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Han Kyu Lee

Assistant Research Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Selected Publications

Developmental expression of the Sturge-Weber syndrome-associated genetic mutation in Gnaq: a formal test of Happle's paradominant inheritance hypothesis.

Journal Article Genetics · August 9, 2023 Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS) is a sporadic (non-inherited) syndrome characterized by capillary vascular malformations in the facial skin, leptomeninges, or the choroid. A hallmark feature is the mosaic nature of the phenotype. SWS is caused by a somatic mos ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cardiac Troponin I-Interacting Kinase Affects Cardiomyocyte S-Phase Activity but Not Cardiomyocyte Proliferation.

Journal Article Circulation · January 10, 2023 BACKGROUND: Identifying genetic variants that affect the level of cell cycle reentry and establishing the degree of cell cycle progression in those variants could help guide development of therapeutic interventions aimed at effecting cardiac regeneration. ... Full text Link to item Cite

A cross-species approach using an in vivo evaluation platform in mice demonstrates that sequence variation in human RABEP2 modulates ischemic stroke outcomes.

Journal Article Am J Hum Genet · October 6, 2022 Ischemic stroke, caused by vessel blockage, results in cerebral infarction, the death of brain tissue. Previously, quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping of cerebral infarct volume and collateral vessel number identified a single, strong genetic locus regu ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

A Neuroprotective Locus Modulates Ischemic Stroke Infarction Independent of Collateral Vessel Anatomy.

Journal Article Front Neurosci · 2021 Although studies with inbred strains of mice have shown that infarct size is largely determined by the extent of collateral vessel connections between arteries in the brain that enable reperfusion of the ischemic territory, we have identified strain pairs ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Novel Neuroprotective Loci Modulating Ischemic Stroke Volume in Wild-Derived Inbred Mouse Strains.

Journal Article Genetics · November 2019 To identify genes involved in cerebral infarction, we have employed a forward genetic approach in inbred mouse strains, using quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping for cerebral infarct volume after middle cerebral artery occlusion. We had previously observ ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Neuronal IL-4Rα modulates neuronal apoptosis and cell viability during the acute phases of cerebral ischemia.

Journal Article FEBS J · August 2018 Ischemic stroke caused by an embolus or local thrombosis results in neural tissue damage (an infarct) in the territory of the occluded cerebral artery. Decades of studies have increased our understanding of the molecular events during cerebral infarction; ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Natural allelic variation of the IL-21 receptor modulates ischemic stroke infarct volume.

Journal Article J Clin Invest · August 1, 2016 Risk for ischemic stroke has a strong genetic basis, but heritable factors also contribute to the extent of damage after a stroke has occurred. We previously identified a locus on distal mouse chromosome 7 that contributes over 50% of the variation in post ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Natural genetic variation of integrin alpha L (Itgal) modulates ischemic brain injury in stroke.

Journal Article PLoS Genet · 2013 During ischemic stroke, occlusion of the cerebrovasculature causes neuronal cell death (infarction), but naturally occurring genetic factors modulating infarction have been difficult to identify in human populations. In a surgically induced mouse model of ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite