Hiroshi Miyazaki

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Maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) depends on interaction with their niche. Here we show that the long-term (LT)-HSCs expressing the thrombopoietin (THPO) receptor, MPL, are a quiescent population in adult bone marrow (BM) and are closely associated with THPO-producing osteoblastic cells. THPO/MPL signaling upregulated beta1-integrin and(More)
Using specific antibodies against isoforms of WAVE (WASP [Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein] family Verprolin-homologous protein, also called Scar), we demonstrated that human platelets express all 3 isoforms. With the use of an in vitro pull-down technique, the src homology 3 (SH3) domain of insulin receptor substrate p53 (IRSp53) precipitated WAVE2 from(More)
BACKGROUND Although non-mass lesions on breast ultrasonography have become relatively common, they remain very difficult to diagnose. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in managing non-mass lesions. METHODS A total of 82 cases of non-mass lesions visible on breast ultrasonography(More)
One Japanese pedigree of familial essential thrombocythemia (FET) inherited in an autosomal-dominant manner is presented. A unique point mutation, serine 505 to asparagine 505 (Ser505Asn), was identified in the transmembrane domain of the c-MPL gene in all of the 8 members with thrombocythemia, but in none of the other 8 unaffected members in this FET(More)
We report a case of a 51-year-old woman with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) who was treated with surgery followed by the standard concomitant temozolomide (TMZ) and radiotherapy (RT). Although TMZ is generally safe and well-tolerated, she developed a sudden onset of prolonged and severe thrombocytopenia as the most prominent event of(More)
Pancreatic duct cell cancer is characterized by a low resectability rate and a low long-term survival rate. Between September 1974 and December 1992 in our institution, 149 (59%) of the 253 patients with this cancer underwent resection. The operative procedures were pancreatoduodenectomy in 105 patients, total pancreatectomy in 36, and distal pancreatectomy(More)
Bone is the most frequent site of breast cancer metastasis, and once such metastasis occurs, complete remission is extremely difficult to achieve. In an effort to define the mechanisms underlying metastatic spread of breast cancer to bone, we previously developed and characterized the highly bone metastatic 4T1E/M3 mouse breast cancer cells. We found that(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation after chemotherapy has been investigated, but little is known about the risk of horizontal transmission from an immunocompromised host with HBV reactivation. We treated two children with fulminant hepatitis B and acute hepatitis B, respectively, whose grandmother, an HBV carrier, had been undergoing rituximab plus(More)
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, plays a role in endothelial dysfunction, an initial step of atherosclerosis. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) also contribute to accelerated atherosclerosis. However, a pathophysiological crosstalk between ADMA and AGEs remains unclear. In this study, we investigated(More)
Euryhaline tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) can breed either in fresh water (FW) or in seawater, and the developing embryos and larvae withstand direct transfer from FW to SW or vice versa, before the development of osmoregulatory organs. In the study, developmental changes in drinking rate and ion and water permeability were examined after transfer of the(More)