Saturday, February 16, 2019

Research Centre: Seoul



Head of the Unit MyungJae Kim, M.D.
Research and Laboratory Staff ByungChul Lee, Kwangduk Choi
Clinical Staff ByungSu Cho, ChunGyoo Ihm, TaeWon Lee, SangHo Lee, Seoung Do Kim
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Full postal address #1, Hoeki-dong, dongdaemun-ku, Seoul, 130-702, Korea


Clinical Research

Research Programs And Projects List:

  • One-year angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition plus mycophenolate mofetil immunosuppression (AIM) in the course of early IgA nephropathy: A multicentre, randomised, controlled, study. Multicenter randomized, controlled trail for Ace-inhibition (ramipril) alone or ACE-inhibition plus mycophenolate mofetil in proteinuric (> 1 g/day) IgA nephropathy patients in either pediatric (6-17 years) and adult (18-65) age.


Research Programs And Projects List:

  • Th1/Th2 balance in patients with IgA nephropathy in treatment with mycophenolate mofetil.
  • Role of MSP/Ron system in IgA nephropaty.
  • Gene transcription induced by aberrantly glycosylated IgA in human mesangial cells. A cDNA microarray study.
  • Effects of sera from IgA nephropathy patients on isolated glomeruli and cultured cells.

Fellows program:

Specify if the Unit accepts from other Countries for:

  • Short(1-2 month) well focused trained programs either clinically or laboratory oriented: Yes
  • Long (at least 1 year) research fellowships: Yes
  • Specify corresponding availability of grants: Yes
  • Specify if the Unit may provide help for accommodation: No

Prerequisites for Fellowship

  • Language: Italian, English, Spanish
  • Work/Research experience: not required
  • Other prerequisites: none
  • CV evaluation: Yes
  • Publications in International Journals on IgA Nephropathy

    Publications List

  1. Libetta C, Rampino T, Palumbo G, Esposito C, Dal Canton A. Circulating serum lectins of patients with IgA nephropathy stimulate IL-6 release from mesangial cells. J Am Soc Nephrol 1997, 8:208-13. Pubmed Link
  2. Rampino T, Libetta C, Palumbo G, Memoli B, Dal Canton A. Interleukin-6 production induced in peripheral blood mononuclear cells by a serum factor from IgA nephropathy patients is inhibited in vitro by specific sugars. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 1994, 9:1560-3. Pubmed Link

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