Akihito Hiramatsu

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For generation of energy, cancer cells utilize glycolysis more vigorously than oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria (Warburg effect). We examined the energy metabolism of four leukemia cell lines by using glycolysis inhibitor, 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2-DG) and inhibitor of oxidative phosphorylation, oligomycin. NB4 was relatively sensitive to 2-DG (IC(50):(More)
By using neutralizing monoclonal antibodies to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor type 1 (VEGFR1) and VEGFR2, we have shown that acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) cells with specific chromosome abnormalities are dependent on VEGF/VEGFR system. AML with t(8;21) is the most dependent subtype on VEGF with both VEGFR1 and VEGFR2. t(15;17)AML cells(More)
Several anti-angiogenic drugs have recently been clinically tested for haematological malignancies. To improve the efficacy of molecular target therapy against angiogenic molecules in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), we examined the dependency of AML cells on the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)/VEGF receptor type2 (VEGFR2) system by using VEGFR2(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its associated molecule, placenta growth factor (PlGF) are now known to support normal hematopoiesis, and leukemia cell growth. In this study, expression of VEGF and PlGF in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells was examined by real time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction in 20 patient samples.(More)
Various angiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and an associated molecule, placenta growth factor (PlGF), are thought to be important for normal and malignant hematopoiesis. This study examined mRNA expression of VEGF, PlGF and receptors for these molecules in AML cells and identified the disease-specific patterns of(More)
Hematopoietic cells and endothelial cells are mutually correlated in their development and growth. Various angiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiopoietins (Angs), are thought to be associated with leukemia cell growth. In this study, we examined if the Angs-Tie2 autocrine pathway works in primary AML cells or not by(More)
We report a case of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) with drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. A 33-year-old woman was admitted because of APL. After complete remission was obtained with the use of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), intensive chemotherapy was administered. She developed high grade fever(More)
We describe a patient who presented with aplastic anaemia associated with the Philadelphia (Ph1) chromosome during immunosuppressive therapy and who subsequently developed myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with monosomy 7. Initially the patient had hypocellular fatty marrow without leukaemic blasts or dysplastic features. Chromosome analysis showed 46, XY,(More)
In this study, we established and analyzed a novel human myeloid leukemia cell line, AMU-AML1, from a patient with acute myeloid leukemia with multilineage dysplasia before the initiation of chemotherapy. AMU-AML1 cells were positive for CD13, CD33, CD117, and HLA-DR by flow cytometry analysis and showed a single chromosomal abnormality, 46, XY,(More)
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