Ayako Masaki

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We established an angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) mouse model using NOD/Shi-scid, IL-2Rγ(null) mice as recipients. The immunohistological findings of the AITL mice were almost identical to those of patients with AITL. In addition, substantial amounts of human immunoglobulin G/A/M were detected in the sera of the AITL mice. This result indicates(More)
The IRE1α-XBP1 pathway, a key component of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response, is considered to be a critical regulator for survival of multiple myeloma (MM) cells. Therefore, the availability of small-molecule inhibitors targeting this pathway would offer a new chemotherapeutic strategy for MM. Here, we screened small-molecule inhibitors of ER(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is a highly aggressive tumor caused by human T-cell leukemia virus type 1. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are closely involved in the development and progression of various tumors. Here we investigated the dysregulation of miRNAs in ATL and its clinical significance. Studies using miRNA arrays and subsequent real-time reverse(More)
We expanded human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 Tax-specific CTL in vitro from PBMC of three individual adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) patients and assessed their therapeutic potential in an in vivo model using NOG mice bearing primary ATL cells from the respective three patients (ATL/NOG). In these mice established with cells from a chronic-type(More)
We document human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) bZIP factor (HBZ)-specific CD4 T cell responses in an adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) patient after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) and identified a novel HLA-DRB1*15:01-restricted HBZ-derived naturally presented minimum epitope sequence, RRRAEKKAADVA (HBZ114-125). This(More)
We report on two patients, successfully treated by the combination therapy of S-1 and 24-h infusion of cisplatin (CDDP), who were initially diagnosed with unresectable stage 4 advanced gastric cancer. Each patient had a very good clinical response and underwent curative gastrectomy after completion of 14 and 10 courses of S-1/CDDP chemotherapy,(More)
Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a recently described low-grade carcinoma with morphologic and genetic similarity, including ETV6-NTRK3 fusion, to secretory carcinoma of the breast. ETV6 is frequently involved in other epithelial and nonepithelial tumors, and many fusion partners of ETV6 have been reported. In the present study, 14 Japanese(More)
There has been some debate as to whether a subset of metaplastic Warthin tumors (mWTs) harbor the mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC)-associated CRTC1-MAML2 fusion. We analyzed 15 tumors originally diagnosed as mWT (mWT-like tumors), 2 of which had concurrent MECs. We looked for the CRTC1/3-MAML2 fusion transcripts and performed immunohistochemistry for p63 and(More)
We expanded CTL specific for Tax (a human T-lymphotropic virus type-1-encoded gene product) in vitro from PBMC of several adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) patients, and document its potential significance as a target for ATL immunotherapy. Tax-specific CTL responses against tumor cells were restricted by Tax-expression and the appropriate human(More)
We recently discovered N-hydroxy-3-[1-(phenylthio)methyl-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl]benzamide (NCC149) as a potent and selective histone deacetylase 8 (HDAC8) inhibitor from a 151-member triazole compound library using a click chemistry approach. In this work, we present a series of NCC149 derivatives bearing various aromatic linkers that were designed and(More)