U.,Korea Nazarene University
Oncology Letters | Year: 2014

Early gastric carcinoma (GC) is considered to be a curable cancer, as it progresses to the advanced stage following varying durations. Understanding the early stage of GC may provide an insight into its pathogenesis and contribute to reducing the mortality rate of this disease. To investigate the genomic aberrations associated with 22 cases of early GC, high-density microarray comparative genomic hybridization was performed in the present study. The most notable finding was copy number gains (log2 ratio >0.25) on the long arm of chromosome 8, which occurred in 77.3% (17/22) of GC cases, and the delineated minimal common region was 8q22.1-q24.3. More specifically, two amplified (log2 ratio >1) loci in the 8q22.1-q24.3 region were detected in 18.2% (4/22) of GC cases. The first loci covered a region of 102.4-107.9 kb, mapping on 8q22.3-q23.1, and comprised the transcription factor CP2-like 3 gene. The second loci, spanning 128.7-145.7 kb on 8q24.21-q24.3, comprised the representative oncogene of myelocytomatosis. Furthermore, the following possible target genes that were not previously considered to play a pathogenic role in GC were identified: Plasmacytoma variant translocation 1, cysteine/histidine rich 1, kinesin family member C2, forkhead box H1, protein phosphatase 1 regulatory subunit 16A, glutamic-pyruvate transaminase, LOC113655 and RecQ protein-like 4. In the present study, previous findings showing that 8q mutations accumulate early during the multistage pathogenesis of GC were confirmed and expanded upon. The confirmation of previously reported 8q gains and the identification of novel target genes at 8q22.1-q24.3 amplified chromosomal sites should aid in improving our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the tumorigenesis of early GC.


Kim J.,Korea Nazarene University
Contemporary Engineering Sciences | Year: 2016

As buildings consume as much as 40% of the nation's total energy in advanced countries and 21% in South Korea, the need for an active and systematic building energy management system using the ICT technology is increasing on the long-term basis. In South Korea, BEMS installation was made mandatory for new public buildings over 10,000m2 by "the regulations on the reasonable energy use in public organizations' as of July, 2013. The development of the related industries has been accelerated led by the government since it announced the "BEMS activation plan' in January 2014. As the need for an active and systematic building energy management system (BEMS) using the IoT technology is increasing, a HEMS(Home Energy Management System) model using Internet of Things (IoT) was constructed as a way to reduce energy consumption in houses, and the ways to utilize the model were studied. © 2015 Dongjun Suh and Sungil Ham.


Kim K.,Korea Nazarene University
Contemporary Engineering Sciences | Year: 2016

In this paper, we proposed the simplified binaural decoding method for reducing the complexity of the binaural decoding. In the proposed simplified binaural decoding the high frequency components of the HRTF (head related transfer function) coefficients are excluded and the binaural decoding process in the high frequency regions is simplified. From the experimental results, it is confirmed that the proposed method greatly reduces the complexity of the binaural decoding in the frequency domain as 40 % and shows the statistically same sound quality compared to the binaural decoding in the frequency domain. © 2015 Dongjun Suh and Sungil Ham.


Kim K.,Korea Nazarene University
International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering | Year: 2014

In this paper, we proposed the sound scene control (SSC) of the multi-channel audio signals in MPEG Surround to enhance the MPEG Surround with respect to the functionality. To add a new functionality to the MPEG Surround, we proposed the multi-channel sound scene control by modification of the spatial parameters such as the channel level difference and the inter-channel correlation. Even though the panning law is directly applied to the spatial parameters, the output channel signals are successfully panned by given panning angle. The quality and the localization ability of the proposed SSC are confirmed by the subjective listening test. © 2014 SERSC.


Nam Y.,Korea Nazarene University
Contemporary Engineering Sciences | Year: 2016

Recently, Korea house market is experiencing a dramatic structural change. House sales and Chonsei (lease on a deposit basis without monthly rent) that dominated the market are rapidly giving way to monthly rent with security deposit. As the Chonsei prices are soaring due to the low interest rate, a portion of the increase is changing to monthly rent. Therefore, calculating the proper conversion rate from Chonsei to monthly rent is important for the housing stability of the general people. The current Housing Lease Protection Act, however, not only applies the same conversion rate regardless of the deposit amount or the region, but also is not strict. A way to provide proper conversion rates depending on the region and the deposit amount to the market on time was suggested in this study to improve the current situation. The proper conversion rate proved to be different depending on the region and the deposit amount according to the analysis. Also, the proper conversion rate for the monthly rent with low deposit and the half monthly rent proved to be lower than the 6% that the law specifies. As such, the construction of the system that can provide proper conversion rate on time is highly required. A way to build an information database and a calculation system to calculate the proper conversion rates was suggested in this study. © 2015 Dongjun Suh and Sungil Ham.


Oh Y.,Korea Nazarene University
International Journal of Software Engineering and its Applications | Year: 2016

The purpose of sensor and network operation is to obtain real-world context information. Therefore, it is important to determine a sliding window size on the basis of context. This study proposes a method of determining a window size for data stream flexibly and variably. In the proposed method, a sliding window size is controlled variably depending on the evaluation of the event detected and reported by a sensor. Therefore, it is necessary to make criteria to judge rapid changes in sensing values and critical events, and to come up with a reasonable interoperability scheme in consideration of the lapse of time, and the development and declination of event context. This study tries to find a reasonable sliding window size control method interacting with context and thereby to contribute to the research on flexible and efficient context reasoning and context awareness. © 2016 SERSC.


Patent
Korea Nazarene University | Date: 2012-03-12

An augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device for a disabled person, and more particularly, an AAC device for the disabled person who has some degree of cognitive skills using pictures to express his/her communication. The AAC device includes a main body having a board shape in which an indicator connector protrudes from a front center portion; a communication display board attached to a front surface of the main body and including a plurality of symbols attached in a radial shape; an indicator rotatably connected to the indicator connector to indicate the corresponding symbols according to a user indication; and a controller installed in a lower portion of the main body, receiving an input signal from the user, and controlling the operation of the indicator.

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