Hiroyoshi Kunimoto

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We encountered a case of reactivation of hepatitis B virus after administration of infliximab for Crohn’s disease. The use of infliximab was considered because the patient displayed abdominal symptoms and perianal lesions. Transaminases were normal, and hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA was undetectable before treatment, so no antiviral treatment was used, and(More)
This work was supported by the following grants: Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Special fellow in Clinical Research, 4587-11 (N.G.); National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute 5R01 CA 102713-04 and 5R01 CA 125077-03 (D.P.W.); Department of Veterans Affairs (G.S.W.); National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis andMusculoskeletal(More)
Somatic mutation of ten-eleven translocation 2 (TET2) gene is frequently found in human myeloid malignancies. Recent reports showed that loss of Tet2 led to pleiotropic hematopoietic abnormalities including increased competitive repopulating capacity of bone marrow (BM) HSCs and myeloid transformation. However, precise impact of Tet2 loss on the function of(More)
Recent genetic analyses have revealed that premalignant somatic mutations in hematopoietic cells are common in older people without an evidence of hematologic malignancies, leading to clonal hematopoietic expansion. This phenomenon has been termed clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP). Frequency of such clonal somatic mutations increases(More)
The classification of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) has limitations because the condition includes disorders with similar general clinical features, similar characteristics of lung and renal involvement and a positive ANCA serology. A 40-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for hemoptysis and dyspnea. She had(More)
Only limited data are available regarding the relationship between blood concentration of tacrolimus and its efficacy in preventing acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD). We retrospectively evaluated the effects of the whole blood concentration of tacrolimus, which was measured by an automated microparticle enzyme immunoassay, early after allogeneic(More)
We performed cytosine methylation sequencing on genetically diverse patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and found leukemic DNA methylation patterning is primarily driven by nonpromoter regulatory elements and CpG shores. Enhancers displayed stronger differential methylation than promoters, consisting predominantly of hypomethylation. AMLs with(More)
Recent studies have reported that activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) and ten-eleven-translocation (TET) family members regulate active DNA demethylation. Genetic alterations of TET2 occur in myeloid malignancies, and hematopoietic-specific loss of Tet2 induces aberrant hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) self-renewal/differentiation, implicating TET2 as(More)
Mutations in epigenetic modifiers and signaling factors often co-occur in myeloid malignancies, including TET2 and NRAS mutations. Concurrent Tet2 loss and NrasG12D expression in hematopoietic cells induced myeloid transformation, with a fully penetrant, lethal chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), which was serially transplantable. Tet2 loss and Nras(More)
DNA methylation is one of the critical epigenetic modifications regulating various cellular processes such as differentiation or proliferation, and its dysregulation leads to disordered stem cell function or cellular transformation. The ten-eleven translocation (TET) gene family, initially found as a chromosomal translocation partner in leukemia, turned out(More)
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