Hideyuki Matsuzawa

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Putative myogenic and endothelial (myo-endothelial) cell progenitors were identified in the interstitial spaces of murine skeletal muscle by immunohistochemistry and immunoelectron microscopy using CD34 antigen. Enzymatically isolated cells were characterized by fluorescence-activated cell sorting on the basis of cell surface antigen expression, and were(More)
Stem cells of highly regenerative organs including blood are susceptible to endogenous DNA damage caused by both intrinsic and extrinsic stress. Response mechanisms to such stress equipped in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are crucial in sustaining hematopoietic homeostasis but remain largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that serial(More)
The administration of bovine lactoferrin (LF) with 1 mg/g body weight before the murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) infection completely protected the BALB/c mice from death due to the infection. In these LF-treated mice, a significant increase in the activity was found in the NK cells but not in the cytolytic T lymphocytes which recognized an MCMV-derived(More)
Hematopoiesis is a dynamic and strictly regulated process orchestrated by self-renewing hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and the supporting microenvironment. However, the exact mechanisms by which individual human HSCs sustain hematopoietic homeostasis remain to be clarified. To understand how the long-term repopulating cell (LTRC) activity of individual(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have shown that bone marrow (BM) contains cells capable of differentiating into myocytes in vivo. However, addition of demethylation drugs has been necessary to induce myocyte differentiation from BM cells in vitro, and precise mechanisms of BM cells' conversion to myocytes and the origin of those cells have not been established. We(More)
We examined the antileukemic effects of high concentrations of L-ascorbic acid (high AA) on human leukemic cells. In vitro, high AA markedly induced apoptosis in various leukemic cell lines by generating hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) but not in normal hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. High AA significantly repressed leukemic cell proliferation as well as(More)
Serotonin activates adenylate cyclase [ATP pyrophosphate-lyase (cyclizing), EC 4.6.1.1] of NCB-20 neuroblastoma--brain hybrid cells with an activation constant of 530 nM, but has little or no effect on cellular cyclic AMP or cyclic GMP content of NIE-115 neuroblastoma or NG108-15 hybrid cells. In homogenates of NCB-20 hybrid cells, lysergic acid(More)
OBJECTIVE Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) consist of heterogenous subpopulations, one of which is CD34(-) HSCs. Recent development of successful engraftment by intra-bone marrow transplantation revealed severe combined immunodeficiency (scid) mouse-repopulating cell (SRC) activity in human CD34(-) cord blood (CB) cells. On the other hand, CD34(-) cells from(More)
To characterize human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), xenotransplantation techniques such as the severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mouse repopulating cell (SRC) assay have proven the most reliable methods thus far. While SRC quantification by limiting dilution analysis (LDA) is the gold standard for measuring in vitro expansion of human HSCs, LDA is(More)
T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL), a rare type of peripheral T-cell leukemia, is characterized by marked splenomegaly with rapidly progressive lymphocytosis and a poor prognosis. Nine kinds of ABL1 chimeric genes have been identified in various kinds of hematological malignancies, such as chronic myeloid leukemia and B- or T-lymphoblastic leukemia.(More)