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MUM1 (multiple myeloma oncogene 1)/IRF4 (interferon regulatory factor 4) gene has been identified as an oncogene transcriptionally activated by t(6;14)(p25;q32) chromosomal translocation in multiple myeloma (MM). The significance of this alteration in MM remains unknown, as it is not detectable by means of conventional cytogenetic analysis. To address this(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a distinct clinical entity among mature T-cell neoplasms, and its causative agent has been confirmed to be long-term infection by human T-lymphotropic virus type 1. A recent study demonstrated frequent expression of a chemokine receptor, CC chemokine receptor (CCR)4, which is known as a Th2 marker but not CXC(More)
MUM1/IRF4 is a myeloma-associated oncogene transcriptionally activated as a result of t(6;14)(p25,q32) chromosomal translocation and by virtue of its juxtaposition to the immunoglobulin heavy chain gene (IgH) locus. When this oncogene becomes non-functional, no activated B/T lymphocytes and Ig secreting plasma cells are observed, suggesting that MUM1/IRF4(More)
One Japanese pedigree of familial essential thrombocythemia (FET) inherited in an autosomal-dominant manner is presented. A unique point mutation, serine 505 to asparagine 505 (Ser505Asn), was identified in the transmembrane domain of the c-MPL gene in all of the 8 members with thrombocythemia, but in none of the other 8 unaffected members in this FET(More)
Chromosome 14q +, which represents a chromosomal rearrangement involving the immunoglobulin heavy chain gene (IgH) locus, is a genetic hallmark of human multiple myeloma (MM). Here, we report the identification of (14;20)(q32;q11) chromosomal translocations found in MM cells. Double color fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses pinpointed the(More)
Nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma is characterized by an aggressive clinical course and poor prognosis. The term "NK/T-cell" lymphoma includes both the NK-cell type and the T-cell type, which are classified by immunophenotyping and according to T-cell receptor (TCR) rearrangement. In addition, CD56+ T-cell lymphoma is defined as NK-like T-cell(More)
Microsatellite instability (MSI) represents a replication error resulting from the dysfunction of mismatch repair gene products. In this study, MSI was analyzed in 18 patients with various subtypes of adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL/L). Using six different microsatellite loci, we defined MSI as positive when replication errors were observed in at least(More)
We report a case of chronic myelogeneous leukaemia (CML) in B-lineage lymphoid blastic crisis (BC) having chromosome abnormality, inv(16)(p13;q22) in addition to Philadelphia chromosome, in 20/20 marrow metaphase. Inv(16)(p13;q22) was not observed in cells of chronic phase or accelerate phase. Abnormalities of chromosome 16, including inv(16)(p13;q22),(More)
We conducted a multicenter prospective randomized study to compare a fixed-scheduled induction therapy with a response-oriented individualized induction therapy for elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Newly diagnosed AML patients, aged between 65 and 80, were randomly assigned to receive fixed or individualized induction. Both groups(More)
Currently, there is no consensus to determine whether the therapeutic doses of anticancer drugs should be based on the actual or the ideal body weight of obese cancer patients. We performed induction and consolidation chemotherapy at doses calculated by using the actual body weight of an obese patient with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). A 47-year-old(More)