Fumiko Mori

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CONTEXT There are currently no factors that have been shown to predict gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during early pregnancy. The soluble (pro)renin receptor [s(P)RR] may contribute to the development of GDM. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine whether plasma s(P)RR concentrations during early pregnancy are associated with the(More)
PURPOSE There are no suitable small animal models to evaluate human antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) in vivo, due to species incompatibilities. Thus, the first aim of this study was to establish a human tumor-bearing mouse model in which human immune cells can engraft and mediate ADCC, but where the endogenous mouse immune cells cannot(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)
It was recently reported that hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation had occurred in HBsAg-negative lymphoma patients who received rituximab plus steroid combination chemotherapy. HBV reactivation in myeloma patients have not been reported extensively. We describe here two cases of HBV reactivation in HBsAg-negative myeloma patients receiving systemic(More)
There is a lack of suitable small animal models to evaluate human Ab-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) in vivo, because of the species incompatibility between humans and animals or due to nonspecific allogeneic immune reactions. To overcome these problems, we established a human tumor-bearing mouse model, using NOD/Shi-scid, IL-2Rgamma(null) (NOG) mice(More)
Antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) is a major antitumor mechanism of action of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). The aim of this study was to identify tumor-associated factors which determine susceptibility to rituximab-induced ADCC. Thirty different CD20+ non-Hodgkin lymphoma cell lines were phenotyped for characteristics such as level(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is an intractable hematologic malignancy caused by human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1), which infects approximately 20 million people worldwide. Here, we have explored the possible expression of cancer/testis (CT) antigens by ATLL cells, as CT antigens are widely recognized as ideal targets of cancer(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) remains an incurable disease and further development of novel agents is needed. Because constitutive expression of topoisomerase I (TopoI) in MM cells and the efficacy of SN-38, an active metabolite of irinotecan (CPT-11), have been reported, we investigated the therapeutic potential of CPT-11. Of the eight MM cell lines analyzed, four(More)
To study the possible involvement of human T cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I)-related agent in Japanese multiple sclerosis (MS), we performed a Western blotting analysis, using purified viral antigens, on sera from 46 patients with MS, nine patients with other neurologic diseases, and 11 healthy controls. Of 46 MS patients, 11 (24%) had antibodies(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)