Chihiro Yamamoto

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Bone marrow mononuclear cells from 93 patients with hematological malignancies after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) were analyzed using flow cytometry (FCM). The disease was acute myeloblastic leukemia (50 patients), acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and others. Conditioning was myeloablative (80 patients) or reduced intensity. The(More)
The circumoval precipitin test (COPT), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and the immunoblotting anti-adult worm antigen (AWA) and soluble egg antigen (SEA) tests were applied to 17 chronically schistosome-infected patients for the detection of anti-Schistosoma mansoni antibodies before and on four occasions after oxamniquine administration over a(More)
In the rituximab era, several large studies have suggested that full-dose rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (R-CHOP) might be the best treatment for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) aged 60 years and older. However, it remains unclear whether this is also the case for those aged 70 years and older.(More)
Conjugation reaction of methazolamide with glutathione and its subsequent reactions were studied in vitro. Glutathione, cysteinylglycine, and cysteine conjugates of methazolamide were chemically synthesized. All of the three compounds showed absorbance below 330 nm, with maximal absorbance at approximately 300 nm. At the wavelengths below 220 nm, absorbance(More)
Influenza represents a substantial threat to human health and requires novel therapeutic approaches. Bakuchiol is a phenolic isoprenoid compound present in Babchi (Psoralea corylifolia L.) seeds. We examined the anti-influenza viral activity of synthetic bakuchiol using Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. We found that the naturally occurring form,(More)
Adoptive T-cell therapy with CD19-specific chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) is promising for treatment of advanced B-cell malignancies. Tumor targeting of CAR-modified T-cells is likely to contribute therapeutic potency; therefore we examined the relationship between the ability of CD19-specific CAR (CD19-CAR)-transduced T-cells to accumulate at CD19(+)(More)
In our facility, three patients developed tacrolimus (TAC)-induced renal dysfunction after allogeneic hemopoietic stem cell transplantation, although trough levels of TAC were within therapeutic ranges. They received an oral agent of slow-release TAC once a day instead of a regular form oral TAC twice a day. Following treatment with the prolonged-release(More)
The long-term variation in phytoplankton biovolume in the northern basin of Lake Biwa was analyzed using periodic phytoplankton census data from January 1979 to December 2009. Population densities obtained from census data were transformed into biovolumes, and phytoplankton species were categorized into three size fractions: net phytoplankton (≥4,000 μm3(More)
The aldol reaction of 2″ with a variety of different aldehydes gave the corresponding β-lactones 4 bearing successive asymmetric centers adjacent to a chiral tetraalkylated quaternary center or the (E)-alkenes 8. The use of electronically neutral or electron-deficient aldehydes led to 4 in excellent yields with high diastereoselectivities, whereas(More)
The prognosis of patients with systemic lymphoma with central nervous system (CNS) involvement is very poor and there is no established standard therapy. We retrospectively analyzed 18 patients (4 untreated and 14 relapsed) with systemic lymphoma with CNS involvement who received methotrexate and cytarabine-based multiagent chemotherapy (modified Bonn(More)