Learn More
We analyzed tandem duplication in the juxtamembrane (JM) domain of the FLT3 (FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3/FLK2, CD135) gene in 94 children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and evaluated its correlation with clinical features. Longer polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products were observed in five patients; 1/3 of M0, 119 of M1, 1/39 of M2, 1/9 of M3 and 1/12(More)
In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of our graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis with tacrolimus, methotrexate, and prednisolone in non-T-cell-depleted haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for children. Twenty-one consecutive patients including those with hematological malignancies (n = 11), solid tumors (n = 7), and(More)
The microvasculature of rabbit ovaries, with special regard to the interstitial-stromal tissue, was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) of vascular corrosion casts. The casting medium (Mercox) was injected in normal animals and in animals in which ovulation was induced by 100 I.U. of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) i.v. Vascular baskets of(More)
EBV-associated T/NK-cell lymphoproliferative disease (T/NK-LPD) is defined as a systemic illness characterized by clonal proliferation of EBV-infected T or NK cells. We prospectively enrolled 108 nonimmunocompromised patients with this disease (50 men and 58 women; median onset age, 8 years; age range, 1-50 years) evidenced by expansion of EBV(+) T/NK cells(More)
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) can cure several nonmalignant diseases in children. However, patients frequently have significant morbidity before transplantation and there is a high transplant-related mortality. Nonmyeloablative SCT might achieve the same goals but with less toxicity. Six pediatric patients with nonmalignant diseases underwent(More)
We analyzed the long-term outcomes of 1021 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), enrolled in four successive clinical trials (ALL811, ALL841, ALL874 and ALL911) between 1981 and 1993. All patients received risk-adopted therapy according to leukocyte count and age at the time of diagnosis. The median follow-up durations of the four studies were(More)
Rabbit ovarian microvasculature, with particular regard to developing and atretic follicles, was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) of vascular corrosion casts. The microvascular network of the follicles was arranged in typical round plexuses of varying shape and size. Four different morphological types of vascular plexuses supplied the(More)
We retrospectively analyzed results for 154 patients with acquired severe aplastic anemia who received bone marrow transplants between 1993 and 2000 from unrelated donors identified through the Japan Marrow Donor Program. Patients were aged between 1 and 46 years (median, 17 years). Seventy-nine donor-patient pairs matched at HLA-A, -B, and -DRB1 loci, as(More)
A cell-maceration/scanning electron microscope (SEM) method was employed to demonstrate the arrangement of the collagen fibrillar network of various tissues. Immersion of fixed tissues in NaOH (25 degrees C) for 3-7 days, followed by rinsing in distilled water successfully removed the cellular elements, exposing collagen fibrils which were identified as(More)