Hideyuki Ishii

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We have investigated the role of antigen-processing machinery (APM) component defects in HLA class I antigen down-regulation in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) lesions and assessed the clinical significance of these defects. To this end, 63 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor lesions were examined for APM component and HLA class I antigen(More)
Nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma is a peculiar lymphoma with an unique immunophenotype. Etiologically, the authors previously first demonstrated the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) genomes and their products in this lymphoma (Lancet 1990; 335). It is suggested that some of sequence variations such as a 30-bp deletion and multiple base(More)
Nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (NNKTL) is a clinical illness characterized by progressive unrelenting ulceration and necrosis of the nasal cavity and midline facial tissues. Histological features of the lymphoma include angiocentric and polymorphous lymphoreticular infiltrates, called polymorphic reticulosis. Surface antigens and the NK-cell(More)
We have investigated the association of immunoescape mechanisms in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) lesions with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and clinical course of the disease. Tumor biopsy specimens obtained from 36 Japanese NPC patients were examined for antigen processing machinery component and HLA class I antigen expression, CD8(+) T cell(More)
PURPOSE Nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma is associated with EBV and has distinct clinical and histologic features. However, little is known about its genetic features. In this study, we examined the genes expressed by SNK-6 and SNT-8 cells, which were established from nasal NK/T-cell lymphomas, and found that interleukin (IL)-9 was specifically(More)
Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was utilized to measure serum EBV DNA levels of BamHI W fragment and latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) in 20 nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma patients. Both serum EBV DNAs were detected at high levels in all patients, but the levels were below the limit of detection in all healthy controls. The(More)
Nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (NNKTL) is an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related malignancy with poor prognosis and has distinct histological features characterized by angiocentric and polymorphous lymphoreticular infiltrates including inflammatory cells such as granulocytes, monocytes, macrophages and lymphocytes. Here, we show that the monocytes(More)
PURPOSE Nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma is associated with Epstein-Barr virus and has poor prognosis because of local invasion and/or multiple dissemination. Recently, the role of chemokines/chemokine receptors in tumor proliferation and invasion has been shown. In this study, we examined whether the specific chemokines were related to the tumor(More)
Nasal natural killer (NK)/T cell lymphoma is a peculiar lymphoma with a unique immunophenotype. Etiologically, in 1990, the authors first demonstrated the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) genomes and their products in this lymphoma. EBV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) are very important in controlling the long-term persistence of EBV infection.(More)
We have investigated the role of antigen-processing machinery (APM) component defects in HLA class I antigen down-regulation in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) lesions and assessed the clinical significance of these defects. To this end, 63 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor lesions were examined for APM component and HLA class I antigen(More)