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To clarify whether the expression of the WT1 gene in leukemic cells is aberrant or merely reflects that in normal counterparts, the expression levels of the WT1 gene were quantitated for normal hematopoietic progenitor cells. Bone marrow (BM) and umbilical cord blood (CB) cells were fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS)-sorted into CD34+ and CD34- cell(More)
We studied the incidence of t(14;18)(q32;q21) in 54 patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) by dual-color fluorescence in situ hybridization on paraffin-embedded tissue sections (tissue-FISH) using probes for BCL2 and immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGH) genes. The t(14;18) was detected in 28 (56%) of 50 patients, who were successfully analyzed. On the other(More)
We report two cases of long-standing iron-deficiency anemia in a young man and an elderly woman that improved after eradication of Helicobacter pylori. Neither patient demonstrated any bleeding symptoms nor reported an extremely unbalanced diet. However, H. pylori infection was demonstrated with the urea breath test. After successful eradication of H.(More)
We studied the effects of stem cell factor (SCF) and flt3 ligand (FL) on the ex vivo expansion of human umbilical cord blood (CB)-derived CD34+ cells in combination with various cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-3, IL-6, IL-11, and c-Mpl ligand (thrombopoietin, TPO), in a short-term serum-free liquid suspension culture system. Among the two-factor(More)
We examined the effect of recombinant human interleukin (IL)-11 alone or in combination with various colony-stimulating factors (CSFs), including IL-3, granulocyte/macrophage (GM)-CSF, granulocyte (G)-CSF, stem cell factor (SCF), flt3 ligand (FL), and thrombopoietin (TPO), on colony formation by leukemic progenitor cells (L-CFU) obtained from 33 patients(More)
We assessed the biologic role of signaling through gp130, a signal-transducing receptor (R) component, in human hematopoiesis in vitro. Although peripheral blood-derived CD34(+) cells ubiquitously expressed gp130 and interleukin-3 receptor alpha (IL-3Ralpha), IL-6Ralpha was only detected on 80% of these CD34(+) cells. We sorted CD34(+)IL-6R+ or(More)
AIM To investigate the relation of the response to Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy to the depth of tumor invasion and chromosome abnormalities in patients with mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma and to determine the clinical value of aneuploidy. METHODS We studied 13 patients with localized gastric MALT lymphoma of stage E1. Before(More)
We studied the effect of human flt3/flk2 ligand (FL) on the proliferation and differentiation of purified CD34+ blood progenitors which express different levels of c-kit protein in clonal cell culture in comparison with that of stem cell factor (SCF). FL alone did not support significant colony formation. However, FL significantly enhanced neutrophil colony(More)