Fumitoshi Taketazu

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In order to determine the indication of B7 (B7-1 and B7-2) molecules-mediated immuno-gene therapy for human leukemias, we investigated 94 human leukemic samples for the expression of MHC molecules required for tumor antigen-specific signals and of B7-1, B7-2, and ICAM-1 molecules required for non-specific costimulatory signals. All samples were strongly(More)
Levels of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) activity in the conditioned medium of blood lymphocytes of twelve patients with aplastic anemia (AA), nine patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and five normal volunteers were investigated. We were able to observe growth inhibitory activity on porcine endothelial cells only after acidification of(More)
Human acute myeloid leukemia (ML-1 and HL-60) cells grew continuously in the serum-free liquid medium supplemented with human transferrin and bovine insulin. Both ML-1 and HL-60 cells formed clusters and colonies in the serum-free agar medium supplemented with bovine serum albumin, human transferrin, cholesterol, and L-alpha-phosphatidylcholine. Medium(More)
BACKGROUND A growing body of evidences suggests that transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) is produced in the synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and that TGF-beta is an important regulator in the course of the disease. Careful studies on the endogenous synthesis of TGF-beta as well as its receptors are therefore necessary to(More)
A patient with hematologic malignancy and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection received chemotherapy containing a glucocorticoid. The patient developed severe hepatitis after chemotherapy and, despite achieving complete remission of the malignancy, died of hepatic failure. We carried out a retrospective study of changes in the serological markers of HBV in(More)
Our new finding on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) patients indicates degeneration of the lenticular fasciculus (LF), a major outflow of the internal segment of the globus pallidus (GPi). We examined the clinical, radiological, and autopsy findings of one MJD patient and then retrospectively reviewed the MRI images of(More)
We report a case of T-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (T-CLL) in which the lymphocytes were small and mature, did not have cytoplasmic granulation, and appeared to be similar to those of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). Immunophenotyping of the lymphocytes revealed CD2+, CD4+, CD5+, and CD25+ on the cell surface, but expression of the CD3 and(More)
The recurrent translocation t(1;3)(p36;q21) is associated with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)/acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) characterized by trilineage dysplasia, especially dysmegakaryopoiesis and a poor prognosis. Recently, the two genes involved in this translocation have been identified: the MEL1 gene at 1p36.3, and the RPN1 gene at 3q21. The(More)
The distribution of the three mammalian isoforms of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta (TGF-beta 1, -beta 2, and -beta 3) as well as their signaling receptors, TGF-beta type I and type II receptors (T beta R-I and T beta R-II, respectively), in gastric carcinoma tissue was examined by immunohistochemistry using specific antibodies. Tissue specimens were(More)
The inhibition of binding between human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and its receptor by human interleukin-3 (IL-3) was observed in myelogenous leukemia cell line KG-1 which bore the receptors both for GM-CSF and IL-3. In contrast, this phenomenon was not observed in histiocytic lymphoma cell line U-937 or in gastric carcinoma(More)