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A single-strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) method has been adopted for discrimination of human HLA-DRB1 alleles. This method enabled the detection of DNA polymorphisms including point mutations at a variety of positions in the DNA fragments of the HLA-DRB1 gene. A total of 27 HLA-DRB1 alleles from 172 healthy donors were analysed using a(More)
Thirty-six patients with acute leukemia (31 with AML, 5 with ALL) were classified by FAB criteria, and their bone marrow cells were analyzed cytogenetically with G-banding. Chromosomal abnormalities were found in 16 patients (44%). The most common abnormality was an 8;21 translocation, accounting for 19.4% of all AML patients, that was restricted to(More)
Aclarubicin was evaluated in combination chemotherapy for adult acute myeloid leukemia in a randomized trial involving 58 institutions throughout Japan. Behenoyl cytosine arabinoside (BH-AC)•daunorubicin, 6-mercaptopurine, and prednisolone (DMP) was compared with BH-AC•aclarubicin, 6-mercaptopurine, and prednisolone (AMP). In the 360 evaluable cases among(More)
A phase II study of recombinant human leukocyte A interferon was conducted in 64 patients with multiple myeloma in a multi-institutional cooperative trial. Partial remission was achieved in ten (21.3%) of 47 evaluable patients and minor response was observed in five (10.6%). Side effects were noted in more than two-thirds of the patients. They included(More)
We examined the proliferative response to Staphylococcus aureus Cowan 1 (SAC) by enriched peripheral blood B cells from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Responses of B cells from patients with active and inactive SLE were significantly lower than those of B cells from normal individuals. Hyporesponsiveness to SAC was not observed in healthy(More)
Forty-five previously-untreated adult patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) were treated with N4-behenoyl-1-beta-D-arabinofuranosyl-cytosine (BHAC) in a multi-institutional cooperative study. Among 41 evaluable patients, 15 (36.6%) achieved complete remission (CR) and 10 (24.4%) achieved partial remission by daily administration of 3 to 8 mg/kg of(More)
Eighty-four previously treated adult patients with acute leukemia and malignant lymphoma were treated with (2″R)-4′-O-tetrahydropyranyladriamycin (THP). THP (10–55 mg/m2) was administered by i.v. bolus injection daily for acute leukemia, and according to three different schedules for malignant lymphoma: daily, weekly or once every 3–4 weeks. Complete and(More)
A collaborative search for albumin genetic variants (alloalbumins) was undertaken by cellulose acetate and agarose electrophoresis at pH 8.6 of the sera of patients at two major medical centers in the United States and of nearly 20,000 blood donors in Japan. Seventeen instances of alloalbuminemia were ascertained, and seven different alloalbumin types were(More)