Junzo Nojima

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Large granular lymphocyte leukemia (LGLL) is defined as clonal proliferation of LGLs in peripheral blood. The following studies were conducted to address some issues in chronic LGLL. (1) Chronic LGLL is characterized by the indolent course, and the diagnosis of leukemia is difficult in such patients as those without distinct organomegaly and/or any evidence(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-phospholipid (aPL) antibodies (Abs) frequently found in the plasma of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have been associated with thrombotic complications. Our aim was to clarify the roles in thrombosis of aPL Abs that react with complexes of phospholipids and plasma proteins such as beta(2)-glycoprotein I (beta(2)-GPI),(More)
Fc gamma RIII (CD16), the type three receptor for the Fc portion of IgG, is expressed on neutrophils, killer (K)/NK lymphocytes and macrophages. K/NK lymphocyte Fc gamma RIII, which plays a role in antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity, is an efficient signal transducing molecule, whereas neutrophil Fc gamma RIII, which plays a role in immune-complex(More)
The relationship between arterial or venous thrombosis and the levels of anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) and/or existence of lupus anticoagulant (LA) was studied. The 141 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were divided into four groups: aCL single positive (25 cases), LA single positive (11 cases), aCL and LA double positive (25 cases), aCL(More)
BACKGROUND Therapeutic hypothermia protects neurons after severe brain injury. Activated microglia produce several neurotoxic factors, such as pro-inflammatory cytokines and nitric oxide (NO), during neuron destruction. Hence, suppression of microglial release of these factors is thought to contribute partly to the neuroprotective effects of hypothermia.(More)
In an effort to clarify the clinical significance of anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL) detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), we examined the prevalence of anti-cardiolipin antibodies (aCL), anti-beta2-glycoprotein I antibodies (anti-beta2-GPI), antiprothrombin antibodies (anti-PT), and anti-phosphatidylserine/prothrombin antibodies(More)
Cerebral infarction is the most common arterial thromboembolic complication in the anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL) syndrome. In an effort to clarify the roles of aPL in the pathogenesis of cerebral infarction in patients with SLE, we examined the levels of anti-cardiolipin/2-glycoprotein I antibodies (anti-CL/beta2-GPI) and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of oral ubiquinol-10 supplementation in CFS patients using an open-label study and a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled (RCT) study. Twenty patients with CFS were randomly enrolled in an 8-week open-label oral ubiquinol-10 (150 mg ubiquinol-10/day) study. The patients and the attending physicians(More)
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolic events such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are common manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome. Our aim was to clarify the roles of anti-phospholipid (aPL) antibodies in the pathogenesis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS AND RESULTS We examined(More)