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Original Article
Aurora Kinase A Is a Prognostic Marker in Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
Hyun Min Koh, Bo Geun Jang, Chang Lim Hyun, Young Sill Kim, Jin Won Hyun, Weon Young Chang, Young Hee Maeng
J Pathol Transl Med. 2017;51(1):32-39.   Published online December 25, 2016
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Aurora kinase A (AURKA), or STK15/BTAK, is a member of the serine/threonine kinase family and plays important roles in mitosis and chromosome stability. This study investigated the clinical significance of AURKA expression in colorectal cancer patients in Korea.
AURKA protein expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in 151 patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma using tissue microarray blocks. We analyzed the relationship between clinicopathological characteristics and AURKA expression. In addition, the prognostic significance of various clinicopathological data for progression-free survival (PFS) was assessed. Also we evaluated copy number variations by array comparative genomic hybridization and AURKA gene amplification using fluorescence in situ hybridization in colorectal carcinoma tissues.
AURKA gene amplification was found more frequently in the 20q13.2–13.33 gain-positive group than the group with no significant gain on the AURKA-containing locus. AURKA protein expression was detected in 45% of the cases (68/151). Positive staining for AURKA was observed more often in male patients (p = .035) and distally located tumors (p = .021). PFS was shorter in patients with AURKA expression compared to those with low-level AURKA expression (p < .001). Univariate analysis revealed that AURKA expression (p = .001), age (p = .034), lymphatic invasion (p = .001), perineural invasion (p = .002), and TNM stage (p = .013) significantly affected PFS. In a multivariate analysis of PFS, a Cox proportional hazard model confirmed that AURKA expression was an independent and significant prognostic factor in colorectal adenocarcinoma (hazard ratio, 3.944; p < .001).
AURKA could serve as an independent factor to predict a poor prognosis in Korean colorectal adenocarcinoma patients.


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  • Upregulation of aurora kinase A promotes vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration by activating the GSK-3β/β-catenin pathway in aortic-dissecting aneurysms
    Jia Meng, He-Liang Liu, Dong Ma, Hong-Yan Wang, Yue Peng, Hong-Li Wang
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  • Inhibition of AURKA Reduces Proliferation and Survival of Gastrointestinal Cancer Cells With Activated KRAS by Preventing Activation of RPS6KB1
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Brief Case Report
A Rare Case of Nodular Mucinosis of the Breast
Hyun Min Koh, Young Hee Maeng, Bo Geun Jang, Jae Hyuk Choi, Chang lim Hyun
J Pathol Transl Med. 2017;51(3):332-334.   Published online December 5, 2016
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    N.A. Chugh, A. Koul
    Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine.2021; 11(3): 197.     CrossRef
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    Bernardo Weil Lara, Daniela Pérez Martínez, Beatriz Romero Madrid
    Revista Española de Patología.2020; 53(1): 42.     CrossRef
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    Ashwani Koul, Mohinder Pal Bansal, Aniqa Aniqa, Harsh Chaudhary, Neha Arora Chugh
    International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research.2020; 90(5-6): 493.     CrossRef
  • A review of mucinous lesions of the breast
    Paula S. Ginter, Xiaoyu Tang, Sandra J. Shin
    The Breast Journal.2020; 26(6): 1168.     CrossRef
  • Mesenchymal Lesions of the Breast: What Radiologists Need to Know
    Debra S. Whorms, Michael D. C. Fishman, Priscilla J. Slanetz
    American Journal of Roentgenology.2018; 211(1): 224.     CrossRef
Original Article
Early Colorectal Epithelial Neoplasm in Korea: A Multicenter Survey of Pathologic Diagnosis
Yun Kyung Kang, So-Young Jin, Mee Soo Chang, Jung Yeon Kim, Gyeong Hoon Kang, Hye Seung Lee, Jin Hee Sohn, Ho Sung Park, Kye Won Kwon, Mi Jin Gu, Young Hee Maeng, Jong Eun Joo, Haeng Ji Kang, Hee Kyung Kim, Kee-Taek Jang, Mi Ja Lee, Hee Kyung Chang, Joon Mee Kim, Hye Seung Han, Won Ae Lee, Yoon Jung Choi, Dong Wook Kang, Sunhoo Park, Jae Hyuk Lee, Mee-Yon Cho
Korean J Pathol. 2013;47(3):245-251.   Published online June 25, 2013
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AbstractAbstract PDF

The incidence of early colorectal epithelial neoplasm (ECEN) is increasing, and its pathologic diagnosis is important for patient care. We investigated the incidence of ECEN and the current status of its pathologic diagnosis.


We collected datasheets from 25 institutes in Korea for the incidence of colorectal adenoma with high grade dysplasia (HGD) and low grade dysplasia in years 2005, 2007, and 2009; and early colorectal carcinoma in the year 2009. We also surveyed the diagnostic terminology of ECEN currently used by the participating pathologists.


The average percentage of diagnoses of adenoma HGD was 7.0%, 5.0%, and 3.4% in years 2005, 2007, and 2009, respectively. The range of incidence rates of adenoma HGD across the participating institutes has gradually narrowed over the years 2005 to 2009. The incidence rate of early colorectal carcinoma in the year 2009 was 21.2%. The participants did not share a single criterion or terminology for the diagnosis of adenoma HGD. The majority accepted the diagnostic terms that distinguished noninvasive, mucosal confined, and submucosal invasive carcinoma.


Further research requirements suggested are a diagnostic consensus for the histopathologic diagnosis of ECEN; and standardization of diagnostic terminology critical for determining the disease code.


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    Yun Kyung Kang
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Case Report
Lymphadenopathy of Kimura's disease Associated with Nephrotic Syndrome: A case report.
Bohong Hee Kim, Myung Suk Kang, Young Hee Maeng, Young Koo Park, Juhie Lee, Moon Ho Yang
Korean J Pathol. 1995;29(1):113-115.
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Kimura's disease is an important category of reactive lymphadenopathy especially among Asians. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology and is characterized by angiolymphoid proliferation and eosinophilia. The patient was a 17-year-old man with a 3-year-history of submandibular lymphadenopathy Who was referred to Kyung Hee University Hospital for evaluation of enlarging mass. He had a history of nephrotic syndrome for 7-8 years since 1984. Laboratory findings were not specific except for peripheral blood eosinophilia. The submandibular lymph node showed florid germinal enters, increased postcapillary venules in the paracortex, eosinophilic infiltration, and sclerosis. In this paper, a case of lymphadenopathy of Kimura's disease associated with nephrotic syndrome is reported.
Original Article
CD30 (Ber H2) Distribution in Hodgkin's Disease and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Bong Hee Kim, Young Hee Maeng, Ju Hie Lee, Moon Ho Yang
Korean J Pathol. 1994;28(4):381-388.
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Forty one cases of Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas were immunohisto-chemi-cally studied for the presence of CD30 antigen on the paraffin embedded formaldehyde fixed tissue by using Ber H2(CD30) monoclonal antibody (Dakopatts, diluted l : 20) and avidin biotin peroxidase complex technique seventy five %(6/8) of Hodgkin's lymphoma and 27% (9/33) of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas were CD30 positive. Five of l7 diffuse large cell and immunoblastic lymphoma and one large cell anaplastic lymphoma showed large numbers of CD30 positive cells. Occasional CD30 positive cells were found in one of 2 angiommunoblastic lymphadenopathy-like T cell lymphoma, one of 4 small lymphocytic lymphoma and one unclassified lymphoma. Immunophenotypically l6% of B cell lymphoma and 42% of T cell lymphoma showed CD30 positivity. six cases of Hodgkin's disease except lymphocyte predominance showed positive tumor cells. Our results show that CD30 is more widespread in histologic subtypes of lymphomas and is not specific for the diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease.
Case Reports
Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Liver: A case report.
Young Hee Maeng, Jae Hoon Park, Youn Wha Kim, Yong Koo Park, Ju Hie Lee, Moon Ho Yang
Korean J Pathol. 1994;28(1):90-92.
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Inflammatory pseudotumor of the Aver is a rare benign lesion that usually has been discovered at laparotomy. This lesion is inflamrhatory and reactive, but the etiology remains unknown. In-flammatory pseudotumor of the liver is of the interest not only because of its rarity also because it needs to be clinically differentiated from hepatocellular carcinoma and other malignant tu-mors. In this report, we describe a case of inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver with fever and weight loss in a 46-year-old male. Grossly, the lesion showed a rather well demarcated, gray white to pale yellowish nodular mass mesuring 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm in dimensions. M icroscqpically, the tumor was composed of diffuse infiltration of predominantly plasma cells, lymphocytes and histocytes associated with fibroblastic proliferation.
Lipoleiomyoma of the Uterus: A case report.
Myung Sook Kang, Young Hee Maeng, Jae Hoon Park, Yun Wha Kim, Ju Hee Lee, Moon Ho Yang
Korean J Pathol. 1993;27(5):535-537.
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A rare case of uterine lipoleiomyoma is reported with presentation of computed tomography, histomorphologic and immunohistochemical findings. This tumor is predominantly lipomatous with an admixture of smooth muscle fiber and hyalinized fibrous tissue. Immunohistochemical study revealed a positive reaction of S-100 protein in fat cells and desmin in smooth muscle fibers. Its histogenesis also has been discussed.

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