Heiwa Kanamori

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Focal adhesions (FAs) are essential structures for cell adhesion, migration, and morphogenesis. Integrin-linked kinase (ILK), which is capable of interacting with the cytoplasmic domain of beta1 integrin, seems to be a key component of FAs, but its exact role in cell-substrate interaction remains to be clarified. Here, we identified a novel ILK-binding(More)
To clarify the cooperative roles of recurrently identified mutations and to establish a more precise risk classification system in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), we comprehensively analyzed mutations in 51 genes, as well as cytogenetics and 11 chimeric transcripts, in 197 adult patients with de novo AML who were registered in the Japan Adult Leukemia Study(More)
Disease-free survival in Philadelphia chromosome-positive ALL (Ph + ALL) is very poor, and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is currently considered the only procedure with curative potential. To identify factors affecting transplant outcome, we analyzed the data from 197 Ph + ALL patients aged 16 years or older who had(More)
Eighty patients receiving hematological stem cell transplantation (HCT) with a preparative regimen consisting of total body irradiation (12.5 Gy), cyclophosphamide (4000 or 4500 mg/m2), and thiotepa (400 mg/m2) were evaluated for the development of cardiac toxicity. Patients in whom the pretransplant cumulative dose of anthracycline was more than or equal(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk of developing lymphoma. Although the pathogenesis is still unclear, the increased risk appears to be related to the high inflammatory activity of RA, immunosuppressive agents, or Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. We investigated the relationship between EBV latent infection and methotrexate(More)
Two types of cDNAs for human macrophage scavenger receptors were cloned from a cDNA library derived from the phorbol ester-treated human monocytic cell line THP-1. The type I and type II human scavenger receptors encoded by these cDNAs are homologous (73% and 71% amino acid identity) to their previously characterized bovine counterparts and consist of six(More)
BACKGROUND Central nervous system (CNS) recurrence is almost invariably fatal in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Although some protocols are intended to prevent CNS disease, the value of CNS prophylaxis in patients with aggressive NHL remains to be determined. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of 68 adults with NHL who had(More)
A high complete remission (CR) rate has been reported in newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ALL) following imatinib-based therapy. However, the overall effect of imatinib on the outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is undetermined. Between 2002 and 2005, 100 newly diagnosed(More)
Factors predictive for central nervous system (CNS) involvement at presentation were investigated in 152 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) except for lymphoblastic cell lymphoma and small noncleaved cell lymphoma. Twelve patients developed CNS involvement during their disease course. The incidence was 7.9% of all the patients studied and 17.0% of(More)
Scatter to primary radiation ratios at detector positions were calculated for uniform cylindrical water phantoms in both third and fourth generation x-ray CT scanners using the Monte Carlo simulation method. A rapid method for determining the scattering angle is given. In the process of image reconstruction, the effect of scatter was isolated by applying(More)