Hayato Tamai

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Rearrangements of the MLL gene located at 11q23 are common chromosomal abnormalities associated with acute leukemia (AL), especially infant and secondary leukemia after previous treatment with DNA topoisomerase II inhibitors. 11q23/MLL abnormalities have been widely recognized as an important prognostic factor in AL. Over 70 chromosome partners of 11q23(More)
To clarify the clinical features of adult patients with acute leukemia (AL) with 11q23 abnormalities, we performed a retrospective analysis of data from 58 adult Japanese patients: 51 with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and 7 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The incidences according to fusion partners in AML were: t(9;11), 31.3%; t(11;19), 27.4%;(More)
In recent years, it has been reported that the frequency of DNA-methylation regulatory gene mutations - mutations of the genes that regulate gene expression through DNA methylation - is high in acute myeloid leukemia. The objective of the present study was to elucidate the clinical characteristics and prognosis of acute myeloid leukemia with associated(More)
Recently, RCSD1 was identified as a novel gene fusion partner of the ABL1 gene. The RCSD1 gene, located at 1q23, is involved in t(1;9)(q23;q34) translocation in acute B lymphoblastic leukemia. Here we describe RCSD1-ABL1-positive B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) followed by rapid clonal evolution exhibiting three rare reciprocal translocations. We(More)
Mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL)/AF4-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a common type of leukemia in infants, which is associated with a high relapse rate and poor prognosis. IL24 selectively induces apoptosis in cancer cells and exerts immunomodulatory and antiangiogenic effects. We examined the effects of adeno-associated virus type 8 (AAV8)(More)
A 63-year-old man with idiopathic myelofibrosis, diagnosed on Sept. 2004 and treated with hydroxyurea (HU), was admitted to our hospital on March 2005 because of dyspnea and pleural effusion on the right side. Effusion analysis revealed hemothorax due to extramedullary hematopoiesis or bleeding. We performed a thoracoscopic pleural lung biopsy and(More)
We report a case of the extremely rare condition Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive T-cell lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) which occurred after umbilical cord blood transplantation. A 25-year-old Japanese man underwent cord blood transplantation from a male human leukocyte antigen 4/6-matched donor due to acute myeloid leukemia with trisomy 8. Bone marrow(More)